100% Kona Pau Hana Estate Organic by Pele Plantations Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Pele Plantations

    Honaunau, Hawaii
  • 100% Kona Pau Hana Estate Organic

Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2006
Origin: Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Classic aroma: cleanly high-toned, slightly acidy, with flowers, peach, and a hint of milk chocolate. In the cup sweetly and brightly acidy, with continued floral, peach and black currant notes. The flavor drops off in a rather disappointing finish.

Notes: This coffee comes from a farm, previously known as the Woods Estate, distinguished by its relatively high growing altitude and two Kona Coffee Cupping Contest trophies, and is milled, roasted and retailed by Pele Plantations, a small family company operated by Gus and Cynthia Brocksen. Pele Plantations mills and sells coffees from seven different Kona farms, including Pau Hana and the Brocksens' own farm. Visit www.peleplantations.com or call 800-366-0487 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Until the finish, embodies the classic coffee paradox: simultaneously austerely acidy yet voluptuously sweet.


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