Kona Fancy by Don Francisco's Gourmet Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
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Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2006
Origin: Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii. Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: High-toned, delicate (almost too) aroma: flowers, caramel, pipe tobacco. A bit sharp and astringent in the cup, but with a richly rounding caramel character and fine floral top notes. The caramel settles toward chocolate in the finish.

Notes: Fancy is the second-highest grade of Kona coffee (Extra Fancy is the highest), with the discrimination based mainly on bean size. Don Francisco's is the upscale specialty coffee line of F. Gavina & Sons, the large, family-owned-and-operated roasting company in the Los Angeles area. Don Francisco's is named after Francisco Gavina, the Cuban-born father of the Gavina clan. Visit www.don-francisco.com or call 800-428-4627 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer bracing mornings to comfortable afternoons.

AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:7
AGTRON:58/75


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