Twigg-Smith Estate Ohana Medium Roast by Kona Blue Sky Coffee Review |
  • Kona Blue Sky Coffee

    Holualoa, Hawaii
  • Twigg-Smith Estate Ohana Medium Roast

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

Blind Assessment: Fine aroma: delicate but deep, with milk chocolate, floral and caramelly fruit notes, apple perhaps. In the cup softly acidy, velvety in mouthfeel; the chocolate turns toward sweet cocoa with a richly tart floral twist. Surprisingly long finish, but also surprisingly heavy and even astringent. Cups were slightly uneven with occasional very faint musty fermented suggestions as they cooled, so a rating that started at 90 ended at an ambivalent 87.

Notes: The Twigg-Smith estate is a large farm by Kona standards (400 acres) on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai, with good growing elevations and some very old trees. Kona Blue Sky roasts and retails Twigg-Smith coffees and operates an attractive visitor's center. Visit or call 808-322-1700 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A Kona as elegant as it is risky.


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