"Kona Sweet" 100% Kona by Hula Daddy Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Hula Daddy

    Holualoa, Hawaii
  • "Kona Sweet" 100% Kona

Roast: Light Review Date: December 2008
Origin: Holualoa, Hawaii Price: $34.95/10oz

Blind Assessment: Intense, crisp, molassy sweet aroma: coffee cherry, aromatic wood, dusk flowers. In the cup soft but powerful acidity with a wine, or perhaps better, apple cider nuance. Delicate, silky mouthfeel, very sweet, continued coffee cherry, molasses, nut, aromatic wood, a hint of dusk flowers, all of which suggest at moments the most subtle milk chocolate imaginable. Smooth, clean, lightly flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: This coffee is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Hula Daddy is a boutique coffee farm at the 1,400 foot level of the Mount Hualalai volcano near the northern end of the Kona growing district, five minutes above the town of Kailua-Kona. This coffee was prepared under the supervision of Miguel Meza, one of specialty coffee's younger visionaries. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 888-553-2339 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: At the moment of this review, early December 2008, fresh from the patio and just rested, an extraordinary and original coffee, complex and exotic yet lyrically pure.


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