Hawaii Nani Kona Private Reserve, Medium Roast by Nani Kona Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Nani Kona Coffee

    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Nani Kona Private Reserve, Medium Roast

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: February 2002
Origin: Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: Extraordinary high-toned aromatics grapefruit, flowers, blueberry, fresh grape all carry exhilaratingly from nose through cup, where the fruit tones soften toward chocolate. Appropriately medium-bodied, with the aromatics supported by a gentle balance of sweetness and acidity.

Notes: Nani Kona is a new, well-funded Kona boutique growing and roasting operation whose trees (on two farms in the Holualoa district) are just now coming into maturity. The Nani Kona bags proclaim A Fresh Cup of Aloha Visit www.winecountrygourmet.com for more info.

Who Should Drink It: The most purist of professional palates might accuse this coffee of having gained aromatic complexity by absorbing some fermented sugars from the fruit before processing, but, if so, this was a blessed accident. A splendidly seductive coffee, reminiscent of many of the best Ethiopia wet-processed origins.

AROMA:10
ACIDITY:6
BODY:7
FLAVOR:10
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:46/50


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