Roy's Blend by Honolulu Coffee Review |
  • Honolulu Coffee

    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Roy's Blend

Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2004
Origin: Kona region of Hawaii and other unnamed origins Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The cup gives an impression of both thinness and richness. Overripe fruit - peaches perhaps - settle toward an agreeable but pungent chocolate. Two cups of five were bitter, suggesting that the pleasant intrigue of overripe-fruit-cum-chocolate was induced by a slightly fermented component to the blend.

Notes: Roy's is renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi's original Hawaiian location, serving celebrated Hawaiian fusion cuisine. Honolulu Coffee specializes in Kona coffee and blends containing Kona coffee. The coffee reviewed here and served at Roy's apparently is such a blend, containing both Kona and non-Kona components. The Honolulu Coffee website incorporates an interesting coffee selector feature. Visit or call 877-533-1500 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy puzzles and contradictions.


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