Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
100% Kona Bourbon Pointu Laurina
Location: Holulaloa, Hawaii
Origin: Holualoa, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawaii
Est. Price: $49.95/8 ounces
Review Date: February 2017
Complexly layered, richly sweet-savory. Violet, dried fig, almond butter, ginseng, fine musk in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-tart acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The intense, resonant finish is saturated with all the flavor notes from the cup, in particular the fruit and floral tones, which ring on and on.
Bourbon Pointu, botanical name var. Laurina, is a rare variety of Arabica that is a natural mutation of the famous Bourbon variety first selected on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The Bourbon Pointu is famous for its natural low levels of caffeine, bean shape (small and tending to be pointed at the ends, hence “pointu”), and pungently fruit-toned, Bourbon-like cup. This version was produced in Kona, Hawaii. Hula Daddy is a boutique coffee producer with farms at the 1,400 and 2,500 foot levels of the Mount Hualalai volcano near the northern end of the Kona growing district, five minutes above the town of Kailua-Kona. This rare coffee is only available on the Hula Daddy website through their allocation list. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 888-553-2339 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An exciting and rare coffee with an extraordinarily bright acidity and broad aromatic scope.