Downtown Coffee

100% Kona Fancy

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Origin: Kona growing region, “Big Island” of Hawaii.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $27.40/7 ounces

Review Date: August 2014

Agtron: 50/69

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Quietly deep, pungent. Dark chocolate, plum, night-blooming flowers, oak, a hint of musk in aroma and cup. Soft, gently tart acidity; impressively syrupy, vibrant mouthfeel. Flavor fades a bit in a continued rich but oaky finish.


Downtown Coffee is a small-batch roaster located in Honolulu, Hawaii, that offers a wide variety of Hawaii-grown coffees. We found this 100% Kona by far the best of the six Downtown Coffee offerings we tested in 2014. Visit www.dtcoffee.com or call 808-599-5353 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Chocolate and rich flowers should please those who enjoy a Kona cup with gentle acidity and deep-toned, musky aromatics.

This review originally appeared in the August, 2014 tasting report: Hawaii 2014: The Classics Rule

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