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Big Island Coffee Roasters

Hawai’i Puna Kazumura

Location: Mountain View, Hawaii

Origin: Puna District, "Big Island" of Hawaii.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/8 ounces

Review Date: August 2014

Agtron: 56/68

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 5

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, delicate, complex. Deep, lush floral notes (plumeria perhaps), honey, roasted cacao nib, peach-like fruit in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. Flavor quietly persists in a resonant finish.

Notes:

Puna is the easternmost district of the Big Island of Hawaii, literally on the other side of the island from the far more famous Kona district. From a three-acre farm in Puna owned and operated by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz, who did just about everything related to this coffee, from pruning to roasting. Visit www.bigislandcoffeeroasters.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a lushly deep but delicate cup from a singular and surprising Hawaii origin.


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