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Hula Daddy

High Mountain Red Bourbon

Location: Holualoa, Hawaii

Origin: Holualoa, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawaii.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $34.95/8 ounces

Review Date: November 2014

Agtron: 61/77

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Roundly bright, juicy, complex. Orange, mulberry, vanilla, honey, complex night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Giddy, buoyantly sweet acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor extends deep into a long finish.

Notes:

This exceptional coffee was selected as the #11 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2014. 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 coffee, all from trees of the heirloom Red Bourbon variety, was produced at the higher elevation Hula Daddy farm. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 888-553-2339 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A classic coffee, grandly structured but balanced, with a massive but gracefully expressed range of aroma and flavor.


This review originally appeared in the November, 2014 tasting report: Geshas and the Rest: Single-Variety, Single-Lot Coffees