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Hala Tree Coffee

“Naturals”

Location: Captain Cook, Hawaii

Origin: Captain Cook, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawaii

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $30.00/8 ounces

Review Date: December 2017

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, fruit-forward. Raspberry, cedar, baker’s chocolate, gardenia, molasses in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure; velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, gently drying finish leads with notes of chocolate-toned berries in the short, and spicy-sweet florals and aromatic wood notes in the long.

Notes:

Certified organic. Produced entirely from trees of the Kona Typica variety of Arabica. This is a “natural” or dry-processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is sweeter and deeper-toned than profiles associated with the more typical wet or “washed” process (fruit is removed before drying). Hala Tree Coffee is a family-owned organic Kona coffee farm located near Captain Cook village, in the heart of the Kona coffee belt, overlooking historic Kealakekua Bay. The USDA organic-certified property now produces 100% Kona coffee that is processed and roasted on site to ensure quality in each bag of coffee. For more information, visit www.halatreecoffee.com

The Bottom Line: A fruit-driven, but crisp natural-processed Kona cup that’s also certified organic.

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