Big Island Coffee Roasters

Puna Natural

Location: Mountain View, Hawaii

Origin: Puna District, Big Island of Hawaii

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $29.00/10 ounces

Review Date: June 2017

Agtron: 54/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Abundantly sweet, deeply rich and savory. Dried apricot, lime zest, nougat, lavender, thyme in aroma and cup. Round, fruit-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is characterized by savory herb notes, nougat and hints of piquant citrus zest.


Produced from trees of the Red Caturra, Red Catuai, Pache and Bourbon varieties of Arabica. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees.This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of women-produced coffees for Coffee Review‘s June 2017 tasting report. Big Island Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster and coffee farm operated with hands-on passion by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz. Visit www.bigislandcoffeeroasters.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A natural-processed coffee that exhibits grace and finesse in its fruit-forward elegance.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2017 tasting report: Holding Up (More Than) Half The Sky: Coffees From Women Producers

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