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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.

Notes:

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