PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Rusty’s Hawaiian

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Origin: Ka'u growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $20.00/8 ounces

Review Date: September 2014

Agtron: 68/89

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Very sweet-toned, delicate, pure. Pecan, vanilla, plum, tangerine in aroma and cup. Gentle, crisp, lyrically sweet acidity; very light but silky mouthfeel. Sweetness dominates in a deeply flavor-saturated finish.


Ka’u is a newly emerged Hawaii coffee growing district centered thirty miles or so southeast of the famous Kona region; Lorie Obra’s Rusty’s Farm is one of Ka’u’s best-known and most celebrated farms. Lorie meticulously picks and processes her coffees using traditional methods and artisan attention. This coffee was subjected to an experimental final step in processing based on practice in Kenya in which the clean, freshly washed parchment coffee is exposed to an additional 24-hour soak in cold water. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very light-roasted, flawlessly prepared coffee for those who value purity, silken delicacy and fresh, crisp aromatics.

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