Reviews for Hula Daddy

Review Date: Nov 2016

Price: $36.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Rich, deeply floral. Dried mango, narcissus, dark chocolate, marjoram, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is carried by dark chocolate and sweet marjoram notes.

Review Date: Oct 2016

Price: $44.95/8 ounces

No. 3 Coffee of 2016: Hula Daddy Laura's Reserve

Lush, sweetly savory, deeply floral. Black currant, hops, coriander, kola syrup, violet in aroma and cup. Juicy, round acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish consolidates around fruit and floral tones in the short, modulating to crisp, resonant notes of hops and kola in the long.

Review Date: May 2016

Price: $39.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Delicate, sweetly intricate. Honey, roasted cacao nib, raspberry, sandalwood, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Round, juicy, balanced acidity; buoyant, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The richly drying, long finish consolidates to pretty cinnamon and cocoa notes.

Review Date: Apr 2016

Price: $32.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

The classic Kona cup on steroids, maybe with a hint of Kenya: sweetly and pungently berry-toned; chocolatey and floral.

Review Date: Feb 2016

Price: $34.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Deeply rich, subtly complex. Honey, prickly pear fruit, clove, cocoa nib and jasmine in aroma and cup. Delicate, dynamically composed acidity; buttery-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant, spice-toned finish leads with cocoa butter in the short and clove notes in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2015

Price: $39.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Sweet, floral-toned pungency. Vanilla, macadamia nut, fresh peach and rose hips in aroma and cup. Vibrant and balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is carried by peach notes in the short and rose hips in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2014

Price: $35.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Big, juicy, resonantly bright. Blood orange, black currant, lilac, vanilla, dark chocolate. Rich, round, lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but retains depth and sweetness in a long finish.

Review Date: Nov 2014

Price: $34.95/8 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2014 - No. 11

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.

Review Date: Aug 2014

Price: $32.95/8 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Sweetly pungent, quietly complex. Honey, tangerine, dark chocolate, hints of clove and lilac in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded but vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy, resonant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around lingering hints of tangerine and clove in a sweet-toned, balanced finish.

Review Date: Oct 2013

Price: $35.95/8 ounces

Top 30 Coffees of 2013 - #26

Richly and sweetly tart fruit – suggesting açai perhaps – dominates in aroma and cup, supported by dark chocolate, pungent cedar and rose-like flowers. Deep, sweet-toned acidity; big, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor rounds and consolidates in a crisply drying finish.

Review Date: Oct 2013

Price: $59.95/16 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Opulent, deep. Fresh-cut cedar, dark chocolate, vanilla, ripe orange in aroma and cup. Richly bright, slightly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a rich, roundly drying finish.

Review Date: Apr 2012

Price: $47.95/16 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Pleasing caramelly sweetness is balanced by hints of pungent cedar and complemented by orange and floral notes. Delicate but rich acidity; lively, silky mouthfeel. Flavor carries into a long, elegantly clean finish.

Review Date: Jan 2012

Price: $44.95/16 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Delicate, sweetly bright, refreshing. Fresh-cut fir, almond-like nut and the pure, sweetly tart flavor of coffee fruit in aroma and cup. Softly brisk, floral-toned acidity; silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A hint of cocoa that emerges in the cup quietly dominates a crisply sweet finish.

Review Date: Mar 2011

Price: $39.95/16 ounces

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Deep, intense, pungently fruity aroma; think grapefruit. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Continued complexly sweet yet pungent fruit dominates in the cup: grapefruit, lemon, blackberry, black currant. Rich, flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Mar 2010

Price: $79.95 / 16 oz.

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Complications of fruit ferment are rich and complex in both aroma and cup: Deep, sweet, chocolaty molasses and moist pipe tobacco, a round apricot-like fruit, and a powerful suggestion of dusk flowers extend from aroma through a deeply flavor-saturated finish. The richness fades a bit as the cup cools, revealing a shadow composty edge to the ferment, but the main impression of opulence persists.

Review Date: Jun 2009

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Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

An exciting, rather unusual complex of sweet but pungent citrus, nut and flowers animates the profile from aroma through finish. The citrus in particular is complex and engaging, one moment suggesting Meyer lemon, another especially sweet grapefruit. One cup of five we sampled displayed a very slight hint of bitterness; otherwise the rating for this exotic coffee would go higher.

Review Date: Dec 2008

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Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Intense, crisp, molassy sweet aroma: coffee cherry, aromatic wood, dusk flowers. In the cup soft but powerful acidity with a wine, or perhaps better, apple cider nuance. Delicate, silky mouthfeel, very sweet, continued coffee cherry, molasses, nut, aromatic wood, a hint of dusk flowers, all of which suggest at moments the most subtle milk chocolate imaginable. Smooth, clean, lightly flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Dec 2008

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Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

Gracefully sweet in the aroma, with soft fruit and floral notes. In the cup, sweet-toned acidity, medium body and delicate flavors of blossoming flowers, honey and summer fruit. Very clean finishing with a lingering sweetness.

Review Date: Mar 2007

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Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

A simple but sweet, deeply resonant coffee with a big, smooth body and chocolate-toned fruit notes that read as a round, banana-inclined milk chocolate in the aroma. In the cup the chocolate turns toward cocoa and the fruit toward a gently tart, cherryish coffee fruit. Rich, straightforward finish with a very slight hint of astringency.

Review Date: Oct 2005

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Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Logo

A simple, rich, deeply dimensioned dark-roasted cup. Sweetly roasty in the aroma with semi-sweet chocolate notes. In the cup the roast continued to dominate with mildly charred wood tones overlaying semi-sweet chocolate and perhaps some dry berry notes. Rich, clean finish with continued dry chocolate notes.