100% Hawaiian Coffee Hamakua Estate
|Roaster Location:||Pa'auilo, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Hamakua district, northeastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.|
|Est. Price:||$30 / 16 oz.|
|Review Date:||March 2010|
Blind Assessment: Tart, grapefruity pungency, hints of sweet cocoa and nut in both aroma and cup. Subdued acidity, lean but silky mouthfeel, good flavor persistence into the finish. A very slight salty astringency shadows an otherwise impressive cup.
Notes: Javaloha coffee is grown at an elevation of 2,000 feet on the northern slope of Mauna Kea, or White Mountain, along the Hamakua Coast on the northeastern side of Hawaii's Big Island. Visit www.javaloha.com or call 808-936-2833 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in an emerging new Hawaii growing region; those who enjoy a richly tart, slightly savory cup.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2010 tasting report: Island Coffees: Hawaii and the Caribbean