Rusty's Hawaiian Coffee
100% Ka’u Classic
|Roaster Location:||Pahala, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Ka'u growing district, southwestern corner of the "Big Island" of Hawaii.|
|Est. Price:||$30 / 16 oz.|
|Review Date:||March 2010|
Blind Assessment: Very sweet, complex coffee. In the aroma molasses, milk chocolate, aromatic wood, sweet tomato. In the cup rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, almost sugary sweetness, with continued notes of molasses, chocolate, and a richly tart tomato. Clean, long finish.
Notes: Ka'u is a newly emerging Hawaii coffee growing district centered thirty miles or so south of the famous Kona region. Ka'u farmer Lorie Obra meticulously picks, processes and roasts her coffees using traditional methods and artisan attention. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A fine and subtly distinctive coffee, acidy yet richly sweet.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2010 tasting report: Island Coffees: Hawaii and the Caribbean