|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Holualoa, North Kona growing district, Hawaii.|
|Est. Price:||$59.95/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2013|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: This coffee was produced exclusively from a strain of the Typica variety of Arabica brought to Hawaii in the 19th century, mainly from Brazil. Hula Daddy is a boutique coffee producer with farms at the 1,400 and 2,500 foot levels of the Mount Hualalai volcano near the northern end of the Kona growing district, five minutes above the town of Kailua-Kona. This coffee was produced at the higher elevation Hula Daddy farm, and is an Extra Fancy, the highest grade of Kona coffee based on bean size and freedom from physical imperfection. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 888-553-2339 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Coffee antiquarians, who may want to sample a very old, traditional strain of Typica, the foundational variety upon which much of the world’s coffee production was originally based, as well those simply interested in a superb Kona cup that is both deeply lush yet suavely brisk.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2013 tasting report: Single-Lot, Single-Variety Excitement