|Roaster Location:||Holulaloa, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Holualoa, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawaii|
|Est. Price:||$36.95/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2016|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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 processed by the conventional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 888-553-2339 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A Kona cup both classically balanced yet distinctive in its sweet herb and floral tones and backgrounded dark chocolate.