100% Kona Pau Hana Estate Organic
|Roaster Location:||Honaunau, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii.|
|Review Date:||April 2006|
Blind Assessment: Classic aroma: cleanly high-toned, slightly acidy, with flowers, peach, and a hint of milk chocolate. In the cup sweetly and brightly acidy, with continued floral, peach and black currant notes. The flavor drops off in a rather disappointing finish.
Notes: This coffee comes from a farm, previously known as the Woods Estate, distinguished by its relatively high growing altitude and two Kona Coffee Cupping Contest trophies, and is milled, roasted and retailed by Pele Plantations, a small family company operated by Gus and Cynthia Brocksen. Pele Plantations mills and sells coffees from seven different Kona farms, including Pau Hana and the Brocksens' own farm. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Until the finish, embodies the classic coffee paradox: simultaneously austerely acidy yet voluptuously sweet.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2006 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees 2006: Not This Year