Bay View Farm
100% Kona Peaberry Dark Roast
|South Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii
Sweetly roasty throughout the profile: fresh-cut cedar and hints of cardamom and flowers in the aroma; in the cup silky in mouthfeel, very sweet, with continuing cedar and intensified floral notes. Slightly astringent, almost turpenny in the long finish.
Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Bayview Farms is one of Kona's leading coffee mills. It roasts the two highest grades of its production, Peaberry and Extra Fancy, at the mill and retails them at its visitor center and online. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who need their dark roast, even in an origin as delicate as Kona. A refreshingly sweet and floral dark roast; the downside astringency only troubles in the finish.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2006 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees 2006: Not This Year