Bayview Farms Kona Extra Fancy
|Roaster Location:||Northborough, Massachusetts|
|Review Date:||September 1998|
Blind Assessment: Complete and classic. Dry and acidy, but the acidity is held inside a deep, resonant matrix and complicated by richly wine-tinged fruit tones. Sweetens exquisitely in the finish. The medium body is smooth and buttery.
Notes: A complete and classic Kona. Dry and acidy, but the acidity is held inside a deep, resonant matrix complicated by richly wine-tinged fruit tones. Sweetens exquisitely in the finish. This Extra-Fancy (highest Hawaii grade based on bean size) from Bay View Farms mill is one of the best Konas of the 1997-98 harvest. Tactfully roasted by Armeno.
Who Should Drink It: Purist aficionados who doubt Konas can measure up to the best Central Americas. A superb drip coffee in the American mode. Those attracted to Konas for their silky delicacy may be disappointed by the dry authority of this coffee, however.
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This review originally appeared in the September, 1998 tasting report: Twelve Hits from '98