Kona Farm Direct
Bourbon Pointu Natural
|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawai’i|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$50.00/7 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2021|
Blind Assessment: Delicately sweet, deeply fruit-toned. Goji berry, alyssum, almond brittle, marjoram, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with high-toned acidity; very full, viscous mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of goji berry and almond brittle.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasters in North American beach and coastal communities for Coffee Review’s April 2021 report. Bourbon Pointu, botanical name var. Laurina, is a natural mutation of the famous Bourbon variety, first selected on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The Bourbon Pointu is famous for its natural low levels of caffeine, bean shape (small and tending to be pointed at the ends, hence “pointu”), and pungently fruit-toned, Bourbon-like cup. This version was grown in Kona and processed by the natural method (beans are dried in the whole fruit). Kraig and Leslie Lee have been growing and harvesting traditional Kona Coffee for over 25 years. In 2017 they introduced several distinguished new tree varieties to their 4.7 acre farm. Visit konafarmdirect.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A cleanly fruit-forward Bourbon Pointu cup from Kona supported by rich nut, sweet herb, and aromatic wood notes.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2021 tasting report: Spring Break In a Cup: Finding Great Coffee Roasters In Coastal Communities