Brocksen Gate Estate Kona, Pele Roast
|Roaster Location:||Honaunau, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||February 2002|
A purists cup: big, authoritative, powerfully but sweetly acidy, complete. The roast rounds the dry fruit tones toward chocolate but leaves the robustly rich acidity intact.
Brocksen Gate won the Gevalia Kona Coffee Cupping Contest in 1998 and was a finalist in 1999. The small farm is transitional organic, meaning it follows organic growing procedures, but has not done so long enough to receive full organic certification. Pele Plantations offers several boutique Kona estate coffees by mail, all roasted to customers preferences on a small Sivitz air roaster. Pele roast is a proprietary name for a medium-dark roast typically called Vienna or full-city. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who can handle the cabernet-like richness and acidy power of a classic pre-robusta American cup.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2002 tasting report: Konas and Other Hawaiis