Estate Reserve – Green
Kauai Coffee Company
|Review Date:||April 1998|
Blind Assessment: Two panelists found this coffee pleasantly "soft" and "deep," and several noted dry chocolate or smoke tones. But the majority either yawned or complained of a slight off-taste, variously described as earthy, grassy, herby, or turpenny. Whatever you call it, it dampened an already delicate profile.
Notes: A delicate profile considered soft and deep, but with a slight earthy, grassy off-taste. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. A special selection from the production of this very large farm. Most Kauai coffee comes from trees of the hybrid yellow catuai variety. Wet-processed by the aqua-pulp method.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 1998 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees