Kauai Coffee Company
Estate Reserve Peaberry, 1997
|Roaster Location:||Eleele, Kauai, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||December 1998|
Blind Assessment: Considerable dry-chocolate intrigue behind the dark-roast pungency. The aroma is extraordinary: light and buoyant with sweet vanilla-chocolate notes and a hint of nut. Settles down in the cup, where the pungency turns the chocolate tones pleasantly dry and smoky.
Notes: Roasted on the farm in Hawaii, this coffee displays considerable dry-chocolate intrigue behind the dark-roast pungency. The aroma is extraordinary: light and buoyant with sweet vanilla-chocolate notes and a hint of nut. Roasted on the farm in Kauai. "Estate Reserve" is Kauai Coffee's wine-nuanced designation for its best and most stringently selected production. Peaberries occur when the coffee fruit produces a single oval bean rather than two beans with matching flat
Who Should Drink It: The holiday factor:Buy it for the dry, bittersweet chocolate. The most complex, and perhaps the best, of the coffees in the cupping with dark-roast character.
This review originally appeared in the December, 1998 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees