Kauai Coffee Company
Estate Reserve Typica
|Eleele, Kauai, Hawaii
A very comfortable, low-key cup. The dark-roast pungency is pronounced but easy-going. Just enough richness to satisfy. Not much nuance but some sweet echoes.
A very comfortable, low-key cup. The dark-roast pungency is pronounced by easy-going. Just enough richness to satisfy. Not much nuance but some sweet echoes. Most coffee produced on the vast Kauai Estate comes from trees of the relatively undistinguished yellow catuai, a hybrid variety of coffea arabica. This particular selection is from trees of the more traditional (and admired) variety called typica or Gua
Who Should Drink It
The holiday factor:This coffee's dignified, wine-look bag and origin on one of the world's most beautiful islands should provoke attention at gift-opening time. The coffee inside, while hardly distinguished, won't get thrown away.
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This review originally appeared in the December, 1998 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees