Nani Kona Coffee
Hawaii Nani Kona Private Reserve, Medium Roast
|Roaster Location:||Kailua-Kona, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||February 2002|
Blind Assessment: Extraordinary high-toned aromatics grapefruit, flowers, blueberry, fresh grape all carry exhilaratingly from nose through cup, where the fruit tones soften toward chocolate. Appropriately medium-bodied, with the aromatics supported by a gentle balance of sweetness and acidity.
Notes: Nani Kona is a new, well-funded Kona boutique growing and roasting operation whose trees (on two farms in the Holualoa district) are just now coming into maturity. The Nani Kona bags proclaim A Fresh Cup of Aloha Visit
Who Should Drink It: The most purist of professional palates might accuse this coffee of having gained aromatic complexity by absorbing some fermented sugars from the fruit before processing, but, if so, this was a blessed accident. A splendidly seductive coffee, reminiscent of many of the best Ethiopia wet-processed origins.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2002 tasting report: Konas and Other Hawaiis