|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawai’i|
|Coffee Origin:||Holualoa, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$49.95/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Floral-toned, delicately chocolaty. Lilac, cocoa nib, red currant, honey, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure; bright, balanced acidity. Syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with cocoa nib and concludes with honey-toned red currant.
Notes: Produced entirely from trees of the Red Bourbon variety of Arabica and grown on Hula Daddy’s higher elevation farm; processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). This presentation of the coffee is named for co-owner Karen Paterson, whose middle name is Jue and whose favorite coffee is the Red Bourbon. Hula Daddy is a boutique coffee producer with farms at the 1,400 and 2,500 foot levels of the Mount Hualalai volcano near the northern end of the Kona growing district, five minutes above the town of Kailua-Kona. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 888-553-2339 for more information.
The Bottom Line: We’ve said it before: This coffee emerges on our cupping table each year with consistent sensory success. This year’s version is lushly floral with elegant cocoa notes and a hint of citrus.