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Nine Point Coffee

Ka’u Natural

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Ka'u growing region, Big Island of Hawai'i

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $49.00/8 ounces

Review Date: May 2019

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly fruit-toned, complexly layered. Cacao nib, jujube (red date), marjoram, freesia-like flowers, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The rich, long finish is flavor-saturated, consolidating to cocoa, fresh tobacco and marjoram.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawai’i-grown coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report. Comprised entirely of the Kona Typica variety of Arabica and sourced by Isla Custom Coffees (a sister company of Rusty’s Hawaiian) from various Ka’u farms. Processed by the natural method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed coffees. Nine Point Coffee is a Taipei-based specialty roaster and cafe. For more information, visit https://m.facebook.com/NINEPOINTCOFFEE/?locale2=zh_TW.

The Bottom Line: An engaging natural-processed Ka’u coffee, fruit-driven, with a foundation of pipe tobacco and cocoa notes.


This review originally appeared in the May, 2019 tasting report: Hawai'i: A New Wave of Coffee Innovation

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