Kona 100% Pure
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||February 2002|
Blind Assessment: Seductively sweet, delicate, gently acidy. The tartly sweet fruit tones suggest raisins or dates. Rather light-bodied, but appropriately so given the general delicacy of the profile.
Notes: Now that Starbucks has stores in Hawaii, a pure Kona offering was inevitable. Starbucks-bashers will be surprised to find this an attractive and rather distinctive Kona. Starbucks continues to produce listless drip blends, but featured single-origin coffees like this one are often impressive. The only fault that held the rating of this coffee under 90 was its subdued, flat aroma, perhaps a result of sitting too long in the valve pack after roasting.Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of subtlety and sweetness.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2002 tasting report: Konas and Other Hawaiis