Kona Extra Fancy – Green
|Roaster Location:||Kona, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||April 1998|
Blind Assessment: The Kona song is the same, but this coffee sang it a little stronger and cleaner. No taints or weaknesses whatsoever were cited for this sample. Characterizations of overall flavor, which with the somewhat lower-rated Konas tended to be evenly divided between naysaying "bland" and yeasaying "balanced," here clearly settled on balanced. Occasional little pleasured exclamations turned up on the cupping forms: "very enjoyable"; "the nutty characteristics remained in the cup from beginning to end."
Notes: A stronger, cleaner Kona, balanced with nutty characteristics. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. A Bayview Farms mill selection. Extra Fancy is the highest grade designation for Hawaiian coffee. Like all Konas, produced from trees of the Guatemala strain of typica and wet-processed.
This review originally appeared in the April, 1998 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees