Don Francisco's Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Vernon, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii.|
|Review Date:||April 2006|
High-toned, delicate (almost too) aroma: flowers, caramel, pipe tobacco. A bit sharp and astringent in the cup, but with a richly rounding caramel character and fine floral top notes. The caramel settles toward chocolate in the finish.
Fancy is the second-highest grade of Kona coffee (Extra Fancy is the highest), with the discrimination based mainly on bean size. Don Francisco's is the upscale specialty coffee line of F. Gavina & Sons, the large, family-owned-and-operated roasting company in the Los Angeles area. Don Francisco's is named after Francisco Gavina, the Cuban-born father of the Gavina clan.Visit www.donfranciscos.com or call 800-428-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who prefer bracing mornings to comfortable afternoons.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2006 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees 2006: Not This Year