Kona – Green
Majority opinion: Nutty or lightly herbal in the nose, with an acidity both bright and sweet, medium body, flavor nuanced with tones variously described as chocolaty, spicy, or nutty, and a fresh aftertaste. In other words, a classic Kona with dry rather than fruity nuance. One dissenting panelist described the flavor as tinny, and several others ho-hummed their way through the cup without comment. I was impressed by this coffee, particularly by its sweet nuance and what I call dimension -- the way it opened up in repeated little waves of sensation rather than making its statement and standing pat.
A classic Kona with dry rather than fruity nuance that displays dimension -- repeated little waves of sensation. Originally reviewed by a panel as a green coffee. Like all Konas, produced from trees of the Guatemala strain of typica. Wet-processed at Bayview Farms mill.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 1998 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees