|Roaster Location:||Branford, Connecticut|
|Coffee Origin:||Honomalino Estate, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||May 1999|
Blind Assessment: A more authoritative, richer version of the Honomalino Kona Peaberry. The nose is rounder, the acidity brighter and brisker,the body fuller. The tantalizing tickle of flowers and fruit remains, complicating and elevating the dry acidy notes.
Notes: A classic American breakfast coffee: brisk, with a tantalizing tickle of flowers and fruit which complicate and elevate the dry acidy notes. Extra Fancy is the highest grade of Kona coffee based on bean size. Larger beans often display superior cup quality because they typically come from the ripest and healthiest fruit. From the 1998/99 crop. Visit www.willoughbyscoffee.com or call 800-388-8400 for more information.
Who Should Drink It : A classic American breakfast coffee: the apotheosis of brisk and bottomless.
This review originally appeared in the May, 1999 tasting report: A Dozen Keepers