Kona Mountain Coffee
Kona Mountain Coffee, Medium Roast
|Roaster Location:||Kealakekua, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||February 2002|
Blind Assessment: Simultaneously intensely sweet and intensely acidy, producing a heady, high-toned cup laced with rich, tartly sweet citrus tones reminiscent of Meyer lemons
Notes: Kona Mountain Coffee is a boutique roaster-retailer that sells only coffee produced on its own Kona Mountain farm. The farms coffee has made the final round of the Gevalia Kona Coffee Cupping Contest six out of the last nine years. Manager Mike Biondi roasts the coffee on a small Diedrich roasting machine in the corner of a small café on Highway 11, in the heart of the central Kona growing region. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of authentically tart but sweet lemon or lime pastries; those who crave the exhilarating contradiction of brisk but sweet classic American breakfast coffees.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2002 tasting report: Konas and Other Hawaiis