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Hala Tree Coffee

Kona Naturals

Location: Captain Cook, Hawaii

Origin: Captain Cook, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawaii

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $30.00/8 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 50/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Fruit-toned, richly sweet. Dried mango, coconut, freesia, honey, fir, a hint of aged grappa in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with winy acidity; creamy mouthfeel. The fruit-forward character carries into the finish, where aromatic wood notes are also amplified.

Notes:

Certified organic. Produced entirely from trees of the Kona Typica variety of Arabica. Processed by the dry or “natural” method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Hala Tree Coffee is a family-owned organic Kona coffee farm located near Captain Cook village, in the heart of the Kona coffee belt, overlooking historic Kealakekua Bay. The 100% Kona Coffee produced on this USDA organic-certified property is processed and roasted on site to ensure quality. For more information, visit www.halatreecoffee.com.

The Bottom Line: A fruit-driven natural-processed Kona Typica cup with a pleasing hint of grappa-like sweet ferment.

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