|Roaster Location:||Mountain View, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Holualoa, Kona, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$29.00/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2022|
Blind Assessment: Elegantly fruit-toned, gently spice-driven. Date, clove, blood orange, baking chocolate, cedar in aroma and cup. Complex bittersweet structure with winey acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish is centered around notes of date, blood orange and clove.
Notes: Produced by Kraig Lee and Franck Carisey entirely of the SL34 variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried) with the addition of wine yeasts during fermentation. Big Island Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster operated with hands-on passion by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz. Visit www.bigislandcoffeeroasters.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A distinctive Kona cup from the rare Kenya-derived SL34 variety of Arabica, worth seeking out for its confident fruit and nuanced spice notes.
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