Bay View Farm
Kona Peaberry Medium Roast
|Roaster Location:||Honaunau, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||South Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii|
|Review Date:||April 2006|
Blind Assessment: Roundly delicate aroma: chocolate and caramel notes with suggestions of flowers and ripe tomato. In the cup silky mouthfeel and a classic profile: tart fruitiness enveloped in a giddy sweetness that harbors continued hints of chocolate and flowers. Clean, sweet - almost sugary - finish.
Notes: Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Bayview Farm is one of Kona's leading coffee mills. It roasts the two highest grades of its production, Peaberry and Extra Fancy, at the mill and retails them at its visitor center and online. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Aficionado purists in pursuit of a classic Kona cup. To put anything into this coffee except your mouth would be a sacrilege.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2006 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees 2006: Not This Year