Kona Farm Direct
Kona Pointu Laurina
|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawai’i|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$50.00/7 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2020|
Blind Assessment: Complex, sweetly pungent. Nectarine, magnolia, musk, cashew butter, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Briskly sweet structure with savory undertones; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Crisply sweet-savory finish.
Notes: Bourbon Pointu, botanical name var. Laurina, is a natural mutation of the famous Bourbon variety, first selected on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The Bourbon Pointu is famous for its natural low levels of caffeine, bean shape (small and tending to be pointed at the ends, hence “pointu”), and pungently fruit-toned, Bourbon-like cup. This version was grown in Kona and processed by the anaerobic natural fermentation method. Kraig and Leslie Lee have been growing and harvesting traditional Kona Coffee for over 25 years. In 2017 they introduced several distinguished new tree varieties to their 4.7 acre farm, including this one, which they are offering for the first time. Visit konafarmdirect.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: An intricate, delicately perfumed cup from the rare Pointu Laurina variety of Arabica, compellingly complex and inviting.
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