Kona Premium Coffee
Kona Private Reserve Roast
|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawaii|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||November 2003|
Blind Assessment: The roast dominates this delicate coffee, but pleasantly so, turning the aroma caramelly with low-toned raisin and delicate vanilla notes. In the cup a finely balanced synthesis of acidity and roast taste, sharp but sweet, with the caramel and vanilla tones persisting through the long finish.
Notes: From the north Kona growing district, on the mountainside above the town of Kailua-Kona. Farm-roasted. Visit www.konapremium.com for more info.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a prestigious name in a darker-roast style.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2003 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees