Kona Farm Direct
|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$32.00/7 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2020|
Blind Assessment: Delicately sweet-savory, floral-toned. Lilac, plum, almond brittle, lemon verbena, gently scorched elm in aroma and cup. RIchly bittersweet structure with gentle acidity; syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of lemon verbena and lightly scorched elm.
Notes: SL34 is a tree variety famously associated with the fine coffees of Kenya; this version was grown in Kona. After the coffee fruit is pulped, it is processed with a yeast-ferment step (with no additional water being added to the tank) prior to being washed. 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: A floral-driven Kona SL34 cup, deftly roasted to medium-dark to bring out a sweet depth suggesting almond brittle.
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