|Roaster Location:||Holulaloa, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Holualoa, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawaii|
|Est. Price:||$39.95/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2016|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, sweetly intricate. Honey, roasted cacao nib, raspberry, sandalwood, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Round, juicy, balanced acidity; buoyant, velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The richly drying, long finish consolidates to pretty cinnamon and cocoa notes.
Notes: Hula Daddy is a boutique coffee producer with farms at the 1,400 and 2,500 foot levels of the Mount Hualalai volcano near the northern end of the Kona growing district, five minutes above the town of Kailua-Kona. This coffee was produced entirely from trees of the distinguished SL-28 variety of Arabica, one of the two Bourbon-derived tree varieties responsible for Kenya’s finest coffees. This SL-28 was grown at the higher elevation Hula Daddy farm. It is a limited edition coffee available for sale only by telephone or in person at the farm. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 888-553-2339 for more information.
The Bottom Line: The elegantly lush yet crisply pungent paradox of the SL-28 profile is expressed here with a particularly juicy, layered balance.