|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Holualoa, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawaii.|
|Est. Price:||$35.95/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2014|
Blind Assessment: Big, juicy, resonantly bright. Blood orange, black currant, lilac, vanilla, dark chocolate. Rich, round, lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but retains depth and sweetness in a long finish.
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.
Who Should Drink It: Big, ringing, classic coffee. The Bourbon trees of Central and South America probably first gave North American culture the archetype of the classic coffee, with its sweet, juicy brightness, full mouthfeel, and richly layered flavor. Here the Bourbon-derived East Africa SL28 variety brought half-way around the world to Hawaii returns to this classic profile.