|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawai’i|
|Coffee Origin:||Holualoa, North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$62.95/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2021|
Blind Assessment: Harmoniously balanced, deep-toned, bright. Nectarine, cocoa nib, pink grapefruit zest, star jasmine, marjoram in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-savory structure with malic, apple-toned acidity; plush, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The satisfying finish carries over all the flavor notes from the cup.
Notes: SL28 and SL34 are varieties famous for producing the great classic coffees of Kenya. The trees that produce this particular coffee were formerly thought to consist of the SL28 variety, but have now been determined through genetic analysis to be SL34. It is a limited-edition coffee only available for sale through the allocation list on the Hula Daddy website. 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 at the higher elevation Hula Daddy farm and processed with the fermentation step conducted “dry” (no water added to the tank) using commercial yeast. Visit www.huladaddy.com or call 808-327-9744 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A juicy, bright, inviting Kenya-esque Kona cup: balanced, intricate, complete.