Organic Kona, Sakamoto Estate Aged Peaberry, Dark Roast
|Roaster Location:||Kamuela, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||February 2002|
Splendid aroma: voluptuously rich, chocolaty and perfectly balanced. In the cup deeply dimensioned with a pruny dry fruit edging toward chocolate, but marred by a slight but pervasive bitterness.
An unusual coffee. Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (usually better) cup than normal beans from the same crop. This particular peaberry consists of coffee held for some time at least a year before release, a procedure that tends to reduce acidity and increase body. Certified organically grown. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy anticipating pleasure more than experiencing it. The aromatics of this coffee are as impressive as any I can remember, but they faded quickly in the cup.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2002 tasting report: Konas and Other Hawaiis