Organic Kona, Sakamoto Estate Aged Peaberry, Dark Roast
|Roaster Location:||Kamuela, Hawaii|
|Review Date:||February 2002|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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