|Roaster Location:||Captain Cook, Hawai’i|
|Coffee Origin:||North Kona growing district, “Big Island” of Hawai’i|
|Est. Price:||$33.00/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2021|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-tart, balanced, bright. Nectarine, narcissus, Meyer lemon zest, nougat, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with lively, almost effervescent acidity; satiny-smooth, fluffy mouthfeel. The lingering finish leads with notes of nectarine and narcissus, rounding to nougat in the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from roasters in North American beach and coastal communities for Coffee Review’s April 2021 report. Certified USDA organic. Produced at Hala Tree farm entirely of the SL28 variety of Arabica and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Hala Tree Coffee is a family-owned coffee farm in the heart of the Kona coffee belt, overlooking historic Kealakekua Bay. The 100% Kona Coffee produced on this USDA organic-certified property is processed and roasted on site to ensure quality. For more information, visit www.halatreecoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya-esque cup produced in Kona from the famous Kenya SL28 variety: juicy, deep, balanced, bright.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2021 tasting report: Spring Break In a Cup: Finding Great Coffee Roasters In Coastal Communities