Kona Blue Sky Coffee
Twigg-Smith Estate Ohana Medium Roast
|Roaster Location:||Holualoa, Hawaii|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii.|
|Review Date:||April 2006|
Blind Assessment: Fine aroma: delicate but deep, with milk chocolate, floral and caramelly fruit notes, apple perhaps. In the cup softly acidy, velvety in mouthfeel; the chocolate turns toward sweet cocoa with a richly tart floral twist. Surprisingly long finish, but also surprisingly heavy and even astringent. Cups were slightly uneven with occasional very faint musty fermented suggestions as they cooled, so a rating that started at 90 ended at an ambivalent 87.
Notes: The Twigg-Smith estate is a large farm by Kona standards (400 acres) on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai, with good growing elevations and some very old trees. Kona Blue Sky roasts and retails Twigg-Smith coffees and operates an attractive visitor's center. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A Kona as elegant as it is risky.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2006 tasting report: Hawaiian Coffees 2006: Not This Year