Process: Yeast Fermentation Washed
Region: Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
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Refreshingly fruity, with a vibrant acidity. Cherry, Orange, Mango, Pineapple.
94 points by Coffee Review
"Richly fruit-toned, complex. Dried mango, cocoa nib, cascara (coffee cherry tea), lilac, cedar in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with winy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Fruit-driven finish with a bittersweet undercurrent that lends complexity."
In the 2021 Harvest season we set out to produce a washed coffee that was distinctly fruity and complex. After several trials we found that by blending several batches fermented with different yeast strains, and for different amounts of time we were able create a taste profile reminiscent of a tropical fruit punch.
We have continued to develop this process in 2022, this year producing our Tropical Punch washed from Typica cherries grown at Kona Restoration farm. The Cherries were harvested on October 19th. We fermented them with 3 different wine yeast strains separately to focus the flavors of each batch on different attributes. and then blended the coffees back together after drying was completed.
This coffee has proved very popular at our Hilo, Hawaii retail shop and is refreshing hot or cold.