Farm: Noelani Farm
Region: Holualoa, Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
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Delicate aromas of toasted nuts and flowers give way to nougat and red apple in the cup. Excellent acidity and a silky mouthfeel. A subdued, classic cup.
95 Points Coffee Review!
"Richly nut-toned, very sweet. Toffee, hazelnut, magnolia, green grape, marjoram in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy-sweet acidity; lively, viscous mouthfeel. Long, resonant finish that harmoniously carries forward all the notes from the cup."
"A fine, classic washed Kona cup: deep-toned, balanced, richly sweet, floral."
K7 was released in Kenya in 1936 after five generations of selection from the original population by Scott Agricultural Laboratories According to P. A. Jones, an agricultural officer at Kenya’s Coffee Research Station in the 1950s, K7 is one of two trees selected in 1936 by Mr. R. H. Walker from French Mission trees on his Legetet Estate in Muhorohi. Recent genetic tests have confirmed that K7 is related to the Bourbon genetic group. It is still widely grown in Kenya and Tanzania.
Located in the Holualoa area, Noelani Coffee Farm is one of the Kona District’s highest-elevation farms at 2500ft. First plantings began in 2018. An acre of the K7 variety was added in 2020. and additional varieties were planted in 2021
At these high altitudes production on the K7 variety is very limited as it seems to be a variety better suited to lower growing zones, where these trees can be very productive.
Noelani’s yeast-fermented, anaerobic washed K7 took 15th place in the 2021 Isla PCA auction.
Processing is simple and traditional. Coffee cherries are pulped in the afternoon and the coffee is allowed to ferment without any added water in open tanks over night, rinsed, and then spread out to dry on a covered wooden patio.