“Extra Fancy Kona” from Hawaiian Queen Coffee
roaster: Hawaiian Queen Coffee; Kailua-Kona, HI
origin: Hawaii; USA
price: $58 (16oz)
The truth is most people have never had coffee grown in the USA. This is a special Kona Coffee from Hawaiian Queen, who are both the farmer and roaster of this rare coffee. We’ve tried Kona coffee from Hawaiian Queen last year, but this one might be the most flavorful. True Kona Coffee is difficult to find, and a quick warning that many coffees labeled Kona Coffee, are not even close to 100% Kona Coffee. This coffee is not for everyone based on the price, but if you’re looking for true 100% Kona Coffees only on Big Island of Hawaii, you’ll have to pay a premium.
Kona coffee beans are much larger than the coffee beans we typically see. This is labeled a medium roast, but it’s more on the darker side, as you would expect from a classic Kona Coffee. This is award winning Kona coffee, that is super smooth, and full flavored. The reason a lot of people would like this coffee is, it’s not too exotic, it taste like your would expect from a premium cup of coffee. Its rich and slightly sweet and complex coffee.
Coffee Rating – 90pts.
Special thanks to the team from Hawaiian Queen Coffee for the coffee, visit them at HawaiianQueenCoffee.com.
About our ratings – For both ratings (espresso & pour over) we’re looking at the flavor profile, along with drink-ability and balance. Reviewing the coffee as the espresso gives us extra insights into the nuanced flavors of the beans.