For us, the Classic Medium Roast is the quintessential Ka‘u coffee: bright, yet balanced and elegant, with notes of lime and brown-sugar sweetness. We’re not the only ones who like it. This coffee scored 92 points in Coffee Review, tying for the top score in a cupping of Hawaiian and Caribbean coffees in March 2010.
From Coffee Review:
“Very sweet, complex coffee. In the aroma molasses, milk chocolate, aromatic wood, sweet tomato. In the cup rich acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, almost sugary sweetness, with continued notes of molasses, chocolate, and a richly tart tomato. Clean, long finish.”
Our Classic Medium Roast features Typica, the most common coffee variety in Hawaii. When grown in the rich soil and cool climate of the Mauna Loa volcano’s southern slope, these beans take on characteristics of the Big Island’s Ka’u District.