Tasting notes: Almond biscotti with orange zest, vanilla, cinnamon and honey. Balanced, mellow and smooth.
Varietal: yellow caturra
Processing: washed & natural, dried-in-fruit
Perfect for: wonderful as a single origin espresso or brewed via french press.
This fresh crop Maui coffee comes from the late 2018 harvest season off the slopes of Maui's west mountains, from a large single estate farm in Ka'anapali. It's comprised of coffees processed via both the washed and the dried-in-fruit / natural methods, whereby the cherries are dried on the trees then shaken loose at harvest. In Maui's hot sun, the cherries dry quickly and the coffee beans are tightly wrapped in the residual fructose of the fruit. Later, after harvest, the dried fruit is hulled away from the green beans and a gently fruited, low acid coffee remains, ready for roasting.
The ripe, juicy qualities of this yellow caturra variety, in combination with the natural processing method and Maui's unique terroir, create a sweet, mellow Hawaii coffee with strong notes of vanilla and baking spices.