Sometimes a coffee comes my way that makes me smile. This time it was the Waialua Estate – Select Reserve, from Kohana Coffee. It’s from the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. It was farmed by Derek Lanter in rich volcanic soil, and warm sub-tropical climate. This coffee provided a bit of excitement for me. Kohana 100% Hawaiian Prime is one of my favorite coffees , so getting another coffee from Hawaii made me very happy.
The Bean & Grind
I used a Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder and almost fine grind. The aroma of the ground as similar to the bean, yet lusher.
I used an Aeropress and let is steep for about 4 minutes before I pressed it down.
The Waialua Estate had a pleasant chocolate and toasted nut aroma to it when brewed. The taste was of dark unsweetened chocolate with dried fruit and mixed with the toasted nut aroma. I sipped it black. It was very enjoyable .The coffee had a balanced acidity. The finish was neat and satisfying. Letting the coffee cool off more brought our more of the fruits notes for me .
This Coffee was such a pleasant treat
The Waialua Estate it suggested to those who truly love coffee. It was handled with the care Kohana coffee always puts into their product. This coffee lends itself to many brewing methods. There is a nice complexity due to the “dry natural” processing. The coffee beans are sun dried on the tree where the sugars naturally ferment the coffee bean. The Waialua Estate is a coffee that should not be missed. I really like this coffee and I am glad to have experienced it.