Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Kauai Hawaï Blend

Always happy when a client walks in the espresso bar with a pack of coffee beans. Kauai is the name of this colorful blend. It's from the biggest estate in Hawaï and it's vulcanic soil, tropical sun and fresh mountain water gives the coffee it's typical (kona styled) taste. Seattle's Costco Wholesale brings this 100% Hawaïan blend on the market.
Unfortunately the beans were not the freshest and roasted too dark.
It took a while to find the right grinding and dosing, but once we found the right flow, it became a cracker.
Lots of spices ; clove, pepper and a tad of cardamon. A touch of dark beer and wood tones.
It had a good bite and this typical - i call it - pacific touch, we often find back in Indonesians and the Australian Skyburry.
The after taste was bitter. Too bitter, but hey .... nothing is perfect.
Always happy when a client walks in ....... what are you guys waiting for?

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