Wood Valley Single Estate | 100% Ka'u Coffee
Tasting notes: crisp rose, ripe pear, raw hazelnuts, floral honey, black cherry, fresh-cut oak; intensely aromatic, syrupy sweet, ripe, balanced, and flavorful.
Coffee Review blind assessment: 93 points. Richly floral- and nut-toned. Freesia, almond brittle, baking chocolate, black cherry, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with pert acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to almond brittle and freesia.
Roast: medium Origin: Ka’u District, Big Island
SUPER SPECIALTY KA'U COFFEE
This vibrant cup is among the best Ka'u coffees we've had the pleasure to serve.
Ripe red coffee cherry, hand-sorted, meticulously tended, high elevation. Intensely aromatic, syrupy sweet, and balanced. Just look at the photos.
On a small, lush farm in the heart of majestic Wood Valley at 2300’, Alla and Rus - the couple pictured here - and farm owner Dennis have spent the past three years doing much of what we did our first years in Puna: pruning coffee trees, fertilizing, pulling weeds, rehabilitating the field day by day. Simultaneously, they've been harvesting and processing coffee, experimenting, and testing ways to improve quality.
We’ve tasted this lot throughout the years and, while it’s been very good, this season’s crop is at another level: intensely fragrant, juicy, ripe, and sweet.
And so to do this great Ka'u coffee justice, and as is our practice when we bring in new Hawaiian coffees, we've carefully designed the roast profile (recipe) to reveal the exotic, inherent, and ripe hidden flavors. Freshly milled and then roasted, we cupped 10 different roast profiles before selecting our favorites. And that is what we're now offering here.
COFFEE REVIEW OVERALL RATING: 93
Notes: Produced on a small farm in Wood Valley at an altitude of 2,300 feet in the Ka’u growing region and processed by the wet, or washed method. Big Island Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster and coffee farm operated with hands-on passion by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz. Visit www.bigislandcoffeeroasters.
Blind assessment: Richly floral- and nut-toned. Freesia, almond brittle, baking chocolate, black cherry, fresh-cut oak ina roma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with pert acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to almond brittle and freesia.
The bottom line: A higher-altitude Ka’u grown coffee characterized by spicy floral and sweet nut tones.
Coffee orders may take 1-3 days to process based volume at the time.
FedEx orders are prioritized, roasted immediately, and ship M-F (we cannot Fedex packages on Saturdays nor offer Saturday delivery).
Roast dates are applied to your order.
SHIRTS & MERCHANDISE
Got the wrong size? We offer exchanges on unused items.
Because Espresso Bites are made without stabilizers or preservatives, they may bloom or melt when shipping temperatures exceed 80 F. If this is a concern in your location please select FedEx shipping.
If you notice a white color to your bar, it's perfectly safe to eat! This happens when the cocoa butter softens and migrates to the surface. It happens more often when shipping in warm weather. Learn more about blooming.
Espresso Bites that melt or bloom when shipped via FedEx are eligible for a full refund or credit.
Espresso Bites that melt or bloom when the buyer elects Free Shipping or standard USPS are eligible for a credit.
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RETURN & EXCHANGES
If your coffees arrive damaged, please send a photo of the box in the condition you received it within 5 days to email@example.com
If your order is wrong please contact us within 5 days of receiving and we'll gladly provide a refund or credit.
If you suspect there's an error with your order, contact us immediately. We may request you mail it back for inspection:
Big Island Coffee Roasters, PO BOX 400, Mountain View, HI 96771
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
Please note: Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
We cannot provide refunds on 5 lb bags of roasted coffee.
I love this coffee. I have enjoyed Ka’u coffee for the past 15 years and this is at the top of my list. It arrives quickly, freshly roasted and carefully packaged. I use it for espresso and enjoy the floral, nutty flavor and the perfect crema.
Layers of Deliciousness
I was surprised at how delicious this coffee was! I am typically a light to medium light roast kind of guy. This is a solid medium roast, and very flavorful at that. Call me happy!
Good service, high quality
I ordered several coffees. The service has been very good and the products are high quality. Clearly I prefer some to others, but all are good quality and all are interesting.
Awesome coffee, I hope to keep purchasing and visit you the next time that I get to the Big Island.
NOTICE THE BUBBLES...
See those bubbles? When your coffee blooms with bubbles it’s a sign that it’s been recently roasted. The fresher the coffee, the more intensity you’ll get because great flavors and aromas fade over time.
☛ Our coffees are roasted-to-order each week, then packaged and shipped immediately, and arrive with the roast dates stamped on the bag.