Peregrine Coffee is absolutely thrilled to offer our first Farm Direct bean. After a few conversations with Roger Rittenhouse at Moki’s Farm in Hawaii, we will be bringing in small lots of this superb micro-lot coffee, direct from the farm.
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What a surprise! Open the bag and these beans smell like…pizza! Absolutely — tomatoes, savory spices, and a meaty, steak-like sweetness, almost like brisket in a ketchup-heavy BBQ sauce. The aromas change quickly on brewing heading toward heavy florals and some fruit. The cup is nicely balanced with a bright start, and a somewhat watery, dry mouthfeel. Some coffees’ tastes turn up in one spot in your mouth – the tip or side of the tongue; this one you taste all over – it seems to throw off flavors in all directions. It is a complex cup with a certain nutty-savory note that hints at salted peanuts. There is also watermelon rind, wrapped with tea-like tones. Finally, there is the chocolate and anise-licorice path that leads right to the flowers — approaching Jasmine on the finish. A long finish ends this very interesting coffee.
These are gorgeous beans, so large, even, and smooth, you could make jewelry from them. The coffee smells like dulce de leche, caramel with sweet nuts (marzipan and hazelnuts), mixed with sweet pipe tobacco and a slight saffron dustiness. The cup starts out with a satiny mouthfeel with great body. It is very balanced and elegant with a slight bright-lime acidity. There is a subtle, consistent, fast fading, clean, smooth finish. All the right things one expects from a great cup of coffee with no single dominant note.
Call central casting ask for a picture perfect coffee bean and this is what you get. These are beautiful beans! The smells are sweet and spicy with buttery chocolate, cinnamon and cardamom. Once you take a sip of this, you know that it is a special coffee — it is very balanced, rich and smooth with milk chocolate, a touch of malty-musty-almonds and a citrusy-floral note. What stands out is the magical mango-juice finish: just as the slightly dry acidity passes, out jumps the mango from side-stage, joined by sweet floral tones reminding one of lavender combined with the soapy sweetness of artichoke’s aftertaste. Not just a looker, this coffee is a talented star with real depth and complexity: a rarity indeed.