Posts Tagged ‘kona’

Farm Direct Relationship: Moki’s Farm Kona

March 24, 2009 in special | Comments (0)

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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.


Hawaii Kowali Estate Kona Extra Fancy Typica

February 24, 2009 in tasting notes | Comments (0)

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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.


Hawaii 2008 Kona Extra Fancy Greenwell Farms

January 15, 2009 in tasting notes | Comments (0)

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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.


Hawaii 2008 Kona: Moki’s Farm, Roger and Vivian Rittenhouse

January 11, 2009 in tasting notes | Comments (1)

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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.


Toasting the New President with Coffee

January 7, 2009 in special | Comments (0)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA January 6, 2009 – If you are collecting examples of unusual inauguration festivities, Peregrine Coffee in Philadelphia has a unique offering. Peregrine celebrates the inauguration of our 44th president with the limited edition Presidential Pack – two custom roasted bags of single-estate coffee, one from Hawaii and one from Kenya. The whole bean coffees are top tier examples from the Amukui Estate in Kenya, and 100% Kona beans from Moki’s Farm in Hawaii. For more information, please visit http://www.peregrinecoffee.com.
“Barack Obama’s heritage is linked to two of the world’s finest coffee-growing regions,” explains Peregrine owner/roaster Kevin Lawrence. “Putting together the Presidential Pack is our small way of welcoming him into office, and helping people celebrate his presidency in an uncommon way.”
Peregrine Coffee is a small artisan coffee roaster specializing in fresh single-origin beans and bespoke coffee services. All beans are roasted to order in small batches and mailed to customers around the country within hours of roasting. What sets Peregrine apart is its bespoke service, which helps clients identify their favorite flavors and then matches those tastes to a personally ideal bean, which can be stored at Peregrine’s workshop and roasted and delivered on demand. Peregrine also custom roasts coffees to go with the specific flavors of a wedding cake, or with a special menu of any kind. For more information, please contact kevin@peregrinecoffee.com or (215) 240-4474.
CONTACT: Luise Z. Moskowitz, Peregrine Coffee Media Relations
(215) 240-4474