Starbucks Reserve® Hawaii Ka'u
My kind of coffee .. didn't last longing my shelf. As expensive as Maui Mokka, but this is way better and worth the price.
September 11, 2014
Awful: worst reserve I've tried
It was pretty much undrinkable. I've tried more than 20 Starbucks reserve coffees so far, so I figured I'd like this one just the same. It had an overwhelmingly stale nut flavor, coupled with a weird, biting raw coconut flavor.
The coffee had enough bite and acidity to tear into my throat, and I couldn't finish more than a couple ounces of it.
2014 hasn't been a great year for Starbucks Reserve coffees..they've either been bland, non-distinct, or just sad like this one.
September 10, 2014
coffee on a whole different level - expensive but worth it
September 5, 2014
I love coffee from the Ka'u region of Hawaii and this particular coffee stands head and shoulders above the rest. The aroma as soon as you open the bag lets you know you are in for something special.
I like to brew my coffee in a French press and this coffee shines when brewed in a French press. I smell toasted sugar and a hint of citrus when brewing this coffee. I taste a butterscotch sweetness along with a mild nutiness. There's just a bit of citrus in the finish. All the flavors and aromas combine to make this a superbly balanced coffee. No cream or sugar is needed with this coffee.
Exquisite coffees like this one make me so proud to be a partner. When I think about all the love and care that went into every step of bringing this coffee to our customers I feel privileged to be a part of a company so committed to excellence and doing business the right way. This is a special coffee from special coffee farmers and a special coffee company. Don't miss it.
August 23, 2014