We have exciting news! Our limited edition Rum Barrel Aged Coffee received a 92-point score from Coffee Review. As the world’s leading coffee guide, receiving high marks from Coffee Review is an exceptional achievement. Coffees scored at 90 and above are considered an outstanding specialty coffee. Rum Barrel Aged Coffee is the highest-scoring Kauai Coffee to date, and we are excited about the future of small-batch and specialty coffee to come from our Seed to Cup project.
How It’s Made
100% Kauai Coffee is aged in rum barrels sourced from our friends and island neighbors at Koloa Rum. The aging process gives our delicious Kauai-grown beans a unique and delicate flavor profile that is complex and bright with flavor notes of rum, cocoa, floral honey, dried berries, and oak.
“Both companies are known for producing products of the finest quality and for the great pride we take in our work,” said Fred Cowell, General Manager, Kauai Coffee Company. “This partnership showcases our passion for coffee and theirs for rum and brings together two locally grown, historically significant crops in perfect combination,” he said. “We think our customers will thoroughly enjoy this delicious tasting and distinctive creation.
Kauai Coffee Company
Rum Barrel Aged Kauai Coffee
Review Date: December 2020
Read the complete assessment on the Coffee Review website
Blind Assessment: Deep-toned, sweetly fermenty. Oak barrel, chocolate fudge, raspberry, freesia-like flowers, a hint of rum in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Chocolaty, oak-toned finish with rum undertones.
Notes: Kauai Coffee, Hawaii’s largest coffee producer, operates a popular visitor center and tasting room on its farm on the south coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. This entirely estate-grown coffee was aged in charred rum barrels after processing by the washed method. Visit www.kauaicoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A nicely balanced barrel-aged coffee from Kauai driven by chocolate, fruit, and floral suggestions.
About Coffee Review
Launched in 1997, Coffee Review introduced the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the specialty coffee industry. Our mission is to help consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, help drive demand and increase prices to reward farmers and roasters who invest time, passion, and capital in producing high-quality coffee beans. Visit Coffee Review Online here.
About Kōloa Rum Company
Established in 2009, Kōloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalāheo, Kauai and operates Hawaii’s first distilled spirits Tasting Room and Company Store. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kauai White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut, Coffee, and Aged rums, in addition to a collection of delicious ready-to-drink cocktails. Products are available for purchase online, at select retailers nationwide, and in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Japan. For more information, visit www.koloarum.com.