Sunrise Roast - a delicate, medium roast coffee from Maui Mountain Home grown.

Coffee cherries on the tree.Ripe coffee cherries on the trees at the Maui Mountain Home Grown farm.
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Once again, thank you to Bobbie for sending us this coffee all the way from the Hawaiian island of Maui!

The first of their coffees we reviewed was their Volcano Roast, a wonderful, dark roast coffee.

As with the Volcano Roast, the Sunrise Roast isn’t mass-produced. It is grown on a small family coffee farm in Maui. The cherries are hand-picked, and only when they are ready.

Now for the review of the coffee itself.

As always, we ground the beans just before brewing, made a small cup of black coffee and then waited for two or three minutes to let it cool before tasting.

The Sunrise Roast is a medium roast coffee, with a far more delicate taste and range of flavors.

It is also very different from other medium roast coffees we have tried.

There is no bitterness, but there is still a slight edge to it, as it delicately prickles your tongue with that first sip.

The taste is subtle, and delicious. We described the taste of the Volcano Roast as being a little like dark chocolate. To extend the analogy with the Sunrise Roast, it tastes more like milk chocolate, with a hint of nuts.

It’s true. Both coffees have a slightly chocolaty flavor.

This is a special coffee, and its taste is very delicate, as we would expect from a lighter roast.

After our tasting we added a touch of sugar and cream. The result? The finer points of the coffee were drowned out.

For us, this is a coffee to be brewed carefully, taken black, and savored for its subtle flavors.

You can learn more about the Sunrise Roast at Maui Mountain Home Grown

About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…





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