Coffee expert Bill Walsh has the pleasure of sampling Brewklyn Grind’s Kona.
By Bill Walsh
Subject: Brewklyn Grind Coffee & Tea
Mugged: Brewklyn Kona
Rating: 4+ [see key]
While Hawaii and Brooklyn are two of the farthest apart points in the US (check a map), you can get a dose of each in Brewklyn’s Kona. The second of the two coffees I had the pleasure of reviewing from Brewklyn Grind (here’s the first), I made quick work of this coffee amidst the usual three means of infusion (drip, french press and siphon).
The drip delivered notes of caramel, half & half, graham cracker, sage and walnuts amidst a smooth, medium body.
The french press differed in some odd-but-good ways, offering flavors of sassafras, graham cracker, bran, filet mignon and cinnamon amidst a heavier body.
The siphon was a compromise between the prior two infusions, holding graham cracker, butter, bran, sage and a little cherry amidst a medium body.
Overall, I liked this coffee a great deal, as it offered some pleasant, sweet flavors along with some differing notes of spices and a pleasant acidity. Not the hands-down-best Kona I’ve ever had, but a high contender. Give Brewklyn Kona a try if you’re looking for a quality American coffee.
note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.
Bill Walsh is a contributing writer at Honest Cooking and the fanatic behind the acclaimed Pure Coffee Blog. He gains his inspiration from God, family and coffee, and loves to take each of them on the road as frequently as possible for a solid adventure.