Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mugged: Kona [Brewklyn Grind]

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Mugged: Brewklyn Kona
Rating: 5+ [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.


Peter said...

Hey, I dug the article. One question though: when you say 'drip' do you mean a drip coffee maker or like a slow drip i.e. pour over?

David said...

This is fine coffee shop. I think they serve in the USA two places very successfully and effectively.

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Nice review, and nice blog. I like the fact that you test the coffee using more than one infusion method. Really thorough.

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