Morinoue Farms ARTIST PROOF
100% Kona Coffee; hand picked, sun dried, responsibly farmed, no chemicals
Morinoue Farms ARTIST PROOF Kona coffee
Hiroki Morinoue is a long respected Kona coffee farmer and abstract artist from Holualoa, Hawaii. His grandmother purchased the Morinoue coffee farm in 1924. The family worked on this farm through the Great Depression and World War II. Hiroki is a third generation Kona coffee farmer carrying on the legacy of the immigrants with love, joy, and pride.
In the early years Hiroki’s entire family helped in the coffee farm. Today, Hiroki has been managing all aspects of the farm on his own and doing all work fully by hand.
‘ARTIST PROOF’ is named after the limited edition of coffee they produce. It recognizes Hiroki and Setsuko as artists, whom approve this quality and care from the land and the process leading up to roasting.
No chemicals make farming in Hawaii very challenging and my father was one of the few farmers that went organic from his generation. We are now over 40 years in with responsible farming techniques.
The logo designed was a collaborative woodblock print by their daughter Miho and Hiroki.
In 2016 we received wonderful feed back for our harvest that year by Daylight Mind Coffee Company. Here is their expert cupping reviews. We found my fathers organic farming techniques and coffee process is consistent inspiring the coffee cherries to be very tasty.
Cupping notes using the standardized process by the Specialty Coffee Association of America:
Aroma: cooked apple, peach cobbler and butterscotch with high intensity
Acidity: medium intensity acidity with malic (like green apple) and citric (like lemons) qualities
Mouth feel: medium/heavy mouth feel. No oily residue. Between milky and creamy
Flavor: similar sweetness to chocolate
Defects: very little detection of field or processing defects
Uniformity: We found that all 3 cups were nearly uniformed
Aftertaste: Sweet and lingered without any bitter or sour
General perception of the quality: Very Good
Our total score in the cupping was 87!