Lanikai Coffee, residing on 23 HOOLAI street in Honolulu County, Hawaii is a relatively new roaster boasting some exclusive barrel-finished Hawaiian roasts.
Being relatively new they do not have a website up and running but can be found on Facebook and Instagram.
Their packaging is spot on. Classic hand stamped exterior with a personal touch of hand written details of each exclusive barrel-finished roast. Vacuum sealed to keep the roast fresh for as long as possible.
We were sent
1) limited edition 003 – Tequila barrel-finish. With notes of chocolate 🍫.
2) limited edition 004 – Bourban barrel-finish. With notes of lemon peel.
We ground each roast and had pour-over with the Chemex. As instructed we had limited edition 003 with a splash of milk to enhance and bring out the earth, chocolate notes. This was my favourite of the two roasts.
Limited edition 004 was very good as well, a little more bright with some citrusy notes. I prefer my coffee more bold and earthy, but I would be happy having this roast every day.
Mahalo! Each set of beans was paired with the barrel type to obtain a certain flavor profile. This Bourbon blend was modeled after the “Penicillin” cocktail. The Penicillin is smokey scotch with citrus, ginger, and honey. I think we definitely got an excellent blend of smoke and citrus. Cheers!! ☕️🌈🙌💯
These guys are the real deal…and SUPER friendly.
If you’re interested in giving their roasts a try contact them via Facebook or Instagram @lanikaicoffee!