International Jury Cupping Score



Kona District,
Hawaii Island


1,200 - 1,400 feet
above sea level

Estimated Lot Size

219 pounds (4 bags of 50 lbs, 1 bag of 19 lbs)

Winning Bidder

MUSEO Co., Ltd. /
Songdo Coffee

Blackrock Parrot

This boutique farm high above Kealakekua Bay and Pu‘uhonau O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) was founded by the late Melvelyn Ronett “Roni” Washington. Roni had an MS in Agricultural Economics and was an avid horticulturist whose dream was to farm in the tropics. Her vision came true in February 2015, when Black Rock Farm’s first six acres of Kona Typica were planted. Black Rock dedicates these coffees in Roni’s memory.

The farm’s first harvest was in 2017. In 2019, Isla Custom Coffees’ Miguel Meza began managing the field, and has worked with the pickers to hand harvest ripe cherries to the highest standards possible. Multiple Black Rock coffees have 93+ scores in Coffee Review, all roasted by Meza’s Paradise Coffee Roasters. Four of its coffees are in this auction.

Washed Typica (Dry Fermentation, Plus Rinse)

This lot is a blend of coffee cherries harvested from September 8-17 — at the peak of the harvest season, with most ripe cherries measuring 22-23 brix. Processing was done at the neighboring Aloha Hills coffee mill. Ripe cherries were pulped in the afternoon and most of the fruit mechanically demucilaged. The coffee was allowed to dry ferment overnight, before rinsing and drying on patios. After resting in parchment for 60 days, the coffee was milled and screened to 17+ size.