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And first place goes to ... Rancho Aloha Organic, with Lisa and Bruce Corker walking up to take the ribbon. For me this cup was the most "Kona-like" of the top three, with floral aromatics and good brightness to the cup, hints of tea and lemon. The second place coffee might have been my personal #1, Long Mountain, with a subtle Kenya-like winey acidity. Aikane Estate at #3 had a lot of character, a deep sweet citric quality, and great body. It might have been my favorite of all, but there was slight variations in the uniformity of the cups, and I wasn't sure the character was that "Kona" cup that we are looking for. It was the wild card coffee, but no doubt the winner on overall "quantity of cup character."