Kona coffee has become synonymous with Hawaii and with good reason: Hawaii is the only region in the United States capable of producing the Arabica beans that are used to make Kona coffee. Our Kona coffee farm provides afternoon cloud cover, nutrient-rich volcanic soil and tropical rains which makes this location an ideal place for our Kona coffee farm to produce and cultivate our highly sought after premium 100% Kona Coffee.
While the Kona region plays a key role in harvesting Arabica beans, it is important to know that not all Kona coffee farms operate the same, or produce the same quality of beans on their properties.
Here's the latest Kona Coffee farm report from our Licensed Q Grader and resident farmer extraordinaire, Paul Massard:
"We are still engaged in heavy harvesting on the farm, and from what I have seen, we are one of the last farms still harvesting due to our higher elevation.
We are taking random samples of the picking quality to come up with a benchmark we will use next year. We are also taking random samples from the pickers' bags and gauging the amount of green coffee they have picked using a graduated cylinder. We aim to have pickers filling the majority of their bags with perfectly ripe cherries.
Blended coffees are coffee bean mixtures that are made up of different roasts, styles, or tastes of coffee. Blends are one way roasters are able to provide so many different flavor profiles and roasts, even though the blend may be made up of only Arabica beans. There are many different types of Arabica coffee beans in the world, each with their own unique characteristics and flavor.
The blended coffees at Honolulu Coffee all start with premium Kona coffee beans, which are of the Arabica variety.
They say the sense of smell is one of the strongest senses that is connected to memory. A simple whiff of a scent in passing is enough to trigger the most vivid of memories. If so, what better way to remember your Hawaiian vacation than by enjoying a cup of Hawaiian coffee at home.
While the type of bean and where and how it's grown impact a coffee's unique flavor signature, roasting is where the beans acquire their taste.
Roasting time only ranges from 12 to 30 minutes but those are very important minutes. During this time the beans expand as they lose moisture.
Coffee from Hawaii has gained a reputation to be some of the world's finest. Coffee enthusiasts can't get enough of our 100% Kona coffee, which we provide to you directly from our Kona coffee farm located on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Our Kona coffee is grown on the slopes of the beautiful Mauna Loa volcano. The nutrient-rich volcanic soil, tropical rain showers and natural shade provided by our
The farm is looking amazing. This can be attributed to the amount of rain we've received this year. Last year we received a total of 27 inches of rain, while this year we are at a whopping 56 inches and counting. We have the three near-miss hurricanes to thank for this, along with changes in El Niño patterns.