Our Kona Coffee
Kona is the very special coffee grown on the dark volcanic lava rock slopes of Kona, with enviable consistent quality. Kona coffee is a deliciously rich, medium-bodied and slightly acidic coffee with a heady aroma and complex, winey, spicy taste.
"Kona coffee has a richer flavor than any other, be it grown where it may and call it by what name you please." ~Mark Twain, 1866
Origin and what makes KONA coffee special
To call yourself 100% Kona you must grow your coffee within the Kona Coffee Growing Region also known as the Kona Coffee Belt. The Kona growing region is about 2 miles long and ranges in altitude from 600 ft. to 2500 ft.
Genuine Kona Coffee is highly prized throughout the world for its full bodied flavor and pleasing aroma. Coffee trees thrive on the cool slopes of the Hualalai and Mauna Loa Mountains in rich volcanic soil and afternoon cloud cover. ... Coffee trees typically bloom after Kona's dry winters and are harvested in autumn.
Why Does Kona Coffee Taste so Good? What gives Kona Coffee its unique taste prized all over the world? The rich volcanic soil, high elevation, ideal temperatures, and cloud coverage from Hualalai and Mauna Loa Mountains make Kona region the best place to grow coffee beans.
There are many tropical places, including other parts of Hawaii, that produce wonderful coffee, but what makes Kona coffee extra special is its unique microclimate. Located at 1,000 to 3,500 feet above sea level on the leeward side of a volcano, this unique pocket of land provides a magical blend of conditions for growing delicious coffee. The Kona Coffee Belt has:
∙ Morning sun
∙ Afternoon clouds and showers
∙ Rich, well-drained volcanic soil
∙ Perfect tropical temperatures
Hawaii Island has a rich history of farming coffee, and the coveted Kona coffee is its crown jewel. This coffee is so highly-regarded, in fact, that the state has laws in place to ensure customers buying 100% Kona coffee are getting the real deal.