There is nothing better than a great cup of coffee. You probably already know that Kona Coffee is grown exclusively in the Kona district on the Big Island. What you might not know is that the World’s Best Coffee is grown in other areas of the Big Island like Kau, Puna and Hamakua. All are high-grown, non-acidic 100% Hawaiian Coffees.
Coffea arabica is related to the Gardenia plant and has very fragrant flowers. Coffee plants are grown in natural crushed lava rock (cinder), nourished in morning sunlight, protected by clouds in the afternoon and bathed in pure rainwater. It’s really no wonder that 100% Hawaiian Big Island coffee is sought after the world over.
Roasting coffee beans is a matter of taste. Darker roasts bring out the full bodied and rich taste of the coffee while lighter roasts are mild, mellow and contain more caffeine than dark roasts. In fact, the lighter roast allows you to taste the actual flavor of the coffee.
Macadamia nuts and Hawaiian coffee are a match made in heaven. Chocolate macadamia nut coffee from Hawaii will warm your spirits on a cold mainland day. Brew up a pot of haupia (coconut) coffee and pour over ice for a tropical iced coffee that’s deserving of a little pink umbrella.