Lakota Coffee Company and Roasters

KONA COFFEE



Kona coffee may be more perfectly proportioned than any other coffee bean. This balance comes from Hawaii's famous afternoon shade, which protects the coffee plant from the tropical sun. Kona offers a clean, mild, mellow coffee with just enough acidity to round off the cup.


Hawaiian Growing Regions

WHAT SAYS OUR IMPORTER ABOUT KONA COFFEE?

Hawaiian coffees are grown on new (geologically speaking) volcanic soil in a tropical paradise that is cooled by a gentle Kona breeze. These perfect conditions produce a coffee that is equally perfect in many aspects.

Hawaiian coffees are the epitome of balance. Coffee from these lovely islands is clean, mild with a nice hint of milk chocolate, and just enough fruit and acidity to round out the cup.

These are not extreme cups, by any means or measure. Delicate, delicate, delicate is the key, and due to the very limited supply, and thus high prices of Hawaiian coffees, we diligently cup Hawaiians to find that perfect mild cup, and not a cup of blandness that is often paraded as Hawaiian coffee.

Beautiful Kona Coffee Cherries

A final note here, and I hate to say it, because of my mantra, "Quality is in the cup" but Hawaiian coffee beans are beautiful when roasted. They roast uniformly, are shaped nicely, just look perfect! Now, I've said it, and I feel a bit ashamed. However, if I ever were to make a roasted coffee display, I would use Hawaiians.


PROFILE FOR KONA COFFEE

Origin: Hawaii

Geographic Coordinates: 20 00, 156 00 W

Population: NA

Cup Profile: Mellow and Balanced

Currency: U.S. Dollar

Language: English, Hawaiian

Ethnic Groups: NA

Production: (millions lbs.) NA

Exports (millions lbs.) NA

Botanical Varieties: Typica, Yellow Catuai, Blue Mountain

Growing Regions: Kona, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu

Wet Processed: Yes

Dry Processed: NA

Altitude: Meters 250-750

Wow! Kona Coffee Cherries

Introduced: Coffee Trees arrived in Hawaii in the early 1800’s. The British warship H.M.S. Blonde brought coffee trees, to Hawaii, from Brazil in 1825. Chief Boki, Governor of Oahu, had acquired coffee trees in Rio de Janeiro, on his way back from London.

Harvest: Times Nov-Mar


 
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