We have been producing Kona coffee and offering tours of our plantation for over 25 years: we know Kona coffee from growing to pouring.
So what makes Kona coffee so unique from other coffees? In order to be identified as Kona coffee, the coffee must be grown within the North and South districts of Kona on Hawaii Island USA (often referred to as the Big Island). To preserve the unique flavor the coffee trees must also be of the variety Kona Typica, an Arabica coffee unique to the Kona region.
What about the Kona blend coffees I see at grocery stores all across the country? Don’t be fooled, this is not a blend of Kona coffees from various Kona coffee farms. It is merely a percentage of Kona coffee mixed with non-Kona coffee. Contrary to some rumors, Kona blends do not improve the flavor of Kona Coffee. The purpose of Kona blend is to make the coffee more affordable. 100% Kona coffee is one of the most expensive coffees on the planet. Currently there are only about 3,500 acres of Kona coffee in production. That's a tiny amount of coffee to supply the entire world. Supply and demand make Kona Coffee expensive. Coffee trees produce only one crop a year, allowing only a few people the opportunity to enjoy 100% Kona coffee.
Kona Joe coffee has a rich, sweet taste with exotic flavors captured from the unique Kona climate and soil. We slow-roast only the best beans of the harvest and pack them in gas-valved stand up pouches. This allows us to lock in all of their legendary flavor immediately after roasting. Like most of life's finer pleasures, it costs a little more than other types of coffee, but this handcrafted coffee is well worth the extra cost.