In life one of many greatest pleasures is that first cup of coffee in the morning. Coffee comes in so many varieties and variations you will never be able to taste them all. But when I am able to recommend one kind for you, allow it to be Kona Coffee.
Kona Coffee may be the brand name of coffee grown on the hillsides of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the big Island of. It’s considered one of the very expensive coffees in the world. No other coffee may be called “Kona”, unless it’s grown in the Kona Districts.
The Kona Districts weather is certainly one of sunny mornings with gentle clouds and rains in the afternoon. Combine this with the rich, hard packed, volcanic soil and you have perfect conditions for growing some great coffee. The sub-tropical climate is perfect for growing coffee.
Coffee wasn’t native to.It absolutely was brought there in 1828 by Samuel Reverend Ruggles, from Brazilian seedlings. English trader, Henry Nicholas Greenwell came to the location and established the Kona make of exceptional coffee. There are 800 Kona family farms averaging 5 acres each. With only 2,290 acres of production, only 2 million pounds of coffee are produced every year.
Kona coffee being in a nutshell supply for world demand cause prices to be high. One pound of whole coffee goes for $25 per pound. But due to it’s exceptionalness, it’s worth every penny.
When traveling to make sure to stop into one of the many small farms that sells the coffee. You may find a family-run farm with the mother, father and children all working on the harvesting and processing of the pure kona coffee. This is one of many reasons the coffee is really good. Not being fully a big business makes for the standard ahead through.
What does it taste like? If your ever lucky enough to sample some Kona coffee you may find it be creamy, smooth, and sweet. It is medium-bodied with a balanced, however, not sharp taste. It has a trace of chocolate without being to overdone. I am describing real 100% Kona coffee, not a Kona blend.
Due to the rarity and price, some stores sell “Kona Blends “.These are not a mixture of different Kona coffees, they are a mixture of Kona and Brazilian or Columbian coffees. They only contain 10% Kona coffee and 90% inferior blends. With only 10% Coffee in the blend, you don’t think you is going to be tasting the true deal. If you wish to buy pure Kona coffee the label must read “100% Kona Coffee “.