The History of Kona Coffee Kona Coffee has a fascinating history that is anything but a straight line. The first coffee trees planted in Hawaii weren’t even on the Big Island (never mind Kona), and the first attempts at creating a coffee industry were a complete disaster. And yet, its …Read More »
What is Kona Coffee?
What is Kona Coffee? When coffee is referred to as ‘kona coffee’, it means coffee that’s grown in the North and South Kona districts of Hawaii. The 2-mile long stretch of land is informally referred to as the “kona coffee belt” and is home to over 600 coffee farms. Initially …Read More »
Coffees of Hawaii: An Island Guide
The Coffees of Hawaii: Exploring Hawaii’s Coffee One Island at a Time. You’ve probably heard the terms ‘hawaiian coffee’ or ‘kona coffee’ before. What most people don’t realize is that every major Hawaiian island has a coffee growing region. In addition to Hawaii (the Big Island), there are coffee plantations …Read More »
What is Peaberry Kona Coffee?
Peaberry Coffee Beans: The Misunderstood Coffee Bean You’ve probably seen terms like ‘Peaberry Kona Coffee’ and ‘Tanzanian Peaberry’ on coffee labels before. These coffees are extremely popular among gourmet coffee drinkers, and are much more expensive than your average coffee. Whereas a half-pound (8 oz.) of Kona Coffee will typically …Read More »