Kona Peaberry Coffee
The Kona Peaberry Coffee is known as the champagne of Kona coffee. Rich with a deep volcanic flavor, Kona Coffee can be described as smooth, nutty, and luscious with an intense aroma and low acidity. Our Gran Reserve Kona Peaberry Coffee beans are highly prized for their smooth full flavors, deliciously rich, medium-body, complex taste, and heady aroma. This specific Kona Coffee is peaberry grade, 100% Pure Authentic Kona Coffee that is grown in limited supply.
- Kosher Certified
- State of Hawaii Certified
Flavor Notes: Smooth, Nutty, and Luscious
Processing: Washed Process
Roast: Medium Roast
Drying: Sun Dry Process
- Premium Blue Velvet Bag: Included with the 16 oz bags (5 lb. bag option is excluded unless requested)
Low Acidity: The process for developing a lower acid (or more basic) coffee blend involves roasting beans that are naturally lower in acid, for longer periods of time. This ensures that the acidic components of the coffee are processed out and result in a higher pH.
- Single Origin Coffee
- pH: 5
- Rated as a Top 10 Coffee by Food and Wine Magazine in March 2006
Kona Peaberry Coffee: What is a Peaberry Coffee? Peaberry coffee beans are unique and have a much richer flavor. They are only found in 5% of the crop and are removed manually. The flavor of the peaberry is of a finer quality than the rest of the crop and is desired by coffee connoisseurs.
Certifying Kona Coffee Authenticity
Hawaiian Kona Coffee is one of the most sought out coffees in the world. Coffee cultivated in the North and South districts of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is the only crop that can truly be called Kona Coffee. Most Kona coffees sold in today’s global markets are not 100% Pure Hawaiian Kona Coffee but instead are actually Kona blends. Kona coffee blends can contain as little as 1-10% pure Kona coffee beans. Most of the Hawaiian Kona coffee sold is actually a blend of mystery beans from Africa, Central or South America, or Southeast Asia.
State and Federal labeling laws demand full disclosure of origin, but this is often ignored and the State of Hawaii has sued many well-known retailers. Kona Coffee from Volcanica is all Certified by the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
Most Kona coffee drinkers worldwide have no idea that what they are drinking is a coffee containing 95% or more of something other than pure Kona coffee. To ensure that consumers purchase 100% Authentic Kona Coffee, they should only buy their beans from reputable suppliers with direct connections to actual Hawaiian Kona coffee farms. Volcanica Coffee's Kona Peaberry Coffee is 100% pure without any added beans and is sourced directly from farms in Hawaii.
Kona Coffee History and Processing
Hawaiian Kona Coffee is made up of vibrantly tasting gourmet coffee beans. This coffee is grown on the dark volcanic lava rock slopes of Kona, the district from which the beans get their name, located on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The island’s coffee trees are protected from strong winds and excessive sun by two volcanoes, the active Mauna Loa volcano, and the neighboring extinct Mauna Kea volcano. Located on the Kona Hawaiian coast, at an ideal 1,500 to 2,000 feet above sea level, Kona coffee growers recognize this area of the islands as having pristine growing conditions for Kona Coffee beans. Coffee grown in Kona is particularly unique due to the diurnal cycle of bright sunny mornings, humid rainy afternoons with cool rolling mist from the seas, and mild nights that create perfect growing conditions ... for exotic plants to prosper. The coffee trees thrive on the volcanic rocky land and flourish in mild frost-free temperatures. The soil actually consists of broken chunks of well-packed volcanic lava and drains water more efficiently than other soils. This allows the process of feeding the coffee trees to be highly effective without excessively soaking them.
The unique growing conditions not only provide rich flavors for Kona Coffees but also, for unexplained scientific reasons, maintain the Kona Coffee plants free of disease. As the crop matures, the yield per acre is much greater than in other coffee-growing areas. Though the amount of acreage devoted to Kona Coffee production is small, the yield per acre is three to four times the amount of coffee beans produced than coffee farms in Latin America. Kona Coffee trees in the region typically bloom after the dry winters and are harvested in autumn.
Produced on family-run farms since the turn of the century, Kona Coffee beans are handpicked and sorted to ensure their superior tastes and unique quality. With such a mild tropical year-round climate, ideal soil demographics, and plentiful shade covering from hot afternoon sunlight, the favorable surroundings of the island in conjunction with the ample care towards the crops, produce sweet flavors in Kona Coffee that are low in bitter acids and consistently delight those who consume it.