Gourmet Kona Coffee Beans Guide

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“gourmet” or “premium”  are of higher quality when compared to specialty coffee beans. In fact they are only be interchangeable if the gourmet coffee bean’s rating is 80 percent or above. Gourmet Kona Coffee Beans through self regulation are required to be certified 90% from Gourmet Kona Coffee Companies with their lowest Kona bean rating at 92 points and Gourmet’s Hawaii coffee beans have the very high rating minimum of 87 percentile. Gourmet Kona coffee sets the standard In Hawaii according to (SCAA) the Specialty Coffee Association of America; coffee which scores 80 points or above on a 100-point scale is graded as specialty. Therefore all coffees offered at Gourmet Kona Coffee are specialty coffees grown in special Hawaii climate and are distinctive because of their full bold taste and very little defects. The unique hints within flavors and tastes are a result of the special characteristics and composition of the volcanic soil and tropical climate in which they are produced. Note: Aged volcanic soils are best suited for specialty coffee production.

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The specialty coffee farm is the most rapidly growing portion of the coffee industry. In Hawaii, specialty beans have increased its market share from 1% to 20% in the last 25 years. To promote and self-regulate the Hawaii industry, growers, exporters, roasters, retailers and equipment suppliers have established trade associations. These associations now exist in both bean consuming and bean producing nations.

Kona Coffee Beans are naturally Gourmet.

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Gourmet is a cultural ideal sometimes associated with specialty coffee and the culinary arts of fine food and the associated coffee drink, which is characterized by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses followed by gourmet coffee. The term and its associated practices are usually used positively to describe people of refined taste and passion. Gourmet food and coffee tends to be served in more expensive portions.

The term gourmet can refer to a person with refined or discriminating taste who is knowledgeable in the craft and art of food and coffee preparation. Gourmet carries additional connotations of one who simply enjoys food or coffee in great quantities. A gourmet chef is a chef of particularly high caliber talent and skill.

Gourmet food and gourmet coffee beans.

Gourmet may describe a class of restaurant, cuisine or coffee of high quality and of special presentation, or high sophistication. Gourmet is an industry classification for high-quality premium coffees in the United States. In the 21st century there has been an accelerating increase in the American gourmet market, due in part to rising income, globalization of taste, and knowledge of health and nutritional benefits. Individual food and beverage categories, such as coffee, are often divided between a standard commercial and a smaller “gourmet” sub-market.

Gourmet is highest standard of Kona coffee beans

Certain events such as wine tastings cater to people who consider themselves gourmets. Television programs (such as those on the Food Network) and publications such as Gourmet magazine often serve gourmets with food columns and featured coffees. Gourmet tourism is a niche industry catering to people who travel to food, wine or coffee tastings, restaurants, or food, wine and coffee production regions for leisure.

Kona is not originator of the term gourmet coffee

The word gourmet is from the French. Originally the term was used for a wine broker or taste-vin employed by a wine dealer. Friand was formerly the reputable name for a connoisseur of delicious things that were not eaten primarily for nourishment.

How did Kona coffee beans get started

The coffee plant was exported from Africa to countries around the world, primarily to equatorial regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia and India. Once ripe, coffee cherries are picked, processed and dried. Dried coffee beans are roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor. Roasted beans are ground and brewed with near-boiling water to produce the bean as a gourmet beverage.

Beans can have a stimulating effect on humans because of caffeine content. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks from Kona. It can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways but it is usually served hot, although iced coffee has increased in popularity recently. Clinical studies indicate that moderate coffee consumption is beneficial in healthy adults, with continuing research on whether long-term consumption inhibits cognitive decline during aging or lowers the risk of some forms of cancer.

The earliest credible evidence of bean consumption appears in the early-middle of the 15th century in the Sufi shrines of Yemen. It was here in Arabia that beans were first roasted and brewed in a similar way to modern preparation. Beans were first exported from East Africa to Yemen, as a plant is thought to have been indigenous to the former. Yemeni traders took beans back to their homeland and began to cultivate them. By the 16th century, it had reached Persia, Turkey, and North Africa. From there, it spread to Europe and Kona, Hawaii.

Fair-trade coffee and organic coffee beans

Coffee is a major export commodity of Hawaii: it is the top agricultural export for Kauai and is among the world’s largest legal agricultural exports for many. Consequently, the markets for fair trade beans and organic beans are expanding.

Legendary bean stories

The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1500’s from the Turkish word kahve; which was borrowed from the Arabic qahwah. It has also been proposed that the source may be the Proto-Central Semitic root q-h-h meaning “dark”. According to legend, ancestors of today’s Oromo people in a region of Kaffa in Ethiopia were believed to have been the first to recognize the energizing effect of the coffee plant, though no direct evidence has been found indicating where in Africa coffee grew or who among the native populations might have used it as a stimulant or even known about it, earlier than the 17th century. The story of Kaldi, the 9th-century Ethiopian goatherd who discovered coffee when he noticed how excited his goats became after eating the beans from a coffee plant, did not appear in writing until 1671 and is probably apocryphal.

Other accounts attribute the discovery of the beans to Sheikh Omar. According to an ancient chronicle (preserved in the Abd-Al-Kadir manuscript), Omar, who was known for his ability to cure the sick through prayer, was once exiled from Mocha in Yemen to a desert. Starving, Omar chewed berries from nearby shrubbery, but found them to be bitter. He tried roasting the seeds to improve the flavor, but they became hard. He then tried boiling them to soften the seed, which resulted in a fragrant brown liquid. Upon drinking the liquid Omar was revitalized and sustained for days. As stories of this “miracle drug” reached Mocha, Omar was asked to return and was made a saint. From Ethiopia, the coffee plant was introduced into the Arab World through Egypt and Yemen.

Gourmet Processing for Kona Coffee Beans

Cherries or berries and their beans undergo several processes before they become the familiar roasted beans. Berries have been traditionally selectively picked by hand; a labor-intensive method, it involves the selection of only the berries at the peak of ripeness. More commonly crops are strip picked; all berries are harvested simultaneously regardless of ripeness by machine. After picking, beans are processed by one of two methods—the dry process method, simpler and less labor-intensive as the berries can be strip picked, and the wet process method, which incorporates fermentation into the process and yields a milder bean.

Then they the beans are sorted by ripeness and color. Generally the flesh of the berry is removed, usually by machine, and the seeds are fermented to remove the slimy layer of mucilage still present on the bean. When the fermentation is finished, the seeds are washed with large quantities of fresh water to remove the fermentation residue.

How are 100% kona coffee beans dried?

The best method of drying the bean uses drying boxes. In this method, the pulped or partially pulped and fermented beans are spread thinly on raised screen beds which allow the air to pass on all sides of beans, and then the beans are mixed by hand. In this method the drying that takes place is more uniform, and over fermentation is less likely. Most Hawaiian coffee is dried in this manner and certain coffee farms around the world are starting to use this traditional Hawaiian method.

Next, the beans are sorted, and labeled. The small batch microclimate way is to dry coffee beans while sitting on concrete slab or patio; raking over them in full sunlight with accelerated rake use at night to prevent the beans from over fermenting. Some companies use cylinders to pump in heated air to dry the coffee seeds. The patio type of preparation is generally used in places of high humidity.

Roasting gourmet coffee beans

The next step in the process is roasting them. Coffee is usually sold in a roasted form and in rare exceptions it is consumed green. It can be sold ready to brew by the supplier, or it can be home-made. The heating process influences the taste of the beverage by changing the coffee bean both physical and chemical composition. The bean decreases in weight as moisture evaporates and increases in volume, causing it to become light weight. The density of the bean decreases influencing the caffeine content and quality.

Heating transforms the chemical and physical properties of coffee beans into very different product. The process produces the characteristic flavor by causing extreme change on a molecular level. Un-roasted beans contain similar if not higher levels of acids, protein, sugars, and caffeine as those that have been roasted, but lack the taste of roasted coffee beans often due to the chemical reactions that occur during application of heat.

The vast majority of coffee is processed commercially on a large scale, but small-scale roasting has grown significantly with the trend toward “single-origin” coffees served at specialty stores online. Some coffee drinkers experiment with flavor profiles of the beans to ensure the finest possible Kona.

The bean roasters of the past

The first recorded implements for roasting coffee beans were thin pans made from metal or porcelain, used in the 15th century by the Ottomans and a large portion of Persia. In the 19th century, various patents were awarded in the U.S. and Europe for roasters to allow for large batches of coffee. In the 1950s just as instant was becoming a popular drink, specialty coffee-houses began opening to cater to the connoisseur, offering a more traditionally brewed beverage. In the 1970s, more specialty coffee-houses were founded, ones that offered a variety of roasts and beans from Hawaii. In the 1980s and 1990s, the the Kona gourmet coffee industry experienced its best expansion to date. This trend has continued into the 21st Century (today).

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The actual roasting begins when the temperature inside the bean reaches approximately 200 °C (392 °F), though different varieties differ in moisture and density, therefore progresses at different rates. During heating, caramelization occurs as intensity breaks down starches, changing them to simple sugars that begin the browning of the bean. Sugar is rapidly lost during this process, and may disappear entirely in darker roasts. During roasting, aromatic oils and acids weaken, changing the flavor; at 205 °C (401 °F), other oils start to develop. One of these oils, caffeol, is created at about 200 °C (392 °F), which is largely responsible for coffee’s aroma and flavor.

What Happens before beans are roasted

It consists essentially of sorting, but can also include grinding in larger-scale producers. In larger operations, bags of sorted beans are hand- or machine-opened, dumped into a hopper, and screened to remove debris. The gourmet beans are then weighed and transferred to storage hoppers. From the hoppers, the beans are conveyed to the roaster. Initially, the process is endothermic (absorbing heat), but at around 175 °C (347 °F) it becomes exothermic (giving off heat). This means that the beans are heating themselves and an adjustment of the roaster’s heat source is generally required. At the end of the roasting cycle, the beans are dumped from the chamber and quickly air cooled with an air induction.

During the roasting process, coffee beans tend to go through a weight loss of about 30% due to loss of water and water based compounds. Although beans experience a weight loss, the size of the beans are doubled after the roasting process due to the release of carbon dioxide, release of volatile compounds, and water vaporization.

In Vietnamese beans they are often coated with oil (traditionally clarified butter) and a small amount of sugar prior to roasting to produce a “butter roast”. The roasting process results in an additional caramelized coating on the beans.

During this treatment, while still in the bean state, more caffeine breaks down above 235 °C (455 °F). Dark roasting is the utmost step in bean processing removing the most caffeine; dark roasting is not to be confused with the decaffeination. Depending on the color of the roasted beans as perceived by the human eye, they will be labeled as light, medium, medium dark or very dark. A more accurate method of discerning the degree of roast involves measuring the reflected light from roasted seeds illuminated with a light source in the near-infrared spectrum. Light meter uses a process known as spectroscopy to return a number in parts per million (PPM) that consistently indicates the roasted bean’s relative degree of flavor development.

Professional tasters grade bean characteristics

The degree of roast has major effects upon bean flavor and body. Darker beans are generally bolder because they have less fiber content and a more sugary flavor. Lighter roasts have a more complex and therefore perceived stronger flavor from aromatic oils and acids otherwise destroyed by longer roasting times. Contrary to popular believes, roasting “does not” alter the amount of caffeine in the bean, but does give less caffeine when the beans are measured by volume because the beans loose density during warming.

Maintaining your Kona Coffee Bean’s integrity

Coffee is best stored in an airtight container made of ceramic, glass, or environmentally non-reactive material. Higher quality prepackaged brands usually have a one-way valve which prevents air from entering while allowing the release of gases. Bean freshness and flavor are preserved when stored away from moisture, heat, and light. The ability of beans to absorb strong smells from the air means that they should be kept away from all odors. Storage of beans in the refrigerator is not recommended due to the presence of moisture which can cause deterioration. Exterior walls of buildings which face the sun may heat the interior of cabinets, and this heat may damage beans stored near such a wall. Heat from nearby heaters, hot water mechanisms and ovens will also severely harm your stored coffee.

Brew preparation for gourmet Kona Coffee Beans

Kona coffee beans must be ground properly and brewed properly to create the perfect gourmet coffee beverage. Almost all methods of preparing require that the beans be ground and then mixed with hot water long enough to allow the flavor to emerge but not so long as to draw out bitter compounds. Brewing considerations include the grind size, the way in which the water is used to extract the flavor, the ratio of ground beans to water (the brew ratio), additional flavorings such as sugar, milk, and spices, and the technique to be used to separate spent grounds. Ideal holding temperatures range from 85–88 °C (185–190 °F) to as high as 93 °C (199 °F) and the ideal serving temperature is 68 to 79 °C (154 to 174 °F). The recommended brew ratio for non-espresso coffee is around 55 to 60 grams of grounds per litre of water, or two level tablespoons for a 5 or 6 ounce cup.

The Kona coffee beans may be ground at our roastery, then shipped by our Hawaii Kona coffee store online to the home of your choice. Our coffees are never roasted and ground at a roastery and sold in packaged form. We recommend coffee beans are ground at home immediately before consumption. It is also possible, though uncommon, to roast raw beans at home.

The Gourmet Grind types for Coffee Beans may be ground in several ways. A burr grinder uses revolving elements to shear them; a blade grinder cuts the beans with blades moving at high speed (not recommended); and a mortar and pestle crushes the beans (my favorite) or a burr grinder has been deemed superior because the grind is far more even and the grind size can be accurately adjusted.

The type of grind is often named after the brewing method for which it’s used. Turkish grind is the finest grind, while coffee percolator or a French Press requires the coarsest grind. The most common are between these two extremes: a medium grind is used in 90% of home coffee-brewing machines.

An excerpt from the Kona Coffee Brewers Guide.

Gourmet Kona coffee beans may be brewed by several methods. It may be boiled, steeped, or pressurized. Brewing coffee by boiling was the earliest method, and Turkish coffee is an example of this method. It is prepared by grinding or pounding the seeds to a fine powder, then adding it to water and bringing it to the boil for no more than an instant in a pot called a cezve or, in Greek, a bríki. This produces a strong coffee with a layer of foam on the surface and sediment (which is not meant for drinking) settling at the bottom of the cup.

Coffee percolators and automatic makers, brew coffee using gravity feed systems. In an automatic maker, hot water drips onto grounds that are held in a paper, plastic, or perforated metal filter, allowing the water to seep through the grounds while extracting its oils and bean essence. The liquid drips through the filter into a carafe or pot, and the spent grounds are restrained in the filter.

In a percolator, boiling water is forced into a chamber above a filter by steam pressure created by boiling. The water then seeps through the grounds, and the process is repeated until terminated by removing from the heat, by an internal timer, or by a thermostat that turns off the heater when the entire pot reaches an ideal temperature.

The true gourmet bean method

Gourmet coffee may be brewed by steeping in a device such as a French press (also known as a cafetière, bean press or coffee plunger). Ground coffee and hot water are combined in a cylindrical vessel and left to brew for a few minutes. A circular filter which fits tightly in the cylinder fixed to a plunger is then pushed down from the top to force the grounds to the bottom. The filter retains the grounds at the bottom as you pour from the container. Because the coffee grounds are in direct contact with the water, all the coffee oils remain in the liquid, making it a stronger beverage. This method of brewing leaves more sediment than in coffee made by an automatic machine. Supporters of the French press method point out that the sediment issue can be minimized by using the right type of grinder: they claim that a rotary blade grinder cuts the coffee bean into a wide range of sizes, including a fine coffee dust that remains as sludge at the bottom of the cup, while a burr grinder uniformly grinds the beans into consistently-sized grinds, allowing the beans to settle uniformly and be trapped by the press. Within the first minute of brewing 95% of the caffeine is released from the coffee bean.

The definitive espresso Guide

The espresso method forces hot pressurized and vaporized water through ground beans. As a result of brewing under high pressure (ideally between 9–10 atm), the espresso beverage is more concentrated (as much as 10 to 15 times the quantity of coffee to water as gravity-brewing methods can produce) and has a more complex physical and chemical constitution. A well-prepared espresso has a reddish-brown foam called crema that floats on the surface. Other pressurized water methods include the moka pot and vacuum coffee maker.

Cold brewed Kona beans are truly gourmet

Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coarsely ground beans in cold water for several hours, then filtering them grown popularity recently. This results in a brew lower in acidity (very smooth) than most hot-brewing methods.

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Brewed Kona coffee from typical grounds prepared with tap water contains 50 mg caffeine per 100 gram with essential anti-oxidant. The espresso version “likely due to higher amount of solids” has significant content of magnesium, the B vitamins, niacin and riboflavin with 212 mg of caffeine per 100 grams of grounds.

The Best Brain Foods are Kona Coffee Beans

Kona coffee beans Supply an Abundance of Antioxidants

THE Kona rituals of my co-workers are many and varied. In the morning, there are at least eighty places where you can buy kona coffee including the cart where the lady says “Hi, gorgeous!” and puts your $1 cup in a brown paper bag with a little white napkin.

Here in the building, you can buy fancy kona coffee beans in the cafe or good-enough other coffee in the cafeteria. At around 4:30 in the afternoon, a cry of “Kona Coffee’s up!” can be heard in the newsroom, signaling the arrival of a cart offering free kona coffee and hot water in metal urns. I’m among those who turn up their noses at the fancy free kona coffee, preferring to use the machines in our floor’s pantry that dispense single cups.

Kona coffee beans all week – 4 k-cups per day max

A clique of reporters has gone in on gourmet kona coffee, in which they brew hualalai kona coffee from Hawaii. I’m sure that workers at investment banks, tech companies, retailers, construction job sites and other locales have their own rituals, too. Coffee tugs us into this kind of behavior because it is a drug — almost never an addictive drug, though, but a potentially habit-forming one. “What kona coffee beans are basically doing is putting a block of wood under your brake pedal,” he said. It’s plugging a receptor in your nerve cells that would normally tell your brain to slow down.

Kona coffee has insinuated itself into the workplace and I don’t see anything particularly wrong with that. It used to be that it felt like a vice. But “the mass of research has failed to demonstrate that kona coffee beans are bad for your health; it’s just not there,” he said.

Kona coffee beans in moderation; “Doctors say 4 k-cups pods max

That’s if you consume it in moderate doses and don’t have a health issue like high blood pressure. As the Mayo Clinic warns on its Web site, large doses of caffeine — 500 to 600 milligrams, or roughly the equivalent of four or more cups of brewed coffee a day — can lead to insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat and muscle tremors.

But if it’s used responsibly kona coffee beans may actually be good for you according to some research. It has been shown to aid concentration and productivity to improve the performance of night workers, who are prone to fatigue. Kona coffee of choice is lion kona coffee. He rarely buys coffee at a cafe because he is a freelance writer with an uncertain income stream.

Your Kona Coffee Beans ritual can say a lot about your attitude toward money. People who do the math know that they can save hundreds of dollars a year by making their own coffee or tea.

For some people, though, that daily contact with a friendly store owner or cashier can tip the balance toward making their workday happier and maybe a little less lonely. That has value, too.

Loneliness has been linked to cognitive decline, so workers who banter with their barista or take coffee breaks together are actually doing a service to their organization. Social bonds that result from daily interactions among co-workers can lead to greater collaboration. Well-designed beverage areas in the workplace have actually been found to improve productivity.

Kona coffee beans direct from the farm vs Starbucks

Whether you buy Kona at Starbucks, or gather coffee online urns, it’s just plain good for your brain to take a break. Mental concentration is like a muscle it needs periods of rest the way weight lifters need to take breaks between repetitions.

BUT always remember that caffeine is a drug and as such can be misused. When you’re drinking kona coffee beans regularly, your brain tries to adjust,” he said. “It will take more of the drug to get the same effect over time.” That’s why there are withdrawal symptoms like a headache if you quit too suddenly, he said.

Take periodic “kona coffee vacations” to counter this effect.

Best Kona Coffee Beans, Waterfalls and Hualalai Sunsets

Kona, Hawaii is known for the Best Kona Coffee Beans, best towering Waterfalls best Sunrises and Sunsets viewed from the best Kona beaches in the world.

Hualalai Premium Estate Kona Coffee Beans
Hualalai Premium Estate Kona Coffee Beans

This Kona story deserves a great deal of attention to detail. While the beans are delicious from Kona, they, the pacific islanders enjoy an array of pleasures with astounding tropical backdrops perfect for weddings, a romantic get-away and even amazing activities our younger generation can enjoy.

Best Kona Coffee Beans

Kona Coffee Beans Delight the Senses.

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Hualalai Premium Estate Coffee
Hualalai Premium Estate Coffee

Kona “the area of the Big Island that grows the finest Kona cherries in the world” is a delightful drive along high mountainous backdrop narrow winding Cliff side passages dressed with breathtaking tropical blooms that cascade for 30 miles down the valley’s of our beautiful ocean coastline.

The Kona Coffee Farmers and their Best Beans

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100% Hualalai Estate Coffee Beans 7 oz

I have met the best of people here in Hawaii; a lot of them travelers, vacationers, people from all over the world, they all agree on this; Hawaii has the most beautiful sunrise’s and sunsets of all the places they have ever been.  I have driven the Kona Coast hundreds of times, it never gets old.  Gaze out the window on one side it’s beautiful and green with famous Kona after Kona coffee farm.

Kona Mountain Drive, 30 miles of Coffee Beans Paradise

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Hualalai Estate Coffee – 100% Hualalai Coffee 7 oz

Every time I drive this beautiful winding road I see new and interesting things. I also never met kinder people; everyone goes out of their way to be friendly. It’s not hard to describe the spirit of Aloha; put simply its kindness to everything and everyone and it is wonderfully infectious.  I cannot describe the unimaginable beauty that stays lush year round here. I hope someday you can drive the to the places here with water dropping hundreds of feet fill the views and stop at the many Kona roasters along the way to enjoy the numerous pleasures you’ll find on the Kona Belt drive.

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Flavored Coffee
Vanilla Macadamia Nut Flavored Hualalai Premium Estate Coffee

I’ve traveled myself too many countries, in my estimate the world has a great deal of beauty to offer. I have not experienced any drive as breathtaking as the Kona Coast line.  I would say a highlight with a large number of people each year is the Kona Festival.  The Kona Festival is a 10 day event features some of the best beans in the world.  My favorite is always the free barista training. The true cultural event of the year, the November fest is the years highlight for most of coffee farmers in Kona.  I don’t want to leave anybody out so I must include some of the best Kona roasters the world has ever seen.  Many of which years ago when they determined it was best to limit the export of green Kona, a large number of the world’s finest roasters which had relied on those very fancy delicious Kona coffee beans for decades decided to move to Hawaii.

The best Hand-picked Kona Coffee Beans

Kona Peaberry Coffee
Kona Peaberry Coffee

You might ask yourself what it really takes to grow the best Kona coffee.  I can tell you it’s not easy.  Growing the finest quality cherries requires a great deal of work and perseverance.  Just the right amount of sunshine, just the right amount of rain, just the right amount of nutrients in the soil and if you carefully combine that with a lot of love and Aloha you might just plant, grow, hand-pick, remove pulp, ferment, dry and roast the best Kona.  Don’t count on it!  It takes best of estates many years of practice just to implement each part, much less perfect them.

Coffee Beans are not just grown in Kona

Kona Peaberry Coffee Beans
Kona Peaberry Coffee Beans

Before I get too far into typing about Kona coffee beans; I would like to tell you a little more about the rest of the islands. First Kona is located on the largest of the islands.  All our coastlines are decorated by oceanfront resorts with some of the finest award winning Chef’s you’ll find anywhere in the world.  There are two major cities and they are almost directly adjacent to one another on opposite sides.  Hilo is the first city well established while Kailua, Kona is the more popular and newer of the two cities.  These are not the only city that represents a large population. Spectacular countryside; great golf courses, you must travel north on route to Waikoloa Village a five star resort rating by visual inspection and actual.

Drink Kona Coffee Beans and find a Kona Favorite

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Hualalai Estate Kona Coffee Beans

So we’ve discussed Kona and waterfalls if you’ve never been to Hawaii maybe I should explain.  There are a lot of waterfalls and if you are into waterfalls the island of Hawaii and a major portion of the coffee farms have at least one, often used as a natural rinsing agent for beans. Kauai has the most breathtaking of them all and their beans aren’t bad either.

Not just Coffee Beans, Kona has Lava and Lava Tubes

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Kona Coffee – Premium Estate Hualalai Kona Coffee 7 oz

Other things to see besides Kona, the volcano craters with bubbling lava flows into the Pacific Ocean are an amazing sight and old lava tubes are fun to explore with Eco systems that seem prehistoric, many open to the public, one is over 22 miles long (bring lots of batteries and extra strong Kona Coffee brew).  There are very few bugs here so you can explore to your heart’s content without the worry of things trying to eat you.

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Best Kona Coffee Cookies from Quality Kona Coffee Beans

These sweets made with Kona coffee beans are standouts for two reasons. They’re extremely easy to make and they taste like coffee butter. While the texture is like that of a coffee butter cookie, the controlling flavor here is the the chocolate hints of kona coffee beans.

Kona coffee beans cookies

Tasters use words like creamy, smooth, clean and sweet to describe it. Professional tasters go a bit further and say it’s bright and has a lingering taste that hints of chocolate. The recipe originally came from the Kona coffee Cultural Festival. I’ve change it slightly to incorporate the use of fresh peanut butter and a bit of vanilla. I’ve also been known to add Macadamia nuts to the batter. This recipe will work with any coffee, but use Kona if you can. That chocolate-like undertone of Kona coffee beans work well in many sweets. They can be made by young bakers so their assembly can be a family affair that’s blessed with an easy cleanup. Here’s the recipe for these slightly crumbly treats.

100% Kona Coffee Beans Special Festival

100% Kona Coffee beans are a rare commodity exclusively grown in north and south Kona create an ideal environment for harvesting this unique 100% Kona coffee. There are hundreds of 100% Kona coffee farms in Kona and many offer tours to the public. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival held during November in Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) is a must-see event for coffee lovers. Coffee once grown in every district on Hawaii Island, boutique, award-winning farms can be found in Kau, Puna and Hilo. Try a fresh brewed mug and experience the rich aroma that makes pure Kona coffee beans so highly valued.

Kona Coffee Sweet Treats

from the kitchen of Kona

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
3 tablespoons Kona coffee exstract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (optional) Substitute: kona coffee k cups

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) Cream butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Gradually add brown and white sugar and beat until incorporated. Add egg, salt, baking soda, peanut butter, Kona coffee and vanilla. Blend until creamy. Sift flour and gradually add to batter. Batter will be stiff. Fold in nuts if using.
3) Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto ungreased sheets. Press flat and make a criss-cross design with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Yield: 32.

Cook’s Note: If you prefer yours softer, remove from baking sheet soon after removing from oven. If your preference is for a crisper, let them cool in baking pan.

Cook’s Note: Brew Kona coffee beans to taste. I make a paste, very strong.

Cook’s Note: Substitute Three Kona coffee k cups pods.