Category Archives: Kona Coffee

History of Kona Coffee in Hawaii

How did this ornamental tree imported into Honolulu in about 1813 by Kamehameha the Great's Spanish interpreter and physician Don Francisco de Paula y Marin become Kona's economic mainstay?

The first coffee was planted in Kona by missionary Samuel Ruggles in 1828 or 1829. These first arabica trees were taken from cuttings...

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What Makes Kona Coffee Different

In order to be called "Kona Coffee ", coffee must be grown in a small area on the West Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kona Coffee growing region is only about fifty square miles in all, and is farmed by small landowners. Like much of Hawaii, Kona offers ideal climate conditions...
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The Best Coffee in the World

The world’s finest coffee beans come from prime growing regions at high altitudes where Arabica  coffee plants thrive in the cooler temperatures. The sensitive plants must be cared for properly and then the coffee cherry must be harvested  at peak ripeness, then the processing  and roasting  must follow exacting standards, then shipped to you quickly. Then...
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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

If you're reading this blog, you probably love coffee, and drink a lot of it every day. Everybody has their own way to make coffee but there are only 3 ways to do it perfectly: 1. Drip 2. Hawaiian method 3. Espresso Drip: First get some good coffee -- kona coffee is one of the best...
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