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Things to Know Before You Buy Gourmet Kona Coffee

All Kona coffees are not alike. Saying that all Kona coffees are the same is like saying all wine from Napa is the same. There are bad, average, good, and extraordinary wines in Napa. The same holds true for Kona coffee. … [Read more...]

Are Your Brewing Bad Coffee Beans? by karen Paterson

If you want high grade gourmet coffee you have to look at the beans before you grind them. A coffee farmer who doesn’t care about quality can put all of the beans from his trees, good, bad and ugly into a bag and sell them as gourmet coffee. A roaster who doesn’t care about quality can roast bug eaten, spoiled beans put them in a bag and sell them as gourmet coffee. If you don’t look at the beans … [Read more...]

Brewing Premium Kona Coffee by Karen Paterson

If you want to brew the best cup of Kona Coffee possible, we have some suggestions that will help you. 1. Buy fresh 100% Kona Coffee Beans you can make bad coffee from great beans, but you cannot make great coffee from bad beans. You won’t find great beans at your supermarket, Wal-Mart, or Costco. Discount stores buy distressed coffee at cheap prices. High quality farmers do not sell to discount … [Read more...]

Are you sure it’s the coffee beans? by Karen Paterson

Sometimes a cup of coffee doesn't taste right. Coffee drinkers usually blame it on the beans. Sometimes it is the beans but not always. Bad beans are not the only thing that affects the taste of coffee. Some of the other things are:  Water 98% of a cup of coffee is water. Coffee brewed with chlorine or other hard chemicals will be flat and have a bitter, harsh taste. Make sure your water comes … [Read more...]

Choosing a Kona Coffee

We received an email wanting to know why we didn't sell our Kona coffee for $10 a pound. The author said that he had seen 100% Kona Coffee for $10 a pound in his grocery store. We had to tell him that just because the label says Kona on it doesn't mean that the coffee will taste good. All Kona coffees are not alike. Saying that all Kona coffees are the same is like saying all wine from Napa is the … [Read more...]

Brewing a Great Cup of Kona Coffee

If you want to brew the best cup of coffee possible, we have some suggestions that will help you. … [Read more...]

100 % Pure Kona Coffee

Take a minute to learn more about why Kona-grown coffee is preferred by locals, Island hoppers, mainlanders, and world-traveling coffee enthusiasts. … [Read more...]