Visiting Hawaii and the volcanic mountains of Kona has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. It’s a truly remarkable coffee and in its raw form is exceptional in quality.
Once roasted, it has a unique and incredibly smooth taste. It’s in my top two personal recommendations along side Jamaican Blue Mountain. Kona beans are really large, have a look at how perfect they are before you grind them!
Kona is a carefully controlled Arabica coffee cultivated on the mineral-rich volcanic slopes in Hawaii. On the mountains of Hualalai and Mauna Loa the semi-tropical climate with its mix of warm nights, slight scatterings of cloud and rain following mornings filled with sunshine, creates ideal coffee growing conditions. But with its production limited and strict control of labelling origin and trademarks, it’s a rare and exclusive coffee.
Our top-grade Kona coffee is clean and well-balanced with a medium body and a sweet, bright acidity, often exhibiting spicy and also buttery qualities. It can be described as having subtle winey tones with a great aftertaste / finish.
The Hawaiian islands are volcanic and as such, the special soil is highly beneficial to growing coffee because it is full of rich minerals that encourage healthy strong coffee trees which produce the most amazing red cherries.
Rain is plentiful producing not only water for the plants to survive, but shade from the sun enabling the fruits to develop more slowly. There seems to be the perfect balance of sun, rain, low winds and mild nights to produce arguably the finest coffee in the world.
If you want to taste one of the most exclusive coffees in the world, then order now as we have limited stock of this rare and extremely delicious coffee.
What You Will receive
All of our coffee is freshly roasted by us at our traditional family-run coffee roastery in rural Kent. You will receive a bag of coffee that is very much a premium product, where the aromas and flavours will be exceptionally delicious and remarkably better than what you may be used to from the supermarket.
About Brewing This Coffee
This coffee works fantastically well in all brewing equipment, including espresso/cappuccino machines, cafetiere pots, paper / metal filter brewers, and Turkish brewers.
Region – Kealakekua, south Kona
Growing Altitude – 548-700 metres above sea level
Arabica Variety – Kona Typica
Typical Harvest Period – September - Febuary
Milling Process – Washed
Aroma – Floral
Flavour - Sweet
Body – Light
Acidity – Bright
This is smooth with a slightly syrupy and creamy body.
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My boyfriend bought this for me April last year, when I was using the lockdown to finally get into coffees as an interest. I am so pleased he did. This delicious coffee blew me away. It's a great example of getting what you pay for: it's stunning. It feels like a special occasion, and will improve the mood of any coffee lover.
Given such a dark time in the world, what really blew me away was the friendly and personal packaging that came with the order. It feels like the beans were made just for me. I wish I had taken the time to review this product and company last year, but here I am. Now, I'm going to go make myself a cup. Please enjoy your own when you get it.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Mark Leighton
Date: Thursday 11 March, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Mark,
Wow, what great feedback to reveive! Hawaiian Kona really is a very special coffee, we're thrilled you agree. It's lovely to read your comments, we strive very hard to deliver a friendly and personal service so this is a hugely rewarding review for us all at Coffee Bean Shop indeed. Thank you do much for taking the time to share your thoughts, we really appreciate it!
Best wishes, Jenni & all The Bean Team.
This is my first (and certainly not the last) experience of Kona coffee and I must say it is beautifully balanced with just the right amount of acidity, sweetness and body.
It is very smooth and aromatic with a luscious chocolaty taste.
Top quality coffee, treated with proper respect by CBSUK.
Thank you.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By John Lee
Date: Tuesday 09 February, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Aahh Hawaiian Kona, the king of coffee in my humble opinion! Perfectly described John, we're thrilled to read your review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback.
Best wishes, Jenni & all The Bean Team.
Was never a great coffee drinker, tasted this first time when we were fortunate to be in Hawaii and fell in love, had bought from another online store but this one tastes so much better, have since tried a few other coffees from coffeebeanshop, would not shop anywhere else now, love the personal service, super fast delivery and the odd little extra thrown in.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Joanne Shaw
Date: Sunday 02 August, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Joanne, thanks a million for such a super review. I adore Hawaiian Kona, it's such a special coffee and very popular with everyone here. I'm glad you appreciate the freshly slow roasted taste, it really does make such a difference to the flavour of the beans, we love what we do and I'm glad you do too! Lizzie x
Oh Wow. If this would be a classic TV show it would be Happy Days, and the star would be The Fonz. As this Hawaiian Kona is super, super smooth, absolutely superb coffee. For me it could be a bit stronger but I will be definitely ordering again. Thank you to Jenni for arranging the order and to Ollie for a perfect roast. Great service and fast delivery, thank you to all the team at CoffeeBean.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Bernard Pawsey
Date: Thursday 04 June, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Bernard,
What a perfect analogy. We all love the Kona at Coffee Bean Shop, a perfectly balanced smooth coffee - we're delighted you feel the same.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review.
The Bean Team
This is the best tasting kona coffee , I've had in the UK outside of the states ordering some more today.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Keith Howard
Date: Thursday 11 April, 2019
Espresso shot of this Kona has a crazily huge length, breadth and depth of detailed tastes which remarkably never deviate into roughness. The complex, bold and well rounded earthy flavour seems to be almost magnetically attracted to a beautifully smooth and buttery yet complex middle. First sip of this and a big smile spread across my face. A remarkable coffee and no doubt about it. It's a rare treat for me and isn't going to be a regular buy but it does set the standard for the quest to find a less exclusive second best. In terms of in your face crafted brilliance, I haven't yet found anything that comes close.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Gareth Davies
Date: Friday 08 February, 2019
Been wanting to try this for ages. I’d read that it was sometimes overrated so I wasn’t expecting to be blown away but I was. This is a delicious coffee. I’ve since tried another Kona from another online store and it was not as good as this stuff! That’ll teach me:)Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jonathan Mallalieu
Date: Friday 05 January, 2018
Well my first try at a real coffee. In one word......stunning I have never tasted a hot drink like this. Chocolaty, silky just unreal.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Leon Garrity
Date: Saturday 09 December, 2017
Tried this for the first time, and it now ranks alongside Blue Mountain as my favourite bean. Smooth as you like and a great tasting coffee without bitterness. A definite one for re-order.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Gloria Booth
Date: Wednesday 27 September, 2017
excellent smooth coffee will buy again. my wife who doesn't usually drink coffee agreesRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By mark fackrell
Date: Sunday 23 October, 2016
Ordered this coffee as I had read about it being really fine. As I grind my own I used the same settings on my machine after a thorough clean out as not to taint the coffee, I found this to be an exceptionally smooth coffee with little noticeable bitterness. my wife whom normally does not drink black coffee remarked that it was nice.
will definitely be ordering some more soon.
A++++Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By mark fackrell
Date: Sunday 23 October, 2016
Tried this to compare with the other coffees I ordered. It's a lovely clean smooth taste with good after taste - lovely as americano or expresso. The cost makes it a special treat though as its expensive compared with some of the other coffees on offer at Coffee bean.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Mike Clarke
Date: Friday 28 August, 2015
What a beautiful tasting coffee, lovely and smooth with a pleasing after taste, great for a macchiato, my new favourite coffee, give it a tryRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Gavin Duke
Date: Wednesday 08 April, 2015
I was lucky to try this coffee recently and have got to say its up there with my favourite blends!
My all round favourite has always been Old Brown Java but the Hawaiian Kona is a full rich flavoured coffee that really is all round smooth to the end. It is clear when you drink this coffee that it is a very high quality coffee that I would choose even over Kopi Luwak! Now don't get me wrong here Kopi Luwak is a must try coffee and has a fantastic unique flavour but I could drink the Hawaiian Kona all day long.
My advice, give this coffee a go, it's not cheap but you will appreciate what your paying for here.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Gary Rogers
Date: Friday 07 December, 2012