Ka‘ū Coffee – Cousin of Kona
Almost everyone knows what Kona coffee is. But do you know Kona’s little cousin? Next to the famed Kona Coffee belt is a piece of land called Ka‘ū District, home of Ka‘ū Coffee. One esteemed coffee taster described Ka‘ū Coffee as:
the taste of chocolate, cherry, and coconut, accented with floral notes of orchid and citrus flowers.“
Ka‘ū Coffee is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest coffees in the world. Right up there with Kona.
In 2009, more than 121 specialty coffee submissions from 17 countries competed to be recognized as the best specialty coffees from around the globe. The coffee from Ka‘ū was the only one from Hawaii to crack the top 10.
Not just in 2009! For the last 4 years, Ka‘ū Coffee has scored Top 10 in coffee competitions at the world’s largest coffee gathering, the Specialty Coffee Association of America. (SCAA)
Is it because the Ka‘ū District used to be a sugar plantation? It is proximity to the same conditions that grow Kona? The warm Hawaiian sunny mornings and cool afternoons?
Probably all the above. But here’s the best part… We have some!
7 oz. Whole Bean