Kona Coffee Facts
Kona Coffee history goes back to the 1800's. It has been farmed, commercialized, and industrialized. However, many facts surrounding Kona coffee are still unknown. Many people market Kona coffee because its grown in Hawaii. That is not the whole story. Kona coffee is the best in the world for many reasons.
Hawaii is the only state in the United States which produces coffee
Kona coffee is not the only coffee produced in Hawaii
Kona coffee is "Arabica" species. Typica Arabica is known as the best species available.
Kona Coffee beans are not really beans, they are actually seeds.
Kona coffee is harvested between November and April.
Kona coffee is all hand-picked. The pickers are a vital cog in the Kona coffee industry.
To be called 100% Kona coffee, it must be grown in a small geographical regions about 2 miles wide and 20 miles long
Peaberry kona coffee beans are the best tasting coffee beans
The largest kona coffee beans are called "Extra-Fancy"
The Average Kona coffee farm is 100 acres. A recent survey says there is 835 kona coffee farms
If the label doesn't say 100% Kona, then its a Blend. Kona Coffee Blends only have to contain 10% of Kona coffee.
You can keep your Kona coffee fresh by putting in a air seal container and put in the freezer
All you need is two tablespoons of ground coffee to make a cup of coffee (8oz cup)
Coffee was brought to Kona by Rev. Samuel Ruggles from Hilo