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Kona Coffee: Brew a little paradise in your cup

What makes Kona Coffee so special? One of the most highly sought after coffees in the world, Kona Coffee stands out for its bold flavor.

We all have friends and family who’ve traveled to Hawaii. You know because your Facebook newsfeed is filled with envy-inducing pictures of them posing on the beach or sipping tropical drinks in front of lush-green mountains. You’ve probably even seen them holding up their coffee mugs, or a bag of Kona coffee, raving about the coffee from one of Hawaii’s majestic coffee farms. The Aloha State is the only coffee producing state in the U.S., making it a worthy tourist destination for Americans searching for the romance of where their morning cup begins. It’s akin to visiting the vineyards of Napa Valley and waxing poetic on the virtues of aging wine in oak versus steel barrels. The romance of Kona coffee begins with the coffee farms and heats up with its smooth flavor profile, which brings a little taste of paradise to your morning cup.

One of the most highly sought after coffees in the world, Kona coffee stands out for its bold flavor. The rich coffee beans are cultivated in the north and south Kona districts on the cool, green volcanic slopes of the Big Island of Hawaii. The coffee thrives in an impeccable climate of tropical sunny mornings, misty and humid afternoons, and calm nights. These conditions, combined with the volcanic land and mild, never icy temperatures, produce beans of an unprecedented consistency. For this reason, Kona coffee is of the finest quality and considered one of the most valued coffees in the world.

Extra Fancy Kona coffee beans come from the juiciest cherries and are unusually large in size. These premium grade cherries represent the top 20% of coffee grown in Kona and are known for full flavor, medium body, and complex taste. These beans are rare and seen as the truest form of Kona coffee by coffee connoisseurs.

We’ve cupped many Kona coffees and one really stood out to us in the last month. Keala’s 100% Kona is small batch roasted in Seattle and features Extra Fancy Kona cherries handpicked from the lush-green slopes of Holualoa. Keala’s Kona has a smooth comforting taste with notes of toasted coconut and passion fruit. The fruit notes are subtle and don’t overpower the cup, keeping you intrigued for another sip. This coffee captivated the Bean Box team and as a result we’ve added Keala’s 100% Kona to our Top Shelf Collection. Unlike other Kona Coffees that are roasted in Hawaii, packaged, and shipped to another location, this coffee was roasted in Seattle to provide the full flavor of the tropics with unique freshness. Experience a little bit of paradise in your morning cup without having to leave the comfort of your kitchen. You can reserve a bag for yourself right here. Hurry, this is a limited edition coffee flying off the shelf.

Resources: Kona Coffee Council, Konacoffee.com

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