The Kona Coffee Belt is roughly 1 mile wide by 30 miles long, situated on the western slopes of two volcanoes, Hualalai and Mauna Loa, at an elevation ranging from 500-3,000 feet.
Kona Coffee has been grown on these dark volcanic lava rock slopes of Kona, on the west coast of the Big lsland of Hawaii since the early 1800s.
Coffee grown anywhere else in Hawaii is Hawaiian Coffee, but is not Kona Coffee. bigisland-map2.gif
100% pure Kona Coffee is distinguished from all other coffees by its unique island microclimate and extra care taken by generation after generation of coffee farmers.
Like fine wines, Kona Coffee is processed with the utmost attention through each processing stage from handpicking to milling. The end result is an extraordinary coffee, delicate yet with a rich flavor and aroma. There is no comparison between hand picked Kona and other, mass produced coffee beans that are harvested by machine.
The cycle of bright sunny mornings, cloud-covered rainy afternoons and mild nights create an ideal growing condition for the Kona coffees trees to mature slowly and flourish. The trees thrive in fertile volcanic soil and natural shade provided by avocado, mango and macadamia nut trees.
When you drink a cup of Kona coffee, you are drinking an exclusive coffee that comprises only 1% of all the coffee grown in the world. At prices that work out to about 25 cents per cup, don't you deserve a truly delicious cup of coffee?