Kona coffees are known for being sweet and complex, rich and mellow. It lacks any sharpness of taste. At a medium roast, these taste qualities are highlighted. However, that’s just the start and every Kona coffee tastes a little bit different.
Kona coffee is unique among coffees. It is only grown on a small part of the Big Island of Hawaii: the slopes of Mauna Loa and Hualalai. These hillsides have fresh volcanic soil and are situated in near-perfect conditions for growing coffee.
Coffee farms have become tourist destinations. Most people only experience Kona coffee when they visit the island state, perhaps bringing a bag of happy coffee memories home with them.
You can buy Kona coffee online and in some coffee stores, but the price is very high.
Is Kona coffee worth it? Yes, I think so. Let’s take a look at what makes this coffee expensive, but special.