- Coffee trees in full bloom with a helper bee
- Red coffee "Cherry" - red means ready to pick
- Skill is required to pick only the red cherry and to leave the green for another day
- Kona View Coffee is 2012 Finalist in Kona Cupping Competition
Kona View Coffee
is the award winning coffee grown right here at Kona View Estate. We were honored to have been chosen as a Finalist in the Classic Division of the prestigious Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition in November 2012, 2013 and 2015. We have also been awarded Certificates of Excellence from the Hawaii Coffee Association in July 2014 and 2015.
Our farm lies at 1,470 feet elevation right in the middle of the Kona Heritage Corridor (aka the Kona Coffee Belt) and we feel that this elevation and soil content combine to produce an incredible tasting 100% Kona Coffee. Many feel that the coffee grown in this particular area of Kona produces the best coffee of the region.
Kona View Estate rests on 3 acres of land on the steep volcanic slopes of Hualalai. We have 2 acres planted in coffee. This land has had coffee planted on it for 25 years but the previous owners never sold their coffee to the retail market. After tasting our coffee for the first time we thought that it was a shame not to share it so we created our own brand and labeled it Kona View Coffee.
Our coffee trees are Kona Typica which is a strain of Coffea Arabica. We dry process and grade all sizes of our beans separately and they all go on a gravity table to separate any beans of each size that are not the proper density. We then recombine the top three sizes by the ratio that they came off the tree to make our Estate Blend. Many farms sell their larger and smaller beans at differing prices. We have found that the taste in the cup is best with the three top beans roasted together. The density of our beans is almost identical and each size seems to add a level of complexity that is missing if you roast only one size bean.
Our coffee cherry is picked from August through December. The product is 100% Kona Coffee and is a Certified Estate coffee through the Kona Coffee Farmers Association. This means that all steps of the coffee process from picking to roasting have been under our direct and documented control and no other beans have been used. We are members of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association which helps promote 100% Kona Coffee.
We process our cherry three different ways: pulped natural, wet process, wet process/fermented to offer different flavor profiles to our coffee, and are one of only a few farms in Kona to do this. We supply a very unique Single Origin 100% Kona coffee Espresso roast called “Sweet Waves” to Daylight Mind here in Kona and also at the Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa. Sweet Waves is comprised of 3 separate roasts with differing flavor profiles to build complexity in the cup. We use all three of our differently processed beans to build this very rare Single Origin Espresso that many feel is one of the best in the world.
All of our coffee is roasted on premise in our state of the art coffee Roastery. It is a full commercial workspace and features a Giesen 6 Kilo drum roaster. Giesen is considered by many in the specialty coffee industry to be the ultimate artisanal coffee roaster. Our roasting is computer aided and we use Cropster for our data logging. We can store all roast profiles for later reference. We also are honored to provide the roasting for the Featured Farm Program at Daylight Mind where we help find the best small coffee farms in Kona and feature them at both of Daylight Mind’s restaurants on a rotating basis. We now roast to order any day of the week and also have a coffee of the month club where we will send you coffee on a regular basis.
Kona View Coffee Roastery
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