Cold Brew Q & A

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Cold Brew Q & A

What’s all the buzz about cold-brewed coffee? We’ll demystify your questions about this trendy brew method and show you how to easily make it at home. In comparison to its fast and furious cousin iced coffee, cold brew is a gentle giant of refined flavor.

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2019 Crop Tasting Notes

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2019 Crop Tasting Notes

Aloha and welcome to our annual crop assessment and tasting, where our four primary roasts (light, medium, dark, and peaberry) were cupped. From the dry aromas of roasted hazelnut, to sips with notes of milk chocolate and citrus…

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 Pregnancy and Kona Coffee

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Pregnancy and Kona Coffee

Director of Operations at Kona Coffee & Tea, Malia Bolton Hind, shares how her relationship with coffee has changed while being pregnant with her first child and being at the center of one of the world’s coffee Meccas…


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Blue Zones Approved

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Blue Zones Approved

Kona Coffee & Tea’s Kailua-Kona café just became Blue Zones approved by offering new healthier menu options and being committed to cultivating a place of community. The Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative around the world…

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Sustainably Farmed

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Sustainably Farmed

We are frequently asked whether our coffee is organic. So, we thought we would take the time to explain our philosophy and commitment to sustainable farming practices…

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Catching a Buzzzz

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Catching a Buzzzz

The coffee flowers are in bloom which means we have a fresh harvest of Kona Snow Honey. Our farm has hundreds of buzzing boxes of bees strategically placed around the property. We recently caught up with Kelly O’Day from Kona Queen Hawaii. He is the man with a plan when it comes to our current bee population and honey production on the farm.…

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Making the Grade

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Making the Grade

Is your coffee extra fancy? In order for coffee growers in the U.S. to maintain a thriving business, quality, taste, and consistency are essential. The grading system, which includes grades like extra fancy, select, and number 1, qualifies coffees grown by size, moisture content, and amount of defects in a determined sample size…

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Excellence

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Excellence

In our attempts to keep you informed and to stay transparent, as well as to continue maintaining and exceeding standards and expectations, you will see a slight increase in coffee prices effective March 1, 2019. Our goal is to match and minimize inflating costs with smart, sustainable and targeted investments that help us increase efficiency while still maintaining our strict quality and ecological standards.


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2018 Crown Cupping Award

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2018 Crown Cupping Award

Every year in November the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival celebrates all things Kona coffee, including holding a coveted blind cupping competition judged by experts from around the globe. Kona Coffee & Tea entered the crown division this year and won first place…


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Gratitude

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Gratitude

Gratitude should not be reserved for one day of the year. Gratitude is an integral part of what makes each and every one of us grow and shine. Here at Kona Coffee & Tea, we are overflowing with gratitude. The three amazing souls named below are just a small example of the countless passionate and dedicated family and staff that help to make Kona Coffee & Tea what you see and taste today.


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