Fairtrade, RFA, Washed
Exotic and Smooth from Kauai Hawaii!
This is a wonderful offering from Kauai Hawaii.
This exotic coffee is smooth and soft-bodied, with a bit of spiciness and mild acidity.
This coffee is Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade Certified, and a welcome addition to our offerings
General Flavor Observations
Kauai coffee offers a clean, mild to medium bodied cup with notes of chocolate and spice.
The ultimate expression of Island coffee - smooth and delicious.
Notes of cinnamon and allspice are surrounded by a very nice, round mouth-feel and chocolaty finish.
Welcome to Paradise!
Roast Level Profile Notes
I prefer a Full City
roast for our Kauai Prime to bring out the best profile and balance; nice and smooth at this roast level.
We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how changing the roast will alter the profile:
City Roast (light roast)
This roast level will liven up the profile by highlighting the spice and complexity. This is a good choice if you prefer
a bright, snappy finish and want to experience pure Origin Characteristics.
Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred
a Full City roast will provide the 'sweet spot' for an all-around great cup. Very nice body and mouth-feel, chocolate
tones are balanced by an exotic spiciness and a smooth, soft finish.
Full City (+) Roast (medium dark roast)
This roast level will bring out some darker chocolate notes, hints of red fruit, tempered acidity, and a more velvety
mouth-feel and finish.
Will definitely bring the dark chocolate notes to the forefront. The darker roasts will tend to eclipse many of the origin characteristics, but it can work for those who enjoy darker roasts.
The warm Pacific sun, rich volcanic earth, abundant mountain rain and cool trade winds of Kauai create ideal conditions for growing outstanding coffee.
Kauai Coffee began in the early 1800's as McBryde Sugar Company, one of the first sugar farmers in Hawaii.
The transformation from McBryde Sugar Company to Kauai Coffee in 1987 represents Hawaii's largest diversified agricultural project in the past 50 years.
Over the past 15 years, Kauai Coffee has invested in all aspects of coffee production and processing and remains on the leading edge of coffee production technology.
Kauai coffee maintains a rigorous quality control process to ensure that every cup is of the highest quality.
- Location: Kauai, Hawaii
- Processing: Washed
- Drying: Mechanical
- Elevation: 500 – 600 ft.
- Varietal: Bourbon