From its rich aromas to its deep and full-bodied flavors, coffee is a beverage most people are familiar with.
As many java enthusiasts will likely agree, coffee is a personal choice. It is a choice based on individual drinking habits, taste buds, preferred flavors, and even the very location from which the coffee is roasted.
That said, one thing’s for certain regardless of your palate preferences:
Hawaii is a place that produces internationally recognized coffee.
Keep reading if you want to learn why!
What Makes Coffee Grown in Hawaii So Special?
Outsiders appreciate Hawaii as a tourist destination — one known primarily for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and volcanic terrain. But beyond this picturesque profile, as locals already know, Hawaii is home to curators of one of the world’s greatest luxuries:
Ideal Growing Conditions
Coffee plants grow in many different countries around the world. However, it is the rich soils and range of climates unique to Hawaii that make for the ideal coffee-growing environment.
From rainy regions and volcanic slopes to areas shaded by overhanging trees — each of the Hawaiian Islands possess its own combination of characteristics that affect the coffee it produces. As such, it is not uncommon to find different flavors, cup profiles and varieties of coffee from region to region.
Rich Flavor Notes
The differences in elevation, climate, and soil conditions across the Islands produce the rich and unique flavors that Hawaii coffees are famous for. Additionally, most Hawaii coffees grow on small farms where each farmer uses sustainable methods to produce premium-quality beans. Because of these methods and conditions, Hawaii coffee has a lot more flavor than its mainland counterparts.
Rare and Exclusive Cup Profiles
The Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the world’s most unique and exclusive coffees. Common taste profiles among Hawaii coffees include floral and fruity notes, medium bodies, and molasses-like sweetness — each of which add a flavor of excellence to every cup.
Unless you’re traveling to Hawaii or buying it at a specialty shop, ordering coffee from Hawaii online is your only option for acquiring this exotic brew. But have no fear: we’ve roasted and tasted plenty of Hawaii island coffees from various regions (including our own backyard) and can attest that they’re not only worth their weight in gold; they’re downright delicious.
Kona Coffee: A Must-Try
Mark Twain once said that Kona coffee “has a richer flavor than any other” — and he was right!
Kona coffee is grown in the Kona District of the Big Islands of Hawaii. The Kona Coffee Belt is located on the north end of the Island and is one of the largest coffee-growing regions in the world. Like other regions in Hawaii, the Kona District’s high elevation, rich soils, and diverse climates combine to make an environment perfect for growing coffee plants.
A Brief History of Kona Coffee
The Kona region's introduction to coffee began in the 1820s. Though the Kona variety quickly rose to fame as a specialty coffee, it was only in 1873 that it obtained its first international accolades.
In 1899, less than three decades later, the economy supporting the coffee industry collapsed. The crash and events over the following century — including the First and Second World Wars and the Great Depression — had devastating impacts on coffee production.
The tourist industry exploded in 1959 when Hawaii officially became a state. It was during this post-war era that Kona coffee regained stability. In the 1980s, Kona coffee and other specialty varieties finally reclaimed their fame.
Because of its resilience, the Kona District maintains recognition for producing some of the highest-quality and most valued coffee in Hawaii — and around the world.
Why Coffee in Hawaii is Rated So Highly
No matter how you look at it, coffee from Hawaii is as rich in flavor as it is history.
Many of the state’s most famous coffees come from family farms, where coffee has been cultivated for generations. This expertise, along with the volcanic soils and year round temperatures produce the perfect environment for growing and harvesting coffee.
But it takes more than just the right conditions to make an excellent cup of coffee…
Unique Processing Methods
In a careful selection process, local farmers pick which beans to plant, harvest and roast. From there, coffee producers use their own unique methods to process the beans.
For Paradise Roasters, it is a combination of rigorous methodology, meticulous attention to detail, and countless cupping trials that pulls the best characteristics out of every coffee they work with.
Innovative blends, consistent flavor profiles, and unparalleled quality; cup after cup, year after year.
These methods generate a selection of coffees that represent the best that Hawaii has to offer in terms of quality and uniqueness. This is why Paradise Roasters was named one of the 25 best coffee roasters in America, and why their exclusive Hawaii coffees are ranked among the best in the world.
As a coffee lover, you want the best beans you can get your hands on. And when it comes to good coffee, Hawaii has some of the freshest and best beans around.
From the hilly landscapes of the Kona coffee belt to the volcanic slopes of the Ka‘ū growing region, Hawaii Islands are known for their tropical climates, mineral-rich soils, and unique terrain. This combination generates some of the finest coffees in the world: rare and exclusive cup profiles that are rich in flavor and character.
Coffee in Hawaii has a unique character — one that you should taste for yourself.
With a Paradise Roasters Coffee subscription, you can enjoy exclusive Hawaii Island coffees right from the comfort of your home. When you subscribe to Paradise Roasters’ coffee tours, you get fresh-roasted beans delivered directly to your door. You can choose from a range of different blends, Hawaii Island exclusives, rich espressos, or single origin coffees.
Regardless of which one you choose, you can rest assured that here, in the heart of Hawaii, Paradise Roasters is on a continuous journey of refining their methods for you, their valued customers.
The result of their efforts is not just a cup of great coffee. It’s a taste of paradise. It’s the future of coffee.
What are you waiting for?
Try Paradise Roasters Hawaii Islands Coffee Today!
Paradise Roasters Offers The Most Exclusive & Rare Coffees
Our specialty coffees have been rated 93 - 97 points by Coffee Review on over one hundred occasions since 2002!
We curate with an emphasis on distinction, seasonality, and emerging origins. As often as possible our coffees are purchased direct from the farmer and sustainably grown, and all Paradise coffees are roasted to order.
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