Farm: Miranda Farms
Region: Ka‘ū, Big Island of Hawaii
Variety: Red Catuai
*Please note: all items in your cart will roast and ship together.
Soft and sweet. Toasted coconut and hazelnut with hint of grapefruit and lime. Exceptionally smooth in the finish.
94 Points by Coffee Review!
"A subtly complex, quietly confident Ka‘ū cup with equal impulses toward cocoa and sweet citrus."
"Cocoa-toned, delicately sweet-tart. Cocoa nib, almond nougat, Cara Cara orange, magnolia, lemon thyme in aroma and small cup. Gently bright structure with juicy-sweet acidity; full, vibrant mouthfeel. Cocoa- and citrus-toned finish."
With roots in farming in El Salvador, across the Central America Coffee Belt, Jose and Berta both started in Hawaii as coffee and macadamia nut pickers. In 2006 they realized their dream, and the Miranda Family – along with their four children Maria, Ana, Carlos, and Gabriel – started Miranda Farms on the Big Island of Hawaii. They obtained their first coffee plantation of ten acres near Pahala, in the Cloud Rest coffee area. That original farm eventually expanded to 20 acres, and then in 2018 they began planting a new higher elevation 20 acre farm near South point at 2000-2100ft.
Our Peaberry lot comes from their South point farm which is mostly planted with the Red Catuai variety. These trees are highly productive in the cool misty environment here and have excellent acidity.
After harvest the Miranda's Pulped the coffee and fermented overnight, submerged in water before drying on raised screens.
Peaberries are when coffee trees produce 1 rounded seed inside of a cherry instead of 2 flat sided seeds. Usually only 3-10% of the beans end up as Peaberries. But The Catuai here produces A LOT. Nearly 30% in the recent milling. These rounded seeds roast very evenly and produce a coffee that is the classic breakfast cup, perfected.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does washed coffee taste like?
Washed coffee, also known as wet-processed coffee, is characterized by its bright, clean flavors and noticeable acidity. The washing process enhances the intrinsic flavors of the coffee, resulting in a crisp, clear taste profile. Our Ka'u Red Catuai Peaberry offers a smooth, balanced taste with a clear profile, thanks to this method.
What does Ka‘ū coffee taste like?
Ka‘ū coffee, hailing from the district of Ka‘ū on the Big Island of Hawaii, is renowned for its distinctive taste profile. It typically features a smooth, full body with low acidity and notes of caramel, citrus, and tropical fruits. Our Ka'u Red Catuai Peaberry wonderfully encapsulates these elements, providing a delightful taste of Hawaii in every cup.
What is light roast coffee?
Light roast coffee refers to coffee beans that have been roasted for a shorter time, resulting in a lighter color and no oil on the surface of the beans. Light roasts are characterized by their bright, fruity, and acidic flavors, often allowing the inherent taste profiles of the coffee origin to shine through. They offer a more nuanced, delicate flavor experience compared to darker roasts.