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Ka‘ū Wood Valley Peaberry

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Coffee Profile

Continent: Pacific

Country: USA

Farm: Ka‘ū Sunshine Farm

Process: Washed

Region: Wood Valley, Ka‘ū district, Big Island of Hawaii

Variety: Red Catuai, Typica, Maragogype

Roast Scale

Light Medium Dark

Tasting Notes

A lively, full-bodied cup. A crisp, citrusy acidity with flavors of honey, baking spices, and molasses.


Background Info

Wood Valley is a high altitude valley in the Ka‘ū district. The Southern most part of the island of Hawai‘i. It is the highest elevation growing area within the region at 2200-2500ft. This picturesque valley is often covered in clouds and is also the rainiest area of Ka‘ū, receiving 80-100 inches of precipitation annually. The soils here are deep and rich and the area used to be a highly productive area for sugar cane in decades past.

After the demise of the sugar industry, coffee began to be planted in this area and other areas above the town of Pāhala in the late 1990's.  Owing to its cool temperatures and great soils, coffees from this area are often among the best on the island. Harvest here is also much later than other areas. Only beginning in January when most other farms are finishing for the season, and continuing until June or July.

Our Wood Valley Peaberry comes from the 20 acre Ka‘ū Sunshine Farm situated in the heart of Wood Valley. Cherries were harvested from January-March, 2024. The cherries were pulped, fermented over night and then dried on raised screens inside of a drying building.


Peaberry Coffee

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. Because of their rounded shape they roast very evenly and we find that the often display a little higher acidity than flat side beans from the same harvest.

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 Wood Valley 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.

Coffee Beans Drying

Freshly Roasted to Order

Ka‘ū Wood Valley Peaberry will be roasted to order & shipped fresh. All shipping is USPS.

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