Peaberry Dark Roast Kona Coffee Whole Bean
Most coffee cherries contain two coffee beans nestled face to face. That’s why coffee beans are flat on one side. But, about 3-5% of coffee cherries hold just one small oval-shaped bean instead of two flat-sided beans. These small oval beans are called “peaberry” beans. Peaberry Dark Roast Kona Coffee is rare simply because nature makes it so. Out of every 100 bags of Kona Coffee, only 3-5 bags will be Peaberry.
The darker a coffee is roasted, the more prominent the flavor of the roast becomes. Kona Dark roast coffees often have a slight hint of chocolate that’s a natural result of the roasting process. Dark roasted coffee is also lower in caffeine, making it a perfect after dinner coffee.
Peaberry Dark Roast Coffee beans roast up wonderfully. Full-bodied and smooth, with just a hint of bite. Connoisseurs have dubbed Peaberry the “Champagne of Kona.” As more coffee lovers discover this unique little bean with the big sassy taste, demand for peaberry is growing. Demand for peaberry kona dark roast is so high that we often have to purchase unroasted Peaberries from smaller farmers. Even then we sometimes run out. Enjoy this decadent little bean that nature makes so rare.
What Makes Kona Coffee So Unique?
The Kona Coffee Belt is roughly 1 mile wide by 30 miles long, situated on the western slopes of two volcanoes, Hualalai and Mauna Loa, at an elevation ranging from 500-3,000 feet. Kona Coffee grows on these dark volcanic lava rock slopes of Kona, on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii since the early 1800s. Coffee grown anywhere else in Hawaii is Hawaiian Coffee but is not Kona Coffee.
100% pure Kona Coffee distinguishes itself from all other coffees by its unique island microclimate and extra care taken by generation after generation of coffee farmers.
Like fine wines, Kona Coffee is processed with the utmost attention through each processing stage from handpicking to milling. The end result is an extraordinary coffee, delicate yet with a rich flavor and aroma. Handpicking Kona delivers a much higher quality versus mass-produced coffee beans that are harvested by machine.
The cycle of bright sunny mornings, cloud-covered rainy afternoons and mild nights create an ideal growing condition for the Kona coffees trees to mature slowly and flourish. The trees thrive in fertile volcanic soil and natural shade provided by avocado, mango and macadamia nut trees.
When you drink a cup of Kona coffee, you are drinking an exclusive coffee that comprises only 1% of all the coffee grown in the world. At prices that work out to about 25 cents per cup, don’t you deserve a truly delicious cup of coffee?