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Hawaiʻi Kaʻu Sunshine Honey

We've selected an incredible coffee from Ka‘ū: a coffee growing region on the southern slopes of Mauna Loa volcano, situated to the south and east of its more famous neighbor, Kona.

Although coffee was grown in the area historically, over the last two decades Ka‘ū has become a rising star in the world of coffee.

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Flavor Profile

  • Origin

    Wood Valley, Ka‘ū, Hawai‘i, USA

  • Tasting Notes

    Sweet and nuanced with notes of starfruit and tamarind complimented by a sparkling white wine acidity.

  • Roast Level

    Light Med Lt Med Med Dark Dark

Origin Story

Theodora Mallick

This Typica variety coffee was grown and processed on the 20 acre Ka‘ū Sunshine Farm. Located in the heart of a high altitude valley known as Wood Valley, this farm is not only one of the highest elevation farms in the Ka‘ū district, it’s also amongst the highest on the Big Island. Although mostly planted with Red Catuai variety, Typica, Maragogype, and Yellow Bourbon trees are scattered throughout the farm.

After the ripe Typica cherries were harvested, they were partially dried whole on raised screens for 2-3 days. Then the skins of the coffee cherries were removed through the pulping process. The sticky fruit mucilage however was left on the bean before being taken to the patios to dry in the sun as a honey-style coffee. The honey process gets its name from the honey-like appearance of residual fruit on the coffee beans as they dry.

Altitude
Altitude

2,150-2,250 feet

Variety
Variety

Typica

Processing
Processing

Honey

Why We Love This Coffee

The nights in Ka‘ū are cold and harvest season is much later than most other farms in Hawaii. Typically starting in December or January at earliest and not reaching its peak until March-May. The picturesque Wood 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.

Good Coffee, Better Planet

Ka‘ū is a coffee growing region on the Big Island of Hawaii, on the southern slopes of Mauna Loa volcano, situated to the south and east of its more famous neighbor, Kona. The land had been dedicated to sugarcane production, but the fields were left fallow as the industry moved abroad. Although coffee was grown in the area historically, over the last two decades Ka‘ū has become a rising star in the world of coffee.

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