100% Kona Coffee Made and grown in the USA
You have found the place where you can get your Kona Coffee.
We have done the research for you when it comes to finding the rich delicious flavors of the islands at an affordable price.
Kailua Kona’s weather with the mixture of tropical rain showers and sunny days with the perfect temperatures are the true secrets to the success of Kona Coffee. Nowhere else in North America has these three elements to successfully and commercially grow the coffee bean plants.
There is a lot of confusion on what is allowed to be called “Kona Coffee” and we wanted to clear up some of the confusion.
To be termed as Kona Coffee there has to be a minimum of 10% coffee that was originated from Kailua Kona. What? That’s right! You really have to do some research when purchasing the coffee to know that is truly the real thing!
We have went through the process of making sure that the coffee we share on this site is 100% Kona Coffee. With a name like KailuaKona.Coffee we thought this would be very important to our readers. Make sure when selecting the coffee the size of the bag that will be shipped to you, they all vary in sizes from one pound all the way down to six ounces and everywhere in between.
There are over 800 commercial growers of Kona Coffee here in Kailua Kona.
Most of them will transport their harvest to cooperative plants or independent distribution facilities for roasting, packaging, shipment and sometimes grinding. Several will handle these processes on their own.
Getting the word out can be difficult and expensive. We have created this website to make it easier to spread the word to the world for individual coffee growers and larger processing plants.
We live in Kailua Kona and we love our community and want it to thrive and grow. When we were able to have the opportunity to acquire this domain name, we knew we had a job to do!
We are very proud of our coffee industry here in Hawaii and we want to let people know there is an alternative to purchasing your coffee that you drink every day.
We want people to know that they can drink coffee grown, processed and packaged right here in the good ole US of A!
Please support these companies and try out the coffee that was grown in America! Try each of them until you find a favorite then keep coming back for more! It’s easy to remember this website when it comes time to purchase your coffee! “KailuaKona.Coffee”
Coffea is native to tropical Africa not just a coffee shop! The plant was exported to countries all around the world and coffee is now grown in over 70 countries, mostly along the equator, but the best coffee is grown right here in Kona, Hawaii! The two most common types of coffee are arabica, and the stronger robusta. Once bean grows ripe, they are picked and roasted right here on the island. Kona Coffee has it’s own unique cherished flavor. Roasted beans are ground and brewed with near boiling water to produce coffee as an enjoyable drink, hot or chilled. But you probably already knew that.
Coffee is stimulating because of its caffeine content. Coffee is actually one of the most popular drinks around the world. It is served in lot’s of different ways, espresso, French press, cafe latte, mocha, and iced coffee. Many clinical studies have been done and indicates that moderate coffee consumption is beneficial in healthy adults. You probably knew that, but did you know…
People started drinking coffee in the 15th century in Arabia, it is thought that coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed in the same way it is now prepared. Coffee seeds were first exported from East Africa to Yemen. Yemeni traders took coffee back to their homeland and began to grow the plants by seed. By the 16th century, Persia, Turkey, and North Africa were growing coffee. It spread from there to Europe and the rest of the world and finally to where it is grown best. Hawaii.
Coffee is the top agricultural export for many countries and is one of the world’s largest legal exports. Some controversy is associated with coffee cultivation and the way developed countries trade with developing nations and the impact of its cultivation on the environment, in regards to clearing of land for coffee-growing and water use. Consequently, the markets for fair trade coffee and organic coffee are expanding.
Samuel Ruggles planted coffee for the first time on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kealakekua in July 1828. It took time to get established but ended up being the most successful area in the Hawaiian islands to grow coffee.
The 1873 world’s fair in Vienna brought recognition to the name “Kona Coffee” by awarding Kona trader Henry Nicholas Greenwell for excellence. In 1880 John Gaspar built the first coffee mill in Hawaii located near Kealakekua Bay.