Friday, October 01, 2010

A Little Balloon Juice for Organic Kona Coffee Beans

John Cole of Balloon Juice gave a nice mention to my organic Kona coffee bean growing buddies on the big island of Hawaii today. Thanks, John. These guys are working their asses off trying to keep their small, sustainable coffee farming operation in business during these tough times where people can barely afford Folgers, much less Kona.

As John points out, they roast the beans on Sunday and ship on Monday, so it's going to be seriously fresh roasted Kona beans. Of course, if you really want fresh roast, you could order green Kona coffee beans and roast them yourself! If you're really into rare and special coffee, check out the peaberry Kona coffee beans!

In case you're wondering if Kona coffee is really worth the price, here's what Mark Twain had to say about it:
The ride through the district of Kona to Kealakekua Bay took us through the famous coffee and orange section. I think the Kona coffee has a richer flavor than any other, be it grown where it may and call it by what name you please.

1 comment:

Mike@ Kona Comfort Farm said...

Peaberry is all sold out for this season! People have been ordering it and re-ordering until they ran us totally out.

Most people probably don't know that our Estate Coffee (which is what we sell day in and day out) has peaberry still in it -- I think the Estate Grade tastes the best of all coffee grade types -- very well rounded as nature intended.

Appreciate the bandwidth Scott!

Yes, green beans are a perfect choice for the serious coffee drinker. Green beans can be kept for a year easily and some store them for 2 years -- you just scoop what you want for the week -- roast it, and BANG it's dynamite!

But our fresh roasted is almost as good and you don't need to invest in a roaster (although some folks do it with an air popcorn popper or in a skillet!)

As Scott mentioned we prefer to ship out on Mondays except when it's the holidays then we ship multiple times a week. Green beans of course can go out anytime -- their "shelf life" is so long.

I was just communicating this morning with a fellow who is just now getting convinced to get a coffee grinder for our roasted whole beans -- he is in for a treat -- fresh home ground coffee is so much better than ordering it pre-ground.

But anyway you get it -- get your organic Kona Coffee and ENJOY!

Mike from Kona Comfort Coffee in Honaunau Hawaii