Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between medium & dark roast?

Generally speaking, a medium roast has a higher caffeine content since it has not been roasted as long as the dark roast. The flavor is lighter and more mellow. The darker roasted coffees will have less caffeine content and a richer, more robust flavor.

What does extra fancy grade mean?

There are seven grades of coffee, ranging from "off grade" to "extra fancy". The coffee is graded by the size and weight of the bean. Extra fancy grade coffee is the densest and largest type of bean, producing the best flavor and quality of coffee available.

What is peaberry coffee?

Peaberry refers to a special type of coffee bean. Normally when coffee beans are removed from the coffee cherry, there are two beans per cherry. However, 5 - 10% of cherries produce only one bean which is rounder on one side. This is a peaberry coffee bean. Peaberry coffee has a more robust flavor as a result of all the flavor being concentrated in one bean instead of two.

What is the best way to store my coffee?

Coffee beans will stay fresher if they are stored in an airtight container in your freezer.

Should I order ground or whole bean?

Whole bean coffee preserves the flavor longer, so if you are someone who is choosy about the freshness of your coffee, it is best to invest in a good coffee grinder. Your cup of coffee will taste freshest if the bean are ground just before brewing.

What is the best way to brew my coffee?

Coffee connoisseurs enjoy using a French Press to brew their coffee. Our coffee tastes great brewed this way but the regular drip method works almost as well. If you have a drip coffee maker, we recommend a paper filter as opposed to a metal or cloth filter for optimal flavor.

How much coffee should I use for the perfect cup?

A heaping tablespoon of Kona coffee per 4 - 6 oz of water is the best ratio.

Is 100% pure Kona coffee better than a Kona coffee blend?

Definitely. Those who enjoy a cup of 100% Kona coffee regularly know that the blended mixtures are far inferior. There's nothing quite as good as a fresh-brewed cup of 100% Kona.