100% Kona Peaberry Coffee

$35
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  • Tasting notes, medium: maple, black cherry, cedar, cinnamon, caramel, magnolia. Deeply sweet. 
  • Tasting notes, medium-dark: cacao nibs, cinnamon, black cherry, rose, fresh-cut cedar. Rich-toned, medium-full body.
  • Origin: Kona coffee, hand-harvested
  • Cost per 8 oz cup: $1.59 (1:17 brewing ratio)
  • 93 POINTS: A TOP RATED KONA PEABERRY COFFEE

    This 100% Kona Peaberry coffee was the best Kona peaberry and second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawaiian coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report. Peaberry coffees tend to have a greater density of flavor, sugars, and lipids compared to regular coffee beans. You could think of these Kona peaberry beans as being the 'only child' of a coffee cherry, enjoying all the nutrients to itself.

    Peaberry coffees are rare, comprising only 3-7% of the total crop. These pea-shaped, natural formations of the coffee bean are thought to form when several pistils get knocked off the coffee flower, causing only one seed to form inside the coffee fruit rather than two.

    Coffee Review Assessment, 2019: 
    Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, deeply sweet. Black cherry, magnolia, fresh-cut cedar, maple syrup, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant finish that centers around notes of black cherry and cedar. (Medium-light roast profile)

    Notes:
    This Kona Peaberry coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawaiian coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report. Produced entirely of the Typica variety of Arabica and processed by the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. This sample also consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Big Island Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster and coffee farm operated with hands-on passion by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz. 

    Varietal: Peaberry grade of Kona typica
    Processing: washed
    Perfect for: Enjoying black; pour over, immersion

    Cost per cup: $1.59, hand-harvested

    Suggested brewing: Immersion and pour over. 1g medium ground coffee to 17g at 200-205 F water. Bloom and steep for 4:00.

    For pour over use a 1:16 ratio. 

    Kona Peaberry Coffee Infograph

    HAWAIIAN COFFEES

    Orders are roasted Monday-Thursday and shipped Tuesday-Friday.

    Coffee orders may take 1-3 days to process based volume at the time. 

    FedEx orders are prioritized, roasted immediately, and shipped Monday-Friday. We cannot ship Fedex packages on Saturdays nor offer Saturday delivery. When free shipping is your elected service, we may ship via USPS First Class, Priority, FedEx or UPS. 

    Roast dates are applied to your order.

     

    ESPRESSO BITES

    Because Espresso Bites are made without stabilizers or preservatives, they may bloom or melt when shipping temperatures exceed 80 F.  If this is a concern in your location please select FedEx shipping. 

    If you notice a white color to your bar, it's perfectly safe to eat! This happens when the cocoa butter softens and migrates to the surface. It happens more often when shipping in warm weather. Learn more about blooming.

    Espresso Bites that melt or bloom when shipped via FedEx are eligible for a full refund or credit.

    Espresso Bites that melt or bloom when the buyer elects Free Shipping or standard USPS are eligible for a credit.

    If your order is incorrect or damaged in any way, please email us at hello@bigislandcoffeeroasters.com with your order number within 7 days of receiving your order.

    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

     
    International shipping is available to most locations. Rates will be visible at checkout, and may include customs duties and taxes. 

    RETURNS & EXCHANGES

    COFFEES

    We stand behind the quality of all our coffees and want nothing more than for you to love them.

    Please consider your preferences and ensure the coffee(s) you order align with those preferences. For example, if you love dark roasts, we strongly advise you only order dark roasts.

    If you're dissatisfied with any of our coffees, please reach out to us at aloha@bigislandcoffeeroasters.com within 7 days of receipt and we'll do our best to find the right coffee for you. 

    If your coffees arrive damaged, please send a photo of the box in the condition you received it within 7 days to aloha@bigislandcoffeeroasters.com

    If you receive the wrong items, please contact us within 7 days of receipt and we'll gladly provide a replacement, refund or credit.  We may request you mail it back for inspection and assessment.

    EVERYTHING ELSE

    All merchandise and non-perishable, non-coffee items may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of receipt. Please reach out to us at aloha@bigislandcoffeeroasters.com and our team will be happy to facilitate. To be eligible for a full refund, items must be in original packaging and in new condition. Please include your full name and order number with the return. 

    Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 

    Please note: Only regular priced items may be refunded. Sale items cannot be refunded. 

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    07/24/2020
    I recommend this product

    Hands down the best coffee I've ever had

    I've traveled the world and I love my coffee. Can't do without it. I'm so picky about my coffee I drag bags of it around with me wherever I travel. I'm not kidding when I say this is the best coffee I've ever had. The aroma is ridiculously good and the flavor is so perfect adding cream or sweetener would be a sin.

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    Kelly
    United States United States
    07/17/2020
    I recommend this product
    • How did you brew this coffee? Pour over
    • What's your preferred roast level? LightMediumMedium DarkDarkI Like It All

    The "Go-to" Coffee

    One of the best coffees I've ever had, that I can drink on a daily basis. This Kona coffee is my everyday morning cup of greatness! Simply put these peaberries tastes brighter, juicier, and sweeter than all the rest!

    TB
    Toivo B.
    United States United States
    01/02/2020

    Kona Peaberry review

    We’re been drinking peaberry for over 12 years, this is the first 5lb batch we ordered from Big Island. We will be a returning customer it was really sad leaving our previous supplier but they stopped selling peaberry and their coffee went down hill. Thank you for your quality and taste I truly hope you keep up the incredible hard work and great tasting coffee.

    KE
    Kim E.
    09/03/2019

    I love your coffee

    I love your coffee (Kona peaberry in particular) and am very happy with the price. I'm brewed a pot today!

    MG
    Michael G.
    09/24/2020
    • How did you brew this coffee? single serve drip brewer

    First time buyer

    First purchase from Big Island Roasters. After my first cup I thought the coffee was pretty good. One of the better Kona coffees I've purchased. The second cup was better and now the more I drink it, the more I love it. It's smooth, sweet, no bitterness and smells amazing. Will absolutely purchase again and look forward to trying other coffees from Big Island.

    ER
    Eric R.
    United States United States
    09/16/2020
    • How did you brew this coffee? Espresso machine/ pour over

    Amazing coffee

    Very pleased, the peaberry has an amazing flavor and aroma.

    MC
    Mike C.
    United States United States
    08/28/2020
    • How did you brew this coffee? Pour over

    Kona Peaberry

    100% pleased. We enjoy all Hawaiian coffees but this one is our favorite. Mild and full of flavor.

    JB
    Joe B.
    United States United States
    08/11/2020
    • How did you brew this coffee? We take 30sec to bloom the coffee then slowly brew at 105 deg

    Peaberry

    Kona Peaberry extremely pleased if you really take the time you can taste each flavor wonderful coffee. We have been drinking Kona Peaberry for over 10 years 2 years ago we sadly had to change roasters because he stoped selling Peaberry, we tried a couple different roasters and was not impressed I will not mention what roasters but we are great full our old roaster suggested Big island roasters we are very pleased love the coffee

    KE
    Kim E.
    United States United States
    08/03/2020
    • How did you brew this coffee? French Press ONLY

    AMAZING

    VERY pleased with the Peaberry Medium Roast. Wish it was a light roast but beggers can't be choosers. Will definitely be ordering again - (5LB bag)

    JG
    Jacob G.
    United States United States
    08/02/2020
    • How did you brew this coffee? Technicolor Moccamaster

    Good coffee, but

    Good coffee but too expensive

    DS
    dennis s.
    United States United States
    07/19/2020

    I love your coffee. Next batch I will try the darker roast as I normally use it in espresso.

    RS
    Reed S.
    United States United States
    07/18/2020
    • How did you brew this coffee? Drip
    • What's your preferred roast level? LightMediumMedium DarkDarkI Like It All

    Great coffees

    Freshly roasted, tastes great!!

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    Jodi E.
    United States United States
    05/12/2020
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    04/29/2020
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    See those bubbles? When your coffee blooms with bubbles it’s a sign that it’s been recently roasted. The fresher the coffee, the more intensity you’ll get because great flavors and aromas fade over time.

    ☛ Our coffees are roasted-to-order each week, then packaged and shipped immediately, and arrive with the roast dates stamped on the bag.

    100% Kona Peaberry Coffee

    This 100% Kona Peaberry coffee was the best Kona peaberry coffee and second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawaiian coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report. Peaberry coffees tend to have a greater density of flavor, sugars, and lipids compared to regular coffee beans. You could think of these Kona peaberry beans as being the 'only child' of a coffee cherry, enjoying all the nutrients to itself. 

    What is Peaberry Coffee?

    Peaberry coffees are rare, comprising only 3-7% of the total crop. Considering the exclusive status of this rare type of coffee, it’s hard to believe that peaberry coffee beans came into existence because of a random mutation! These pea-shaped, natural formations of the coffee bean are thought to form when several pistils get knocked off the coffee flower, causing only one seed to form inside the coffee fruit rather than two. 

    Peaberry vs. Regular Coffee Bean 

    Although peaberry Kona coffee beans grow on the same tree as other regular coffee, they are truly special, as there’s only one coffee bean in the cherry as opposed to the two beans found in traditional coffee.

    Since only one oval bean grows inside the cherry, the peaberry is also shaped differently. It’s smaller in size and round in shape, unlike the oblong traditional coffee beans that are found in two halves. Named after its pea shape, this rare coffee, occurring through an anomaly in the growing process, is fittingly called the “champagne of Kona coffee”.

    In earlier times, the Kona peaberry coffee beans were considered ‘defective’ as their round shape and small size differed from that of traditional coffee beans and were therefore discarded. Looking at where peaberry coffee stands today and the exclusive status awarded to it, it has indeed come a long way!

    Kona Peaberry Sorting and Grading Process

    Peaberry coffee beans comprise a very tiny proportion of the total harvest and undergo rounds of sorting by machine as well as hand. Before the final grading, they’re once again hand-inspected and sorted again. The uniqueness of the beans coupled with the due diligence in sorting contribute to the making of 100% Kona coffee – a rare coffee type whose limited supply makes it truly exclusive.

    Bit High Priced?

    Kona peaberry coffee enjoys high demand year round. However given that these beans are a rare, unpredictable, and exclusive variety, supply is always limited and demand tends to exceed supply. So naturally the price of 100% Kona peaberry coffee is a bit on the high side. 

    Taste - Smooth, Bold, and Acidic

    The exclusive Kona peaberry coffee has an air of mystery around its perceived taste and it delivers, with its complex taste profile!! A mind boggling fact about peaberry Kona coffee is that despite growing on the same tree as regular coffee beans, it has an inherently distinct taste, which can be partly attributed to the fact that it lends itself perfectly to uniform roasting, thanks to its unique round shape. 

    A cup of this fine coffee is pure excellence – slightly lighter in body, smoother in concentration, sweeter, richer, and bolder in taste, and with less acidity. It can be described as the highest quality coffee with an aroma that is intense and complex but as distinct as it is familiar. It’s a gourmet coffee experience no doubt and one that everyone will enjoy – from the coffee enthusiasts to the connoisseur!

    It’s also said that since a single peaberry bean resides in the cherry, in contrast to the two found in regular coffee, it cultivates twice the taste and flavor in its growing phase. Is this just a myth or reality? Indulge in Big Island Coffee’s Hawaiian Kona peaberry coffee and find out!

    Coffee Review Assessment, 2019:


    Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, deeply sweet. Black cherry, magnolia, fresh-cut cedar, maple syrup, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant finish that centers around notes of black cherry and cedar. (Medium-light roast profile)

    Notes:
    This Kona Peaberry coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawaiian coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report. It’s produced entirely of the Typica variety of Arabica and processed by the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. This sample also consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Big Island Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster and coffee farm operated with hands-on passion by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz.