Ka'u Morning Glory | 100% Kaʻu Coffee

42 reviews
Grind: Whole Bean
Size: 10 oz.

Origin: Ka'u coffee | Yellow honey processed | Typica variety
Roast: Medium-light
Tasting Notes: Pecan, caramel, cinnamon and spruce with juicy elements of orange and vanilla; yellow honey processed, bright and sweet


Our honey processed Ka’u Morning Glory is our bright and sweet signature Ka’u coffee. It’s notable for long and juicy fruit tones, a medium-full body and a sweet candied nut finish.

Despite the reference to honey, no apiary products were used in the making of this beautiful coffee. Like “natural” or “washed,” “honey” is a coffee processing method; the important step of separating the outer layer of a coffee cherry from the inner seed or “bean.” When the skin is removed, sticky, sweet mucilage is exposed and its golden amber color is reminiscent of honey. Hence we call it honey processed coffee.

Delightful for espresso or pour over, our yellow honeyed Ka’u coffees are rich yet mellow, never bitter or acidic. The flavor notes are often similar to real honey: floral, sweet, buttery and smooth with an ever-so-slight hint of fruit and blossoms. Often you'll catch the aroma of vanilla, nougat or honey, regardless of the roast level.

Ka'u Morning Glory and Ka'u Darkwood are produced by a one-of-kind coffee farmer who lives and breathes coffee. He has the kind of passion and knowledge for farming that he can talk for 3 hours straight about plant health, N-P-K ratios, coffee varieties, and the organic nitrogen-fixing properties of perennial peanut on coffee. John is exactly the kind of coffee farmer we love to work with.

John often says that he "can't keep up" with the amount of Ka'u coffee we purchase from him (thanks to you), so he's recently purchased more farm land in Ka'u to expand his coffee farm and varieties.


A step by step guide on how to brew Chemex coffee, featuring 100% Hawaiian coffee from the Ka'u district.

Chemex Brew Guide

What you'll need:

  • Kettle
  • Scale
  • Burr Grinder
  • Chemex
  • Coffee


  1. Place filter in Chemex.
  2. Ensure tripled sided portion is on same side as spout.
  3. Rinse filter with hot water.
  4. Discard water and preheat your mug.
  5. Measure 40g (about 6 tbsp.) of freshly roasted coffee.
  6. Grind coffee to a medium, about the size of sea salt.
  7. Place coffee in filter.
  8. Gently shake to level the coffee bed.
  9. Zero out scale and start timer.
  10. Pour 100g of hot water about 205°F, onto the coffee making sure to evenly saturate all of the coffee grounds.
  11. Let coffee bloom for 45 sec., the bloom releases the gases in the coffee.
  12. Pour another 150g of water every 45 sec., pouring in a circular pattern starting from the center and moving outward to the edges of the coffee bed to ensure all coffee grounds are saturated evenly.
  13. Continue pouring until you reach 600g, or about 20oz, of coffee. You should finish pouring all of the water in 3 min.
  14. The last pour will take about 1 minute to finish draining. Total brew time should be about 4 min.
  15. Remove filter and discard.
  16. Swirl coffee in the Chemex
  17. Pour coffee into your mug and enjoy!


Order Cost & Carrier Delivery
$6.95 via USPS/FedEx 5-8 days*
Over $79
Free FedEx (USPS if PO Box) 4-6 days*
Expedited  $25.50 via FedEx 2Day 2-4 days**

 * Delivery quote excludes weekends/holidays and is based on fulfillment+delivery times. Does not include delays that are caused by carrier or out of our control.

** Upgraded and expedited shipping may be purchased at the time of checkout. ‘Expedited’ prioritizes your shipment in the queue. Delivery quote excludes weekends/holidays and is based on fulfillment+delivery times.


Orders are roasted Sunday-Friday and shipped Monday-Friday. Roast dates are applied to the bags in your order.


Hawaii to Canada* Varies based on Territory
Up to 1 lb: $17.29-$18.58
2-5 lbs: $17.35-$25.28
6-10 lbs: $21.84-$29.76
11-15 lbs: $29.14-$44.21
16-20 lbs: $35.76-$48.72
21-25 lbs: $42.95-$55.63
26-30 lbs: $55.07-$70.03
31-99 lbs: $59.63-$125.86
100+ lbs: Email for quote
De Minimis for Duty De Minimis for VAT
$150 CAD $40 CAD
Hawaii to Germany, United Kingdom*
Up to 1 lb: $17.62
2-5 lbs: $17.64-$25.22
6-10 lbs: $25.67-$29.08
11-15 lbs: $41.44-$50.04
16-20 lbs: $53.98-$58.28
21-25 lbs: $61.46-$62.84
26-30 lbs: $83.21-$88.46
31-99 lbs: $90.07-$165.31
100+ lbs: Email for quote
De Minimis for Duty De Minimis for VAT
150 EUR 22 EUR
135 GBP 15 GBP
Hawaii to Japan, South Korea*
Up to 1 lb: $17.64
2-5 lbs: $20.93-$31.81
6-10 lbs: $34.32-$41.56
11-15 lbs: $43.99-$53.74
16-20 lbs: $53.84-$61.03
21-25 lbs: $63.48-$67.64
26-30 lbs: $75.35-$92.33
31-99 lbs: $94.17-$189.94
100+ lbs: Email for quote
De Minimis for Duty De Minimis for VAT
10,000 JPY 200,999 JPY
150,000 KRW** 150,000 KRW
** price of goods+shipping cost+insurance
Hawaii to Australia*
Up to 1 lb: $20.70
2-5 lbs: $22.16-$30.40
6-10 lbs: $29.33-$36.40
11-15 lbs: $55.54-$72.31
16-20 lbs: $76.98-$85.37
21-25 lbs: $91.27-$93.29
26-30 lbs: $122.59-$126.73
31-99 lbs: $126.77-$245.34
100+ lbs: Email for quote
De Minimis for Duty De Minimis for VAT
1000 AUD None

* Please note that customs and duties are displayed at checkout. All costs listed are estimates.


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.


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. Please note that we do not provide refunds or returns for perishable products.

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. We'll send a replacement.

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

COVID UPDATE: We are not responsible for the tracking or delivery of packages once they leave our facility and are in the hands of the carrier. Carriers are experiencing record volumes and transit times may change based on conditions at the time. We are not responsible for packages that are delayed or changes in transit time due to Acts of God. However, if your package fails to arrive or disappears en route, please contact our team.


We offer a 5% discount on auto-renew products. In order to be eligible for the discount, we require two shipments. You may swap to a second product if you are not satisfied with the first. This policy is to deter individuals from purchasing a subscription for a single shipment solely for discounts.


Our policy for packages that have been received lasts 5 days. If 5 days have gone by since receiving your package, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

If your order has not been received, or has been lost by the carrier, please contact us immediately for assistance, including a refund, reshipment or help with tracking your package.

All merchandise and non-perishable, non-coffee items may be returned or exchanged within 5 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.


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