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RESERVE: Yellow Bourbon | 100% Ka'u Coffee

5 reviews

Tasting notes: juicy pineapple, fragrant rose, sandalwood, white grape, cucumber, raw almond. Powerful, vibrant, sparkling sweetness.
Origin: Ka'u coffee, hand-harvested.

Size: 10 oz

ROAST DATE: FEBRUARY 7th - (Whole Bean is sold out. Limited Drip and French Press grind bags are remaining).

With abundant sweetness, intense aromatics, and sparkling tropical fruit flavors, Yellow Bourbon is as lush and elegant as it is rare to find in Hawaii. And despite its name, Yellow Bourbon (pronounced 'boar-bone') has nothing to do with the adult beverage.

This crop is the first harvest from young Yellow Bourbon coffee trees, produced by the same farmer of our amazing 94 pt Ka'u Maragogipe.

The Bourbon coffee variety tends to have pronounced fruit flavors and abundant sweetness. As such, it does very well in competitions. Case in point, it was our Puna Pink Bourbon which won Grand Champion in the state of Hawaii.

Coffee Review Blind Assessment: Juicy-sweet, high-toned, multi-layered. Strawberry guava, star jasmine, hazelnut, amber, cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Brightly sweet-tart structure with a vibrant acidity; lively, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Fruit- and floral-toned finish.

The Bottom Line : An exceptional Yellow Bourbon grown in the Ka’u region of the Big Island of Hawai’i: expressive, nuanced, complex, juicy.


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

  • U.S.P.S. Flat Rate is $5 and arrives within 5- 10 business days.
  • FedEx 2Day delivery is free on orders over $49. Upgraded priority shipping may be purchased at the time of checkout.

We cannot ship Fedex packages on Saturdays nor offer Saturday delivery.


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 with your order number within 7 days of receiving your order.


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


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 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 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.


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.


All merchandise and non-perishable, non-coffee items may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of receipt. Please reach out to us at 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.

Roasted coffees are not eligible for refund. If you choose not to


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I recommend this product
Good stuff

Really enjoyed the Ka’u Yellow Bourbon coffee. Thanks Big Island for picking another winner.

Chuck D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Best Freaking Coffee Ever

Can’t say enough! This is the best offering from the best roaster. Ever. It has all the quality’s my pallet loves. Cup it black, to really appreciate the nuanced complexity. I’ve been a loyal customer for quite sometime. I firmly believe that no one in the Hawaii region can hold a candle Big Island Coffee Roasters. I relish any of their med/light roasts from Puna or Ka’u, but this Yellow Bourbon is incredible

Ryan H.
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I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? French Press and Pour Over
Delicious coffee!

I was extremely pleased with the overall taste of the Yellow Bourbon beans.

Jeffrey R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love this coffee!

This was my first time ordering the Yellow Bourbon and I’m glad I did! The flavor notes are delicious and makes me feel like I’m back on Maui! It’s helping me get through quarantine when I can get back there for real!

Tom O.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? stove top moka
Great Coffee!!

I believe this is the best, at least amongst the best coffee that I've had. It has a sweet aspect to it and is extremely smooth. Usually I need to add milk and maybe a bit of salt to tone down the bitterness of some coffees. This one doesn't require this manipulation.

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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.