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Kona Bloom | 100% Kona Coffee

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  • Tasting notes: Honey-butter, toffee, nougat, jasmine, cacao, stone fruit (peach and apricot). Light and syrupy mouthfeel.
  • Origin: 100% Kona coffee, hand-harvested

  • Roast:
    medium-light

100% KONA COFFEE | SMOOTH & SWEET 

For bright and sweet coffee lovers, our medium roast 100% Kona coffee - Kona Bloom - comes from the same farm as our best-selling Kona Moon and Kona Peaberry. These sweet, floral and balanced Kona coffee beans are unflavored and have tasting notes of jasmine, peach, honey, caramel, and toffee.

Compared with our other medium Hawaiian coffees, Kona Bloom is a bit more smooth, floral, and delicate, while Ka'u Wood Valley Single Estate is brighter, akin to white wine, and Maui Mellow has stronger notes of roasted nuts.

After Kona Bloom is milled, it undergoes three additional steps that elevate the quality and meets our expectations: optical sorting, grading, and storing in Grain-pro bags.

✓ Grading separates the Kona coffee into different sizes and removes some defects.
✓ Optical sorting removes discolored and damaged beans.
✓ Grain-pro storage protects the delicate coffee from Hawaii's humid environment.

In addition to harvesting only ripe, red Kona coffee cherry, these three steps separate exceptional specialty-grade Kona coffee from commodity-grade Kona coffee beans.

Farm: Kona Earth

Varietal: Kona typica
Processing: washed
Perfect for: Enjoying black; pour over, immersion, espresso

Cost per cup: $1.23, hand-harvested

Suggested brewing: Immersion. 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. 

100% Kona Bloom Brewing Instructions

コナ ブルーム

100% コナコーヒー

ロースト:  ミディアム

ティスティングノート: トフィー、カカオ、蜂蜜、アプリコット、甘くスムーズ

SHIPPING RATES

Please note: Orders may require 2-4 business days to fulfill based on order volume at the time. You may upgrade to priority shipping for faster fulfillment times.

Domestic USA

  • 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 FedEx shipping may be purchased at the time of checkout. This prioritizes your shipment in the queue. 

  • International Shipping

    International shipping is available to most locations via USPS, FedEx or UPS. Listed rates do not customs duties and taxes.

    Canada:
    Up to 1 lb: $12.95
    1.1- 2 lb $15.95
    2.1-3 lb: $19.95
    3.1-4 lb: $26.95
    Over 4 lb: Please see quotes at checkout

    Everywhere else:
    Up to 1 lb: $17.95
    1.1- 2 lb $19.95
    2.1-3 lb: $24.95
    3.1-4 lb: $35.95
    Over 4 lb: Please see quotes at checkout

    HAWAIIAN COFFEES

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

    We cannot ship Fedex packages on Friday, Saturdays nor Sunday. 

    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.

    CREDITS, RETURNS & EXCHANGES FOR PERISHABLES

    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.

    AUTO-RENEW PRODUCTS

    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.

    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.

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

    RETURN ADDRESS

    Big Island Coffee Roasters, PO BOX 400, Mountain View, HI 96771

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    11/05/2020
    I recommend this product
    • How did you brew this coffee? Pour over method w freshly ground beans
    Best coffee anywhere

    We are true coffee snobs- we care about roasting dates, roasting methods, sustainably and most of all we care about consistency, smoothness and richness of flavor. While we’ve experienced coffees and tastings all over the world, we feel so lucky to have discovered Kona bloom on our last trip to Hawaii and I doubt we’ll ever drink anything else. It is worth every penny.

    JG
    Jane g.
    United States United States
    08/16/2020
    I recommend this product
    • How did you brew this coffee? Grind while beans, then used my Keurig brewer with a fill your own pod with Distilled water
    100% Kona is heaven on earth

    This coffee makes me want to get out of bed. From the aromatic smell while grinding to the first drip, I can’t wait to savor every sip! Bold but not bitter. This is a great flavorful coffee. The other coffee makers have nothing on Big Island Coffee Roasters. With 100% Kona, they knock it out of the park. My new favorite on auto order!

    JB
    John B.
    United States United States
    05/15/2020
    I've become rather obsessive ...

    I've become rather obsessive about my coffee selections in recent years and have always been fascinated by Hawaiian coffee. Maybe because it's grown in the US or because of the romance of Hawaii, and my memories of each visit. Each coffee selection from Big Island Coffee Roasters has exceeded expectations and warms my soul. I'm a huge fan and I would love to see how y'all create this amazing coffee. For now, I'll just enjoy each cup and think of all the hard work that goes into making my mornings so wonderful.

    HG
    Hector G.
    09/03/2019
    Very fresh Kona coffee

    Great service and very fresh coffee!

    DO
    Diiana O.
    04/07/2021
    • How did you brew this coffee? Pour over
    Great coffee

    What an amazing aroma and taste.

    GE
    Gaylon E.
    United States
    03/23/2021
    • How did you brew this coffee? Cold Brew
    Amazing medium roast!l

    First time trying and I was very pleased.

    JM
    Jasmine M.
    United States United States

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    HAWAIIAN COFFEES

    Our Hawaiian coffees are roasted to order and milled in small batches. Each bag is date stamped, so you know when it was roasted.

    What's so important about fresh roasted coffee?

    The fresher the coffee, the more intensity you’ll get because great flavors and aromas fade over time.

    About 100% Kona Coffee

    For some, 100% Kona coffee is the peak of the coffee experience. Others may have no idea what Kona coffee means and why it matters -- but it only takes a sip to create a Kona coffee convert. However, there are lots of purported Kona coffee brands, and some might actually be Kona coffee in name only, so it's important to know what to look for when you're on a quest for the most exquisite coffee taste in the world. 

    It all starts with the coffee tree. Technically, coffee grows on flowering shrubs, but whether you call it a plant, a bush or a tree won't change how coffee cherry seeds are raised and processed into what we know as coffee. Ever since coffee was introduced to Hawaii in the early 19th century, coffee making has expanded across the islands with various varieties, though the most dominant is known as Kona Typica. 


    Originating in Guatemala, Kona Typica has thrived in the climate and soil of Kona, which is a small growing region just two miles long on the western edge of the Big Island. A member of the coffea arabica family, Kona Typica coffee is a high-quality coffee bean that's more difficult to cultivate than its close cousin, coffea rusika, but it yields a smooth taste with low acidity and a heavy body. 


    Trimmed short at about a foot or less, Kona coffee is hand-picked from its bushy trees when the cherries that contain the coffee bean are ripe red, which is the ideal and perfect time for harvesting. 


    What is 100% Kona?


    Just like how champagne can only be made from grapes grown in the Champagne wine region in Northeastern France, 100% Kona coffee only comes from a specific region in Hawaii known as the Kona Coffee Belt. That means only Kona coffee grown in the Kona Coffee Growing Region can be deemed 100% Kona coffee.


    The Kona coffee region is a short, two-mile-long area on the western edge of the Kona island, with altitudes that range from 600 to 2,500 ft. Believe it or not, but this small region has hundreds of small farms, each with no more than a few acres. Some of the larger farms may have a few hundred acres, but compared to other coffee growers worldwide, Kona coffee production is rather limited. 


    Kona Coffee Conditions


    Because Kona coffee grows in specific conditions unique to the Kona region of the Big Island, there's a lot that goes into the Kona medium roast or Kona coffee espresso that ends up in your cup. 


    The first important factor is elevation, which gives 100% Kona coffee the ideal temperature and precipitation needed to grow its delicious coffee beans. High up in the hills of Hualalai and Mauna Loa, temperatures are much cooler than the balmy coastal areas, which allows the beans to mature more slowly, resulting in a more complex, denser coffee bean.


    The heavy rains that the region sees also gives the beans an ample amount of fresh water with an average of 60 inches of rain per year. Sure, it might not rain that much in the coastal regions, but up on the Kona hills, rain is a frequent and welcome sight for those growing 100% Kona coffee on the steep slopes.


    But the rain isn't the only welcome sight in the Kona growing region -- rainclouds also provide the necessary shade to keep the coffee trees cool and locked in with moisture that would otherwise evaporate away in the hot Hawaiian sun. It's this slow development that makes for a denser and more flavorful bean, which is what gives 100% Kona coffee its full-bodied and rich taste.


    Slope is also important to making a great bag of 100% Kona medium roast like our Kona Bloom coffee, and the ideal slope helps keep moisture from building up at the roots, causing root rot, or flowing away too quickly for the coffee tree to get adequate hydration.


    The area's volcanic soil also helps establish ideal conditions for growing coffee beans as it contains valuable nutrients that the Kona coffee plant needs to grow and flourish. Unlike other types of soil, the region's rich soil also quickly absorbs moisture yet is dense enough (along with slope) to reject root rot by preventing pooling.


    Evaluating the Numbers


    While most coffee production in the world is governed by large plots, large yields and large-scale agricultural work, the Kona coffee region yields just two million pounds of Kona coffee on under 3,000 acres or 30 hectares. Brazil, by comparison as the largest coffee producer in the world, devotes more than two million hectares of land to grow almost 5 billion pounds of coffee.


    That means that even the largest operation in Kona is quite small by global standards. But it's those small grows that are actually part of what makes 100% Kona coffee so delicious -- Kona coffee is grown more precisely and attentively by hand, and growers have a closer, more intimate relationship with the coffee beans grown in Kona more than anywhere else in the world. 


    While other coffees might stand out because of the size of their operation, elevation or precipitation, Kona coffee has just that right balance of all factors that makes it one of the best tasting cups of coffee anywhere. Other coffees may do one thing well -- like Colombian coffees that are grown in high elevation, African coffees that are grown in earthy soils, and the sheer variety of South American coffees -- but only 100% Kona coffee really checks all the boxes.


    Kona coffees receive an ideal amount of sun and precipitation, and the soil is perfectly balanced for both. The passion of the growers also can't be overstated, which enables Kona coffee to be grown consistently season after season, making 100% Kona coffee a delicious treat year after year.