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RESERVE: Barrel-Aged Puna Coffee

24 reviews
  • Tasting notes: spicy & sweet rum, caramel, berries, melon, jasmine; exotic, intense, flavorful rose; full-bodied
  • Origin: 100% Puna coffee (no-spray)

  • Roast:

Barrel-Aged Puna listed in Coffee Review's "Top 30 Coffees of 2019"

Part of our barrel-aged Hawaiian coffee series, the nuance in this barreled Puna coffee swooned us all! Due to an overcast and cool climate on the slope of Kilauea, the coffees in upper Puna grow dense with flavors and characteristics that taste completely unlike the classic Hawaiian coffee profile. Both exotic and rustic, we've lightly "aged" this Puna coffee in local Kuleana Rum barrels.  

Coffee Review's Assessment:

Blind Assessment: Sweetly spice-toned, richly chocolaty. Salted chocolate, hop flowers, Concord grape, ginger, a hint of aged grappa in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with fruit-forward, wine-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with Concord grape and ginger in the short, followed by hops in the long, all bound by a throughline of savory-sweet chocolate and aged grappa.

Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 30 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2019. This coffee also tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawai’i-grown coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report.


FedEx 2Day delivery is free on orders over $49.00. Under $49, standard shipping rates are $5.95. 

Standard U.S. fulfillment and delivery times are 2 - 5 business days. Holiday fulfillment and delivery times vary, and can be 5 - 10 days. 

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  • Order value under $49: $5.95 USPS (3 - 6 business days)


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

Up to 1 lb: $11.95
1.1- 2 lb $14.95
2.1-3 lb: $17.95
3.1-4 lb: $25.95
Over 4 lb: Please see quotes at checkout

Everywhere else:

Up to 1 lb: $16.95
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2.1-3 lb: $25.95
3.1-4 lb: $37.95
Over 4 lb: Please see quotes at checkout


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? Pour over

The BEST ever?

The only thing I regret is not ordering more of this amazing roast! Holy sh*t! My spouse and I can not believe how delicious this coffee is. I love everything about BICR, but they have outdone themselves this time! Hopefully this roast becomes available again soon ... I'll order the whole damn barrel next time! Cheers!

Katie D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? Cold brew and electric drip

Barrel aged puna

We are very happy we ordered two bags of your barrel-aged puna! This coffee has a unique aroma and flavor! We ground part of it for cold brew and our family said it was the best ever! We will enjoy the rest ground for an electric drip coffee maker and pretend we’re on the beach in Maui! Mahalo for your excellent product and great customer service!

Mary M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? Drip

Awesome coffee

Very pleased, that coffee was as promised

United States United States
I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? French Press

This coffee is my Jam.

This coffee has become my favorite rare coffee. Though the flavors mentioned in the description can be found, my taste buds pick up a strawberry jam flavor that make my taste buds dance. This coffee is on another level compared to other coffees and I will be buying a bag every time it's offered in the future.

Chris D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? Drip brewer

Barrel Aged Puna

I really enjoyed the robust flavor of this coffee. As described, it does have a full bourbon and caramel flavor. I found the flavor unique and delicious, but it was too intense for my wife, who likes a very mild flavor profile.

Frank V.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • How did you brew this coffee? Mocha pot and boiling water drip method

Delightfully pungent, deceptively smooth

When I first ground this coffee the aroma of the bourbon barrel aging is predominate. My wife's response when I asked her to smell was 'Whoa!' Yet, when I made some coffee in the Bialetti mocha pot, it was wonderfully smooth and balanced. It tasted just as good when I made a regular cup using the paper filter and tea kettle method. I recommend it highly!

Dennis J.
United States United States

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