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Kona Geisha - Hawaii Grand Champion

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  • Tasting notes: pomegranate, green apple, jasmine, rose, vanilla, honeysuckle, cucumber, sage, pecan pie; bright and complex; the perfume of flowers and fruit

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  • Origin: Kona District, Big Island
  • Variety: Geisha   Farm: Monarch Estate
  • Awards: Grand Champion, Hawaii Coffee Association | 1st Place, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Enigmatic, exclusive, unforgettable, phenomenal, "God in a cup". These have all been used to describe the elusive, sexy Geisha coffee variety, originally from the Gori Gesha Forest in Ethiopia and now grown in Kona. 

Geisha coffee is a variety that originated in Ethiopia, renowned for the aromatic, complex, floral, and fruit-forward profile it produces. Because of the unusual flavor profile, rarity, production cost, an demand, Geisha coffees have become an aficionado's obsession. In 2019, a Panama Geisha coffee crushed the record for the highest price paid for coffee at auction, selling at $1029/lb green (unroasted), equating to $2522/lb roasted!

This award-winning Geisha coffee is grown in Kona and has earned Best Kona Coffee at the Kona Coffee Cultural Competition (2018), and Grand Champion at the Hawaii Coffee Association Cupping Competition (2018).

Beyond being hand-harvested and meticulously produced by the Stille family at their Monarch estate farm in Holualoa, it's also produced using sustainable farm practices and without harmful chemicals.

To cultivate Kona Geisha, the Stille family practices cover-cropping, composting, and interplanting to protect the ecosystem and attract butterflies, bees, and pollinators to their land.

Learn more about Kona Geisha here.


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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Kona Geisha

Ordered the Kona Geisha. Excellent coffee with a smooth finish. Great for breakfast and dreaming of the Islands!

Joe Q.
  • How did you brew this coffee? Kalita Wave, Monolith Flat MAX
Kona Geisha

The best coffee I've purchased from Big Island Coffee Roasters. Seems to be roasted to show the origin character. These are bigger than other Gesha beans I've tried from Ethiopia or Panama. On a side note, do not purchase other coffees roasted medium light from here if you are looking for acidity and fruitiness akin to other specialty roasters, this is the only coffee that displays it.

Ethan O.
United States United States
  • How did you brew this coffee? In a Breville coffee maker
Geisha Coffee

I give this coffee very high mark! Smooth, not acidic at all, bro bitter, and doesn’t give a jittery effect. The name explains the quality of this coffee, Geisha!!! Amazing!!!

Greta M.
United States United States
Don't pass on this one

Kona Geisha is one of the top three estate coffees that I have had. Accentuated floral notes come through with a wonderful balance in acidity.

United States United States
Kona Geisha is the best coffee I've ever had

The Kona Geisha is unquestionably the best tasting coffee I have ever had. I will be signing up for monthly delivery after this coronavirus is over with.

Cregg D.
Kona geisha review

Drink lots of coffee and am looking for a little more. 7 ounces does not last very long

Patrick &.

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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.


The Best Kona Coffee Grown the Right Way

Producing the best Kona coffee is not something that’s done overnight, but it’s also something that doesn’t need to be done in a way that creates harm for the planet. We take our time planting and managing our crop so that it grows in a healthy and sustainable environment. That’s also how Geisha coffee is grown in its native Ethiopia, so why try to do anything differently?

Beyond being hand-harvested and meticulously produced by the Stille family at their Monarch estate farm in Holualoa, it's also produced using sustainable farm practices and without harmful chemicals. This is how we continue to produce the best Kona coffee, regardless of type. This is, in our mind, the only responsible way to grow crops, as the price we pay to industrialize the process is not only far too great for humanity and the planet to bear, but it also negatively affects the finished product.

To cultivate Kona Geisha, the Stille family practices cover-cropping, composting, and interplanting to protect the ecosystem and attract butterflies, bees, and pollinators to their land. The best Kona coffee is grown by putting every natural resource to work, and these creatures all handle their missions with aplomb. It’s a win-win if there ever was such a thing – the pollinators get to feast on nutrients that keep them going, and they leave behind the gift of Geisha coffee that continues to earn renown from anyone who tastes it.

We hope you’ll try what we are convinced is the best Kona coffee available.

Learn more about Kona Geisha.