Kona Geisha - Hawaii Grand Champion
- Tasting notes: pomegranate, green apple, jasmine, rose, vanilla, honeysuckle, cucumber, sage, pecan pie; bright and complex; the perfume of flowers and fruit
- 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.
Origin: Kona District, Big Island
Farm: Monarch Estate
Cost per cup: $2.57- $2.90
Picture 1: Susie Stille, an owner of Monarch Farms, with Brandon of Big Island Coffee Roasters in 2013; Picture 2: copper-tipped Kona Geisha seedling; Picture 3: Monarch Farm bee hives
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Big Island Coffee Roasters, PO BOX 400, Mountain View, HI 96771
Ordered the Kona Geisha. Excellent coffee with a smooth finish. Great for breakfast and dreaming of the Islands!
Clean and light
This coffee is very smooth, with low acidity. I was surprised by it though in that it is very mild with strong fruit hints. The first cup struck me as "not quite coffee". As I have continued to drink it though I find it quite pleasant. (Full disclosure, I am NOT a coffee connoisseur. I just drink a lot of coffee and love Kona.)
Although recently I tend to prefer a darker Kona roast, this rare bean offers an elegant change of pace this summer. Roasted perfectly, on schedule, and shipped immediately. World class service worthy of this special coffee.
A really wonderful coffee.
Extremely pleased with this fabulous bean. Perfect roast for it. Just the right touch of acidity. I didn’t get the fruit flavors but I think it has some great chocolate notes. Will be sad when the bag is finished.
The best coffee I ever had
It’s so good I don’t even want to drink JBM
Loved the Kona Geisha coffee. Unfortunately since Big Island has so many awesome coffees I thought this one was a little expensive. I love several others equally as much, but for a lot less money. But definitely worth trying at least once.