Kona Geisha: Hawaii Grand Champion | ALMOST SOLD OUT

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

  • Roast:
    medium-light 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 Monday-Thursday and shipped Tuesday-Friday.

    Coffee orders may take 1-3 days to process based volume at the time. 

    FedEx orders are prioritized, roasted immediately, and shipped Monday-Friday. We cannot ship Fedex packages on Saturdays nor offer Saturday delivery. When free shipping is your elected service, we may ship via USPS First Class, Priority, FedEx or UPS. 

    Roast dates are applied to your order.



    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.


    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 aloha@bigislandcoffeeroasters.com within 7 days of receipt and we'll do our best to find the right coffee for you. 

    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

    If you receive the wrong items, please contact us within 7 days of receipt and we'll gladly provide a replacement, refund or credit.  We may request you mail it back for inspection and assessment.


    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. 


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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.

    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.

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    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 &.

    Kona geisha was a very different and outstanding coffee. I have not yet had the Kona geisha processed by carbonic maceration, but I will soon!

    Kenneth K.

    loved the kona geisha

    Loved the 2nd geisha that released recently

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