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Please note: this is unroasted, green Kona coffee. Do not attempt to grind it without roasting first. For roasted Kona coffee, please look here.

HAWAI'I RESIDENTS: We cannot ship green coffee to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai or Molokai. Big Island residents may contact us to place an order.

CLASSIC 100% KONA COFFEE, GREEN BEAN | Unroasted Kona Coffee Beans

Tasting notes: Fresh peach and cacao, rich honey-butter, nougat; lifted by floral aromatics and supported by a syrupy mouthfeel. (Tasting notes will vary based on how you roast it.)

Origin: Kona, Big Island

Famed for its spectacular climate, gorgeous beaches, golden sunsets, and --  yes -- exceptional coffee, Kona coffee needs no introduction. We source our Kona coffee beans from several small farms in the Holualoa region, all of which were selected for their consistency and quality over the past decade.

The lots are consolidated and blended for uniformity, creating the classic Kona coffee flavor profile: crisp flavors of peach and toffee, rich with honey butter, nougat, and cacao, lifted by floral aromatics and supported by a syrupy mouthfeel.

If you like smooth, lush, easy-going coffees, pour-over, or drip, we think you'll love drinking this Kona coffee as much as we do.


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.



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    Hawaii to Canada*
    Up to 1 lb: $11
    1 - 2lb $14
    2 - 3lb: $17
    3 - 4lb: $25
    4 - 5lb: $35
    5 - 10lb: $42
    11 - 25lb: $56 
    25 - 99lb: $87 

    Hawaii to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, & South Pacific*
    Up to 1 lb: $16
    1- 2lb $18
    2 - 3lb: $25
    3 - 4lb: $37
    4 - 5lb: $43
    5 - 10lb: $63
    11 - 25lb: $93 
    25 - 50lb: $165

    Hawaii to Europe*
    Up to 1 lb: $16
    1- 2lb $18
    2 - 3lb: $25
    3 - 4lb: $37
    4 - 5lb: $41
    5 - 10lb: $59
    11 - 25lb: $85
    25 - 50lb: $142

    Hawaii to the Middle East*
    Up to 1 lb: $16
    1- 2lb $18
    2 - 3lb: $25
    3 - 4lb: $37
    4 - 5lb: $43
    5 - 10lb: $65
    11 - 25lb: $104
    25 - 50lb: $180

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    Up to 1 lb: $16
    1- 2lb $18
    2 - 3lb: $25
    3 - 4lb: $37
    4 - 5lb: $39
    5 - 10lb: $61
    11 - 25lb: $90
    25 - 50lb: $128

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    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.


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    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.



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    What's So Special About Kona Coffee Beans?

    For the uninitiated, Kona coffee beans -- also known as green Kona coffee beans before roasting -- are some of the most robust and rich tasting coffee beans in the world. With careful hand-cultivation, traditional wet-method processing and just the right climate to raise the perfect coffee ingredient, Kona coffee beans yield a great tasting cup of coffee that's rich but not overbearing.Cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona coffee beans come from the island's Kona district that features lots of sun in the mornings with clouds or rain in the afternoons. Combine that with low winds and mild nights, as well as loose, mineral-rich volcanic soil and you have just the right conditions for Kona coffee beans to develop and mature.

    Unlike blends that may only feature a drop or two of real Kona coffee, 100% Kona coffee receives the utmost in care during every step of the process. That gives Kona coffee beans their delicate yet flavorful taste that's unmistakably 100% Kona, and it's why many coffee connoisseurs consider Kona coffee beans the best coffee beans in the world.

    Why Kona?

    With steep slopes, dark volcanic rock and a perfect climate, the region of Kona is an ideal place to grow coffee beans. With many independent producers engaged in hand-cultivation, Kona coffee beans are remarkably consistent, yielding a rich and medium-bodied taste with an inspiring aroma and a complex, almost wine-like or spicy flavor.

    Exclusively producing coffee beans since the early 19th century, the Kona name only applies to beans grown in the southwest portion of the island. In fact, coffee beans grown elsewhere in Hawaii cannot use the Kona name.

    With a very particular set of requirements, Kona coffee beans require lots of sun in the morning, humidity and precipitation in the afternoon, and mild nights. Kona coffee trees also love the volcanic rocky land and frost-free nights, which won't harm the growing beans.

    Smaller, Independent Farms

    While most coffee production worldwide has been consolidating with bigger and bigger players swallowing up the smaller ones and applying the efficiencies of scale to the coffee production process, Kona coffee sits at almost the other end of the spectrum. Meticulously raised by over 600 independent farms, most Kona coffee farms are small enterprises with less than 10 acres. Many Kona farms are also family-run, employing the same techniques used for over 100 years of Kona cultivation.

    More labor-intensive than most other coffee cultivation worldwide, Kona coffee beans are harvested in late summer through about mid-winter to capture the ripe red coffee cherry at its most ideal point. Once processed, the cherry yields a green Kona coffee bean and is then prepared for sale or storage. All Kona coffee beans are hand-picked at peak maturity to ensure flavor and consistency, and even the trees themselves are picked multiple times throughout the season since the cherries don't all ripen at the same time.

    In recent years, more Kona coffee farmers have also elected to further process their product, reducing the need to sell to specialized Kona processors before it can reach consumers. Today, you can find certain producers that sell parchment, green Kona coffee beans as well as roasted Kona coffee beans. Overall, there are more than 100 private Kona coffee brands.

    What Is Wet-Method Processing?

    After being removed from the tree, Kona coffee cherries peeled, fermented and washed in clean water. Fermenting gives Kona coffee its unmistakable bright and clear flavor, but after washing they're evenly raked and spread out for a natural sun-dry on large decks known as hoshindanas.

    Once dry, the Kona coffee beans are milled by machines to help shed its parchment and silverskin, yielding green Kona coffee beans that are then sorted and graded. Prior to roasting, these green beans are sometimes sold to the public, which allows the consumer to roast them according to their preferred roasting practice.

    Kona Coffee History

    Arriving around 300-400 AD, the first settlers in Hawaii brought food, plants and animals to the islands, which quickly overran Hawaii's native flora and fauna, especially birds. European settlers arrived in the late 18th century, quickly establishing Hawaii as a port in worldwide trading routes. Through trade, countless cattle, goats and pigs further destroyed the island's various groundcover plants, revealing lots of plantable soil.

    By the late 19th century, coffee was brought to Hawaii, but it was often grown on large plantations instead of the smaller operations we see today. However, a crash in the world coffee market in 1899 had many plantation owners thinking second thoughts about their coffee production, and most farmable land was leased back to the workers that then start producing Kona coffee beans in small, family-run farms.

    Today, Kona coffee beans are grown by Japanese, Filipinos, mainland Americans and Europeans that have joined in on the Kona coffee bean tradition.