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Ka'u Cloud Maragogipe - 95pts

4 reviews
Size: 4 oz
Grind: Whole Bean

Origin: Ka'u
Roast: Medium-Light

Tasting Notes:

Dried apricot, lychee, amber, hop flowers, tangerine.

Coffee Variety & Process: Maragogipe, Chardonnay Yeast Processed

Sparkling Ka'u Cloud Maragogipe 95pt Coffee

Introducing a new giant Maragogipe coffee with flavors so sweet and complex it nearly sparkles with mineral effervescence and notes of dried apricot, lychee, amber, hop flowers, tangerine in aroma and cup.

On the cupping table, this explosively aromatic coffee dwarfs the rest. We recommend giving yourself ample time and space to savor the expansive characteristics -- this big coffee may consume all of your attention.

Ka'ū Cloud Maragogipe is the result of a 2-3 year long collaboration between Brandon & Kelleigh, co-founders of Big Island Coffee Roasters, and Miles, founder of Silver Cloud Coffee Farm. Our goal with this collaboration was to enhance aromas, highlight sweetness, and increase both the intensity and depth of flavors of this Maragogipe variety coffee.

Throughout the harvest season we trialed a variety of wine yeasts to help break down and remove the mucilage via controlled fermentation. The side effect of using certain types of yeast is that they impart delightful characteristics to the coffee. What we found in our experiments is that one particular yeast turned up the volume on all of this unique variety's features. It's an exceptional representation of the critical role microbiology plays in developing high quality coffee.

If you' re a fan of the 94pt Giant Ka'ū Maragogipe, Ka'ū Cloud Typica or Ka'ū Cloud Red Caturra, you'll love this coffee as well. The range of flavors is on another level!

Coffee Review Blind Assessment

Rich-toned, complex, fruit-driven. Dried apricot, lychee, amber, hop flowers, tangerine in aroma and cup. Crisp, apple-like acidity; plush, viscous mouth feel. Finish focused around notes of dried apricot and amber with compelling floral undertones.

A resonant, richly sweet, stone fruit-driven Maragogipe grown in Ka'ū and processed experimentally with the addition of wine yeasts to the fermentation — juicy, multi-layered, uniquely composed.

About Wood Valley Ka'u Coffee

Produced by Miles Mayne of Silver Cloud Farm, entirely of the Maragogipe variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method with the addition of yeasts to the fermentation step. The yeast strain for this coffee was selected in collaboration with Big Island Coffee Roaster's co-owner Brandon von Damitz in a process of experimentation with various yeast strains, resulting in one strain that they could produce at scale.

Silver Cloud Coffee Farm sits high on the slope of Mauna Loa in the majestic, misty Wood Valley. We sometimes describe Ka'ū coffees as hidden gems. They display a great range of flavors and are often purchased by specialty coffee lovers and locals alike. Most Ka'ū coffee farms are located between 1500' – 2100' above sea level and exhibit tasting notes similar to many Central American coffees: syrupy mouthfeel, complex fruit flavors, and warm flavors like brown sugar and vanilla.

DOMESTIC U.S. SHIPPING RATES

Order Cost & Carrier Delivery
$79 $6.95 via USPS/FedEx 6-8 days*
Over $79 Free FedEx (USPS if PO Box) 4-6 days*
Expedited  $25.50 via FedEx 2Day 2-4 days**

 * Delivery quote excludes weekends/holidays and is based on fulfillment+delivery times. Does not include delays that are caused by carrier or out of our control.

** Upgraded and expedited shipping may be purchased at the time of checkout. ‘Expedited’ prioritizes your shipment in the queue. Delivery quote excludes weekends/holidays and is based on fulfillment+delivery times.

ROAST DATES

Orders are roasted Sunday-Friday and shipped Monday-Friday. Roast dates are applied to the bags in your order.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES

*Rural locations may incur additional fees at checkout.
Hawaii to Canada* Varies based on Territory
Up to 1 lb: $17.29-$18.58
2-5 lbs: $17.35-$25.28
6-10 lbs: $21.84-$29.76
11-15 lbs: $29.14-$44.21
16-20 lbs: $35.76-$48.72
21-25 lbs: $42.95-$55.63
26-30 lbs: $55.07-$70.03
31-99 lbs: $59.63-$125.86
100+ lbs: Email for quote

De Minimis for Duty

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$150 CAD $40 CAD

Hawaii to Germany, United Kingdom*
*Rural locations may incur additional costs at checkout

Up to 1 lb: $17.62
2-5 lbs: $17.64-$25.22
6-10 lbs: $25.67-$29.08
11-15 lbs: $41.44-$50.04
16-20 lbs: $53.98-$58.28
21-25 lbs: $61.46-$62.84
26-30 lbs: $83.21-$88.46
31-99 lbs: $90.07-$165.31
100+ lbs: Email for quote
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150 EUR 22 EUR
135 GBP 15 GBP

Hawaii to Japan, South Korea*
*Rural locations may incur additional costs at checkout

Up to 1 lb: $17.64
2-5 lbs: $20.93-$31.81
6-10 lbs: $34.32-$41.56
11-15 lbs: $43.99-$53.74
16-20 lbs: $53.84-$61.03
21-25 lbs: $63.48-$67.64
26-30 lbs: $75.35-$92.33
31-99 lbs: $94.17-$189.94
100+ lbs: Email for quote
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10,000 JPY 200,999 JPY
150,000 KRW** 150,000 KRW
** price of goods+shipping cost+insurance
Hawaii to Australia*
*Rural locations may incur additional costs at checkout
Up to 1 lb: $20.70
2-5 lbs: $22.16-$30.40
6-10 lbs: $29.33-$36.40
11-15 lbs: $55.54-$72.31
16-20 lbs: $76.98-$85.37
21-25 lbs: $91.27-$93.29
26-30 lbs: $122.59-$126.73
31-99 lbs: $126.77-$245.34
100+ lbs: Email for quote
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1000 AUD None

* Please note that customs and duties are displayed at checkout. All costs listed are estimates.

ESPRESSO BITES

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.

CREDITS, RETURNS & EXCHANGES FOR PERISHABLES

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. 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 aloha@bigislandcoffeeroasters.com. 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.

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AUTO-RENEW PRODUCTS

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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Big Island Coffee Roasters, 76 Kalanianaole St. Hilo, HI 96720

HAWAIIAN COFFEE CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS

Maragogipe Coffee Grown in Ka'u

Ka'u Cloud Maragogipe - 95pts

Big Island Coffee Roasters sent in a collaborative coffee in partnership with farmer Miles Mayne. This Ka'u Cloud Maragogipe 95pt coffee is the result of co-founder Brandon von Damitz and Mayne’s many yeast experiments over three harvest seasons. The version they landed on uses K1-v1116 yeast from Lalvin, with anaerobic fermentation for 72 hours. This uniquely composed, big-beaned Maragogipe cup is driven by notes of stone fruit, hop-like florals, resiny amber and distinct tangerine.

Co-founder Kelleigh Stewart acknowledges the challenges of working exclusively with Hawaiʻi-grown coffees, but also speaks to the opportunities it affords: “When people ask, ‘Why is Hawaiʻi coffee so expensive?’ this initiates a dialogue for deeper engagement and understanding of the supply chain. There’s so much more supply chain transparency and ethics with Hawaiʻi coffees. And the chain is much shorter because there’s little room for middle people. And a much greater percentage of the purchase price goes directly to the farmer. … So, while dealing with an ‘expensive’ product poses challenges, it’s easy for us to be proud of our farmer relationships, knowing we’re fostering an ethical, transparent supply chain. I often turn the question around and ask people, ‘Why is the rest of the world’s coffee so cheap and undervalued?’”

Learn more: Ka'u vs. Kona Coffee, Ka'u Maragogipe

Maragogipe Coffee Grown in Ka'u

Ka'u Cloud Maragogipe - 95pts

Big Island Coffee Roasters sent in a collaborative coffee in partnership with farmer Miles Mayne. This Ka'u Cloud Maragogipe 95pt coffee is the result of co-founder Brandon von Damitz and Mayne’s many yeast experiments over three harvest seasons. The version they landed on uses K1-v1116 yeast from Lalvin, with anaerobic fermentation for 72 hours. This uniquely composed, big-beaned Maragogipe cup is driven by notes of stone fruit, hop-like florals, resiny amber and distinct tangerine.

Co-founder Kelleigh Stewart acknowledges the challenges of working exclusively with Hawaiʻi-grown coffees, but also speaks to the opportunities it affords: “When people ask, ‘Why is Hawaiʻi coffee so expensive?’ this initiates a dialogue for deeper engagement and understanding of the supply chain. There’s so much more supply chain transparency and ethics with Hawaiʻi coffees. And the chain is much shorter because there’s little room for middle people. And a much greater percentage of the purchase price goes directly to the farmer. … So, while dealing with an ‘expensive’ product poses challenges, it’s easy for us to be proud of our farmer relationships, knowing we’re fostering an ethical, transparent supply chain. I often turn the question around and ask people, ‘Why is the rest of the world’s coffee so cheap and undervalued?’”

Learn more: Ka'u vs. Kona Coffee, Ka'u Maragogipe