Reserve: Kona Geisha | Carbonic Maceration
- Tasting notes: flavor saturated strawberries, raspberries, bubble gum, jasmine, cucumber, sage; vibrant and juicy
- Origin: Kona District, Big Island
Variety: Geisha, by Monarch Estate
One Roast Day Only: October 10
Please contact us to request this coffee pre-ground.
Wine-Like Kona Geisha Coffee
Carbonic maceration is a Beaujolais wine-making technique that often produces juicy, fruit-forward wines. Recently it's been experimentally practiced by coffee producers, resulting in coffees with powerful berry flavors, aromatic intensity, and sweetness.
This is an extremely rare version of an already rare coffee. Once it's out, it's out.
Geisha coffee is a variety that originated in Ethiopia, renowned for the aromatic, complex, floral, and fruit-forward profile it produces. Due to rarity and demand, Geisha coffees can reach up to $600 per lb, and retail in cafes for $9-$18/ cup.
To cultivate this rare Kona Geisha the family practices cover-cropping, composting and interplanting to protect the ecosystem and attract butterflies, bees, and pollinators to their land.
Their commitment to maintaining healthy soil and perfect harvesting has paid off in the form of their numerous awards, like earning Grand Champion in the 2018 Hawaii Coffee Association Cupping Competition, and 1st place in the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.
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
Please note: Orders may require 2-4 business days to fulfill based on order volume at the time. You may upgrade to priority shipping for faster fulfillment times.
International shipping is available to most locations via USPS, FedEx or UPS. Listed rates do not customs duties and taxes.
Up to 1 lb: $12.95
1.1- 2 lb $15.95
2.1-3 lb: $19.95
3.1-4 lb: $26.95
Over 4 lb: Please see quotes at checkout
3.1-4 lb: $35.95
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
All merchandise and non-perishable, non-coffee items may be returned or exchanged within 14 days of receipt. Please reach out to us at email@example.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.
Roasted coffees are not eligible for refund. If you choose not to
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