Puna Theobroma | Cacao Infused Puna Coffee

Grind: Whole Bean
Size: 10 oz. $27.00
  • Tasting notes: dark chocolate, cocoa powder, red wine, nut butter & floral sandalwood
  • Origin: Puna District, Big Island
  • Roast: medium dark

"Powerfully cocoa and floral toned... the mouthfeel full and syrupy. Surprisingly sweet in the finish with persistent chocolate and guava notes.” - Coffee Review, 2017

The concept behind this coffee began in 2013, when we first stumbled upon a nearby abandoned chocolate plantation and gathered enough cacao to try our first fermentation. We quickly realized that properly fermenting cacao is both complicated and heavily reliant on circumstances that weren't in our favor (having a large mass of beans, fermenting at lower elevations, etc). Despite the rough fermentation, the roasted, wild-harvested Hawaiian cacao smelled amazing: deep, floral, strong, and creamy. Instead of trying to conch, temper and consume 20 pounds of astringent cacao, we opted to stash the fragrant mass in a burlap bag of green Puna coffee.

The roasted cacao (Theobroma cacao) and green coffee cured together for a series of months before we separated the two and roasted the coffee alone. The outcome was a Hawaiian coffee with exquisite hints of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, nut butter and red wine mingling with the floral, sandalwood character of our Puna coffee. The suffusion works because green coffee is porous and absorbent; it's been known to soak in aromas from wine barrels, cement floors, gas stations and, now, cacao. And so began the annual tradition, and popular seasonal item, which has both helped us improve our cacao fermentation techniques and created a new product in our line of Hawaiian coffees. We hope you enjoy this limited, seasonal coffee. Try it in your french press, espresso machine, mokka pot, or Aeropress for best results.

Please note: This beverage is 100% coffee. No residual chocolate remains, and no flavorings are added.

DOMESTIC U.S. SHIPPING RATES

Free shipping on orders over $79 to all U.S. states. 
Orders under $79 ship via USPS for $6.95.

DELIVERY TIMELINES & EXPEDITED RATES

  • Standard: Delivery is expected 5 - 8 business days after your order is placed. We may choose FedEx or USPS carriers, depending on your location.
  • Fastest: 2 - 4 business days: $25.50*

* Upgraded and expedited shipping may be purchased at the time of checkout. This prioritizes your shipment in the queue.

ROAST DATES

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

We cannot ship packages on Saturdays or Sundays.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES

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

Hawaii to the South & Central America*
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

* Please note that customs and duties are displayed at checkout.

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.

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.

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.

RETURN INFORMATION 

Our policy for packages that have been received lasts 5 days. If 5 days have gone by since receiving your package, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

If your order has not been received, or has been lost by the carrier, please contact us immediately for assistance, including a refund, reshipment or help with tracking your package.

All merchandise and non-perishable, non-coffee items may be returned or exchanged within 5 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. 

RETURN ADDRESS

Big Island Coffee Roasters, PO BOX 400, Mountain View, HI 96771

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