100% Private Reserve Kona is our best coffee!
These full-bodied, medium roast Kona coffees are superbly aromatic and smooth. Judged "best coffee" by the American Academy of Taste. Made from 100% certified Kona coffee, they are the perfect finish for your best occasion.
Blend Type: 100% Kona coffee
Grind Type: Whole bean
Roast Type: Medium roast
100% Kona Coffee in extra fancy Black Gold's coffee.
100% Kona Black Gold Coffee can be a delightful experience that lets you enjoy coffee straight from our Lava Rock roaster to your coffee mug. Consistently #1 rated for farm fresh coffee.
Kona Black Gold Extra Fancy is made up of only the largest 100% top grade Kona.
Roast Type: Dark
Bean Type: 100% certified Kona
Kona Coffee from Farmer's Choice.
Farmer's Choice are world renowned for their delicious and robust flavor. The coffee is grown in rich volcanic soil on the slopes of Hualalai, receiving beautiful sunshine in the mornings and gentle rainfall in the afternoons. The perfect greenhouse for producing the top handpicked Kona roasted to perfection; with rich smooth notes of chocolate.
Roast Type: Medium-dark
Bean Type: 100% Kona certified
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Kona Coffee “the Perfect Brew”
There are many methods for brewing a gourmet cup of the best, no single technique is always right for every brand. The method you choose for making coffee should be based on your needs and your unique preferences. Do you want a hearty dark mug of the best fresh ground for breakfast? An afternoon medium?, Or dessert medium-dark?, Do you prefer a milder arabica bean or a more commercial robusta flavor?
The Estate Quality Extra Fancy are Hand Picked.
The quality and flavor of your coffees is not only determined by the brewing process you prefer but also by the type of coffee you select. Example, what island is it from, what region of that island and what variety of tree? Fancy Premium Hualalai Kona Coffees, or is it blended with several countries, regions or varieties? Do you favor dark premium coffee, a light blend or something in between try Hualalai Estate Vanilla Mac Nut coffee or Chocolate Macadamia Nut Coffee flavors. What kind of grind have you selected? Remember to be creative; you can choose a dark roast espresso and still have it ground to be brewed in a drip system.
But no matter how you choose to make your 100% kona coffee brands, there are guidelines to follow which will give you the finest cup of coffee possible. To optimize the quality of every cup you prepare, fine-tune your brewing routine by incorporating these suggestions.
Coffee Brewers Guide “How to Guide”
The Kona brew Machine or Mechanism
Make sure that your brew machine is thoroughly cleaned after each use by rinsing it with clear, hot water and drying it with an absorbent towel (using any chemicals is not recommended). Check that no grounds have been left to collect on any part of the equipment and that there is no build-up of caffeine oils. Such residue can impart a bitter, rancid flavor to future cups of your coffee. We do recommend periodic equipment replacement for safety.
The Kona Coffee
Purchase coffees soon after it's been roasted or as possible; the top coffees are green till you order (5 custom roasters “same day or next day” coffee). Fresh roasted is essential to a superb cup of island Java, purchasing your Kona coffee in small batches; only as much as you can use in a given period of time. Ideally for results you should purchase whole Kona coffees fresh every 1-2 weeks.
The Grind – Course or fine
If you purchase whole coffees and we recommend you do, always grind your Kona coffee as close to the brew time as possible. A burr or mill grinder is preferable because all of the ground to a consistent size. A blade grinder is less preferable because the grind is often uneven. If your are normally using coffees at home with a blade grinder, try having it ground at the coffee store with a burr grinder. The difference may be a surprise!
“Size Does Matter!”
Do not underestimate the importance of the size of the pieces to the taste. If your coffee tastes bitter, it may be over-extracted, or ground too fine. On the other hand, if your best tastes flat, it may be under-extracted, meaning that it's ground is too coarse. Tell the professionals where you purchase your (Custom roast kona coffees and custom grinds here) exactly how you will be brewing it. For example, will you be using a plunger pot? A flat drip filter or maybe A cone drip filter, A gold mesh filter? They will grind it specifically for the preparation method you have chosen and the equipment you use.
Kona Coffee Test
Before using the coffee, try rubbing some of the grounds between your fingers so that you can ‘feel’ the size become acquainted with the differences in size. Never reuse your coffees. Once brewed, the desirable flavors have been extracted and only the bitter undesirable ones are left.
Even the Water adds flavor
Use filtered or bottled water without salts, if your tap is not good or imparts a strong odor, such as chlorine. If you are using the tap let it run a few seconds before filling your pot. Be sure to always use cold. Do not use distilled or softened. If you are not sure about your water; boiling for 20 minutes will eliminate most salts – metals that may assault your Kona coffee's flavor.
Ratio of ground beans to Water
Use the proper ground amount of coffee for every six ounces of water that is actually brewed, remembering that some is lost to evaporation in certain brewing methods. A general guideline is 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground coffees for every six ounces of liquid. This can be adjusted to suit individual taste preferences. Be sure to check the ‘cup’ lines on your brewer to see how they actually measure. If the brew isn’t bright enough; try dark roast coffee as it is bold with brighter hints of chocolate.
Temperature when Brewing Coffees
Your brewer should maintain a water temperature between 195 – 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction. Colder water will result in flat, under-extraction, while too hot will also cause a loss of quality in your coffee. If you are brewing your coffee manually, let the it come to a full boil, but do not over-boil. Turn off the heat source and allow the water to rest a minute (60 seconds) before pouring it over the grounds.
Coffee Brewing Time
The amount of time that the liquid is in contact with the grounds is another important factor affecting the taste of your coffee. In a drip system, the contact time should be approximately 5 minutes. If you are making your beans using a plunger pot, the contact time should be 2-4 minutes. Espresso, as the name implies, means that the time is short—the coffee are in contact with the liquid for only 20-30 seconds. If the taste of your coffee is not optimal, it is possible that you are either over-extracting (the time is too long) or under-extracting (the time is too short) for your coffee. Experiment with the contact time until you can make a cup of coffee that suits your tastes perfectly.
Brewed Kona coffees should be enjoyed immediately!
Pour it into a pre-warmed mug or cup so that it will maintain its temperature as long as possible. Brew begins to lose its optimal taste moments after brewing so only Grind as much coffee as will be consumed immediately. If it will be a few minutes before it will be served, the temperature should be maintained at 180 – 185 degrees Fahrenheit. It should never be left on an electric burner for longer than 15 minutes because it will begin to develop a burned taste. If the coffee not to be served immediately after brewing, they should be poured into a warmed, insulated thermos and used within the next 45 minutes. After ground Coffees have Been Brewed;
Assisting you in your choice, the following are useful steps or practices picking the coffee.
#1 RULE: Never reheat.
Kona Coffees - How to Guide.
Kona Coffee Guide “How to Pick Guide”
Although there are many unique types of kona available, essentially there are two main species of plant, from where the come. Arabica, which is believed to have originated in Kefa and is the oldest known whereas canephora (robusta), which is thought to originate in Uganda and grows in harsh climates where arabica will normally produces cherries. Generally, of the two, arabica beans is seen by connoisseurs as being the better choice, while canephora is generally used in branded commercial coffees.
Many coffee lovers are particular about where they buy their coffee. Knowing something about the different regions of the coffee growing world is critical if you want to be taken seriously among the serious drinkers. For example, Brazil exports the most in the world, and Colombian is used by many commercial companies, but many of the world’s bean lovers prefer the coffee from Hawaii.
In order to enhance your experience you need to select the coffees that have been roasted the best. However, you want to make sure that the coffee you pick has been recently roasted. As such, before you decide which one to buy, make sure you ask the sales person how long ago it was roasted. If it was more than a couple of days or so ago, you should probably avoid it.
Roasting the Kona Coffees
The way in which a coffee is roasted has an impact on the overall flavor of the brew. Knowing the different roasting procedures will help you to select not only fresh roasted coffee. Generally they are either medium or dark roasted, so make sure you ask before buying.
Don’t buy because others tell you what you must like this or that. Drinking it is a deeply personal experience. Eventually there is a coffee out there for each of us. So, trust your instincts about the taste you like and once you have made up your mind whether your preferred choice is a mild, full-bodied, floral-tasting, nutty, winy, etc., just go with it. Obviously feel free to experiment with other coffees, but savor the pleasure of the Coffee you love.
Enjoy Your Coffee!
A finely prepared cup should be enjoyed as it is brewed. Take a moment to smell the aroma. Take a sip and notice your coffee’s flavor. How does it compare to other commercial coffees with regard to body, acidity and balance? If coffee is new to you, notice how it is different. If it is what you normally drink, note the degree of Souvenirs Hawaii gourmet freshness or how simple changes in preparation affect the gourmet cup’s flavor. Aloha!
Note: All organic and natural nutrients are utilized for Kona Coffees that are grown on the Black Gold Estate, furthermore we make no claim to be an organic estate.