LONG AGO
climate and volcano combined to form one of the most naturally verdant and nutrient-rich soils on earth.
COFFEE NEEDS BOTH
heat and shade to flourish. Kona basks in brillant sunshine in the morning and early afternoon.
THEN, JUST WHEN
temperatures are getting a little unfriendly afternoon clouds drift in on the easterly trade winds to
shade the coffee cherries and slow down the ripening process.
COFFEE TREES
also need lots of rainfall, but they don’t like it hanging around their roots.
Kona is one long gentle slope to the sea at the ideal angle for the soil to stay moist but not boggy.
MANY COFFEE REGIONS
share some of the same characteristics, but no other region can claim all of them.
Which is why that complex richness — simultaneously full of fruit, sweetness, and vitality — is a flavor found only in Kona.