Beyond Brews and Bites: Kauai Coffee Pairing with Books, Movies, and Songs

Beyond Brews and Bites: Kauai Coffee Pairing with Books, Movies, and Songs

Hawaii is not just a breathtakingly beautiful island chain; it's a muse that has captivated the hearts of novelists, filmmakers, and musicians alike. Its rugged landscapes and unique culture have inspired countless artists from the islands and beyond to capture its essence in their works and share it worldwide. 

In much the same way, Kauai Coffee captures the essence of the Garden Island, offering 100% Hawaiian coffees with unique flavors as memorable as Kauai itself. With this guide, we invite you to go beyond the tradition of pairing coffee with food and treats and enjoy pairing our sensational sips with books, movies, and music that share a connection to this enchanting place.

Let's dive into these curated coffee pairings that promise to blend the rich taste of Kauai Coffee with the vibrant spirit of Hawaii-inspired art, artists, and storytelling.

kauai coffee polihale sunset with a book and a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

Sip on Sunset with a Novel Set in Hawaii

Our Polihale Sunset Coffee is a delicious blend of medium and dark roasted beans. It perfectly balances malty cocoa notes with subtle hints of vanilla bean and bright acidity. The coffee is as luxurious as a Hawaiian sunset, making it an ideal companion for a deep, enriching reading session.

Popular Reads with Hawaii Ties

Immerse yourself in the lush settings of Hawaii with these captivating novels:

  • The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings: Explore complex family dynamics against the stunning backdrop of Hanalei as depicted in both the novel and its movie adaptation.
  • Moloka'i and Honolulu by Alan Brennert: These novels offer a profound look into the history and heartache of Hawaii's past, providing a deep narrative and rich characters to complement your coffee.
  • Hula: A Novel by Jasmin Iolani Hakes: This recent novel offers beautiful, generational storytelling, ideal for enjoying alongside the rich notes of your Kauai Sunrise.
  • The Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway: Dive into this inspiring true story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and their quest for Olympic glory. This underdog tale pairs beautifully with the triumphantly vibrant flavors of our coffee.
  • Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport: Part family saga, part historical fiction with a dash of magical realism and a coffee farm setting. 
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Bring on the Action and Adventure with Big Braddah

Big Braddah is a robust coffee with sweet fruit notes, balanced acidity, and a syrupy mouthfeel. Its full body yet soft character makes it the perfect match for action-packed flicks with a side of buddy comedy.

Action-Packed Flicks Filmed on Kauai

Grab your cup of Big Braddah and settle in for these fun and thrilling movies with scenes shot on Kauai:

  • Hobbs and Shaw: When it comes to movie night, there's nothing better than fast cars and dynamic duos. Speed through Kauai's lush landscapes with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Idris Elba, and Jason Statham.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: Curl up with a cup and join Indiana Jones in his timeless adventures. The opening scene and daring airplane escape were filmed on the Wailua River. 
  • Jurassic World and Jurassic Park: Experience the awe of dinosaurs roaming the island jungles with a big, bold brew. 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Sail the high seas with Captain Jack Sparrow in an adventure that brings mermaids and magic to the South Shore of Kauai.
  • Tropic Thunder: Enjoy this satirical comedy set against the rugged backdrop of Kauai's mountains with a pleasantly bold blend. 
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Sweet Tones and Tunes

Kauai Blue Mountain offers a smooth, malty flavor with fruity notes and a bright aftertaste. The subtle complexity of flavors echoes the melodic intricacies of island-inspired tunes. Pair your Kauai Coffee with these classic and contemporary masterpieces. 

  • Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley: A classic that captures the romantic spirit of Hawaii.
  • Deep in an Ancient Hawaiian Forest - Makana: Feel the deep roots of Hawaiian culture with this hauntingly beautiful tune.
  • Hanohano Hanalei - Alfred Alohikea: Celebrate the traditional sounds of Kauai with this classic.
  • If Ever - Paula Fuga with Jack Johnson and Ben Harper: A modern collaboration that feels like a gentle island breeze.
  • Island Style - John Cruz: A laid-back tune perfect for a relaxing coffee break.
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: This medley is a soulful serenade that pairs wonderfully with the delicate flavors of our coffee.
  • True Colors (Kou' ano Ku'i'o) - Anuhea: A refreshing cover of the Cyndi Lauper classic with an infusion of Hawaiian words and phrases. 
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Perfectly Paired Coffee

Whether you're curling up with a good book, watching an exhilarating movie, or relaxing to the melodic tunes of island-inspired music, Kauai Coffee is the perfect companion. Visit to shop online and ship any of our unique 100% Hawaiian coffees directly to your door. 

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