Coffee Flavor or Flavored Coffee?
Variety is the Spice of LifeYou have heard it before, but variety really is the spice of life when it comes to the range of flavors and aromas you can experience in a single cup of coffee. The variety of coffee beans you use to brew your morning cup is one of the most important factors that determine the flavor notes you'll taste. If it has been a while since your last biology class, variety is a scientific term in the taxonomic system we use to categorize and name plants. Variety is a rank below species that differentiates groups of plants that are smaller than a species but have some similar characteristics and some that differ from the species.
Kauai Coffee VarietalsThere are more than 100 species of coffee across the world, but Arabica and Robusta are the two most prominently used to make the coffee we drink. Kauai Coffee is the largest coffee estate in the United States, with 4 million trees planted on nearly 3,000 acres of volcanic soil. We grow Arabica coffee and cultivate the following varieties on our estate:
AcaiaAcaia is a rare variety originating from Brazil and closely related to Mundo Novo. It produces a larger bean and fruit that, when roasted, has a sweet fragrance with hints of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Coffee Flavor Profile: Milk chocolate, mocha, and caramel. The finish is bright and sweet. Buy Acaia here.
Kauai Blue MountainWhen it comes to the most sought-after types of coffee worldwide, the Jamaican Blue Mountain varietal is often at the top of the list. Known for its sweet, floral taste, bright acidity, and lack of bitterness, Authentic Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is one of the rarest and most expensive coffees available. However, did you know that the Blue Mountain variety now grows in other regions around the world? In 1990 Kauai Coffee acquired the Blue Mountain Varietal from the University of Hawaii Trial plot and planted a single field for study. Once our field was established, the Kauai Blue Mountain variety was born. Coffee Flavor Profile: Smooth, mild, well-balanced with malty and fruity flavors. Buy Kauai Blue Mountain here.
Catuai (Red and Yellow)Red and Yellow Catuai make up approximately 80% of the coffee grown on the Kauai Coffee Estate. It is derived from a cross between the highly productive Mundo Novo and compact Caturra varieties, making it ideal for Kauai. Catuai produces a high fruit yield and grows well in full sun and at higher altitudes. Coffee Flavor Profile: Sweet aroma and earthy notes. Try Red Catuai today.
Mundo NovoMundo Novo coffee plants are highly productive and produce a high-quality cup. Mundo Novo originated in Brazil, and the coffee trees can grow taller than other varieties. Coffee Flavor Profile: Bold, nutty, and woody flavor notes with a smooth finish. Get Mundo Novo.
TypicaAccording to World Coffee Research, Typica is one of the most culturally and genetically important varieties of Arabica coffee in the world. It grows very well at higher altitudes and produces a larger coffee bean than some other varieties grown at Kauai Coffee. It's also the genetic origin of other well-known and loved varieties such as Jamaican Blue, Kona, and Java. Coffee Flavor Profile: Well-balanced coffee with a hint of tartness and ripe berry. Try Kauai Coffee Estate Reserve Typica
Yellow BourbonA natural mutation of Typica originating in Brazil, Yellow Bourbon is known for its high quality and high fruit yield. Flavor Profile: Sweet and floral when roasted with hints of fruit, rounding off with spice and milk chocolate.
Flavored CoffeeIf you like your coffee with a little something extra, try Kauai Coffee 100% Hawaiian Coffee with a hint of all-natural, island-inspired flavor. All of these unique offerings are Fair Trade USA™, and Rainforest Alliance™ certified and taste like paradise!
Chocolate Macadamia NutRich chocolate with toasted macadamia nut and 100% Hawaiian coffee beans makes for an authentic taste of Kauai! Buy now.
Vanilla Macadamia NutFragrant vanilla beans and toasted macadamia nuts are a match made in paradise. Try it today.
Coconut Caramel CrunchSweet, nutty caramel blended with tropical coconut and 100% Hawaiian Coffee. Add it to your cart.
Chocolate StrawberryThe warm, sweet taste of strawberry jam with a hint of milk chocolate makes this the perfect morning or afternoon dessert. Chocolate Strawberry is a limited release! Get it before it's gone.
HazelnutClassic flavored coffee with a tropical twist! Our Hazelnut coffee is smooth and delicious, with an inviting aroma and a rich, nutty flavor. Buy it now.
Salted CaramelWith all-natural flavoring, this blend is savory and sweet. The warm, sweet taste of luscious rich caramel with a hint of salt makes this the perfect morning or afternoon treat. Try it today.
Toasty Banana Nut CreamDelicious tropical banana, combined with creamy vanilla and a hint of hazelnut. Just like a slice of freshly baked Hawaiian banana bread! Order online now.
Returning soon! Hawaiian Irish CremeThe popular flavor of Irish Creme without the whisky. It is a perfect blend of creamy, nutty, mocha, and vanilla flavors! Sign up for Kauai Coffee email alerts or follow us on Instagram to know when it's back in stock! Hawaiian Irish Creme is a popular seasonal flavor and won't last long!
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