Discover the Best Hawaiian Coffee for Every Palate

Discover the Best Hawaiian Coffee for Every Palate

Grown in unique microclimates and nutrient-rich volcanic soil, Hawaiian coffee boasts distinct flavor notes and characteristics that are celebrated worldwide. From crisp citrus and mellow florals to milk chocolate, brown sugar and molasses, there is a world of flavor and texture to explore with Hawaiian coffee. At Kauai Coffee, we take pride in cultivating our island-grown coffee in a way that cares for our people, the land, and captures the essence of our beautiful island home.

If you are new to Hawaiian coffee or a longtime fan, this guide will introduce you to our diverse selection and help you discover the best Hawaiian coffee for your unique palate and preferences. So, grab your favorite cup and let’s dive in!

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What Makes Hawaiian Coffee Special?

100% Hawaiian coffee is highly regarded and adored by coffee connoisseurs worldwide. Even though Hawaii is the only U.S. state with a thriving commercial coffee industry, Hawaiian-grown coffee is exceedingly rare and accounts for less than 0.05% of the global coffee market.

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Why Explore Hawaiian Coffees?

Exploring Hawaiian coffee is an adventure for the senses. It offers a unique opportunity to truly taste paradise and experience a range of flavors that are as diverse as the islands themselves. From the smooth and subtle Typica to the robust and exotic Kauai Blue Mountain derived from Jamaican Blue Mountain, Hawaiian coffee offers something to suit every coffee lover’s preference. 

However, when it comes to Hawaiian coffee, many coffee drinkers think of Kona coffee first. Coffees from this well-known region can be exceptional, but Hawaiian coffee aficionados know Kona is only part of the story. That is because Kona does not refer to a variety of coffee but rather a growing region on the southwest side of the Big Island.

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Much like tequila and champagne come from specific geographic regions, Kona Coffee comes from the Kona coast of Hawaii. Hawaiian coffee grown on the island of Kauai is known as Kauai Coffee. Kona, Kauai, and other origins across the state cultivate delicious and distinct varietals. Typica, Catuai, and Mundo Novo are just a few that are widely grown throughout Hawaii. So, if you love Kona Coffee, you will certainly enjoy Kauai Coffee too!

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Kauai Coffee Company

Kauai Coffee Company is an authentic Hawaiian coffee estate and Hawaii's largest coffee grower. We have been recognized as the Best Coffee Grower in Hawaii for nearly a decade in the HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards. We care for over 4 million coffee trees on 3,100 acres, making us the largest coffee grower in the United States too.

From growing the coffee to roasting and packaging, we employ sustainable, environmentally sound practices throughout every step of the process. Our 100% Kauai Coffee products have the unique distinction of being triple certified by leading sustainability, social and environmental advocates including the Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade USA and the Non GMO Project.

The Best Hawaiian Coffee for your Palate

Whether you're a dark roast lover, a medium roast enthusiast, or a specialty coffee fan, our Estate Reserve and 100% Hawaiian coffee selections are crafted from the top tier of our Kauai-grown coffee beans and include single-estate, single-varietal, and expertly roasted blends.

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Our Collections:

Estate Reserve – Chosen by our experts the Estate Reserve collection represents the finest of our 100% Kauai Coffee beans. These coffees are the top of our crop and include single varietals as well as exceedingly rare offerings such as sun dried, rum barrel aged, and specialty peaberries. 

Hawaiian Hula – These 100% Hawaiian coffees are filled with alooooooooha! The Hawaiian Hula collection captures the easygoing nature of the islands and subtle flavor nuances that distinguish Kauai Coffee. Available with and without a hint of all natural flavor added, this collection has been known to change the tune of even the staunchest coffee skeptic.

Roastmasters Choice – We’re fortunate to have deeply experienced roasters and Q graders on staff. Our Roastmasters Choice coffees are their expert creations made from blending our varietals and roasting them to perfection for a unique taste of the Garden Island you will only find at Kauai Coffee. If you want to sip and savor your coffee like a professional, start here.

Ohana Collection –the 100% Hawaiian coffees in our ‘Ohana Collection are playful, loveable, and comforting. From the jasmine notes of Aunty Aloha to the bold and buzzy Rooster Alarm you’ll love these coffees as much as the colorful characters and illustrations that adorn the bags. 

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Hawaiian Coffee for Dark Roast Lovers

The robust intensity of our dark roast selections is perfect for those who love a rich, full-bodied coffee. Try one of these fan favorites if you love bold flavor.

Poipu Estate Espresso Roast: Delicate but deep aroma, floral, with a well-rounded, full body that adds to the buttery mouthfeel. 

Rooster Alarm: An invigorating blend with notes of dark chocolate and molasses that will wake you up!

Coffee of the Month Subscription: Get dark roast delivered directly to your door! Take a monthly journey through our finest dark roasts, including seasonal varieties with a Coffee of the Month Subscription.

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For Medium Roast Enthusiasts

Discover the perfect balance of acidity and body with our medium roast coffees, ideal for those who seek an approachable and mellow cup. A few of our favorites include:

100% Hawaiian Medium Roast: Our signature 100% Hawaiian Coffee available in ground and whole bean options. Our medium roast coffee delivers a bright aroma with light floral notes, making it a perfectly balanced cup of coffee to drink day or night.

Kauai Breeze: A smooth, chocolaty coffee with a bright, nutty undertone.

Acaia: A single varietal with flavors of milk chocolate, mocha, and caramel, finishing sweet and bright.

Medium Roast Coffee of the Month: A monthly exploration of our medium roast coffees.

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For Specialty Coffee Aficionados

Experience our unique selection of specialty coffees, each offering as exquisite as a Hawaiian sunset over the Pacific.

Estate Reserve Peaberry: Bright and citrusy, our Estate Reserve Peaberry is tropical sunshine in a cup.

Rum Barrel Aged Coffee: Aged in charred oak barrels from our neighbors at Koloa Rum, this coffee features complex notes of rum, cocoa, honey, and oak.

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Explore Our Entire Collection of 100% Hawaiian Coffee

Our entire selection of 100% Hawaiian coffees is only available on our website and at our Visitor Center. From the Garden Island to your cup, we bring you an unparalleled Hawaiian coffee experience, perfectly suited to every palate. Shop online now.

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