Taste Paradise with Tropical Coffee from Kauai

Taste Paradise with Tropical Coffee from Kauai

Coffee comes from a tropical plant. Therefore, it is not surprising that many bright and flavorful notes associated with tropical ingredients are found in coffee. Tropical coffee like ours also pairs exceptionally well with a hint of added island flavor! From the naturally tart and citrusy notes in our Estate Reserve Peaberry to our perfectly balanced Coconut Caramel Crunch, let us introduce you to some of our 100% Hawaiian coffees that taste like paradise. 

a rainbow arches across the kauai coffee farm

Where Does Coffee Get its Tropical Taste?

A tropical flavor typically refers to a flavor profile associated with fruits and ingredients commonly found in tropical regions. These flavors are often described as sweet, fruity, and sometimes tangy or tart and include flavors like banana, coconut, guava, mango, papaya, passionfruit, and pineapple.

In the context of coffee, tropical flavors can refer to the notes and undertones present in the coffee beans, which can be influenced by factors such as the soil, altitude, and climate in which the beans were grown. For example, Kauai Coffee grows in fertile volcanic soil. Little is known about why volcanic soil affects the flavor and characteristics of agricultural products grown in it, but just as grapes grown in volcanic soil produce distinct wine, the same is true for coffee. 

One reason may be the porous nature of volcanic soil, which allows water to wash over coffee roots relatively easily and quickly. Another could be the amount of iron oxide in the soil, which gives Kauai dirt its brilliant red hue and is an essential soil nutrient known to increase plant growth and yield.

red and green kauai coffee cherries on the tree

Naturally Tropical Coffee

Coffee flavor, or flavored coffee, that is the question – and often the source of some confusion when it comes to coffee tasting. 

Like wine or whisky, the flavors you can taste in a high-quality, single-origin cup of coffee comes from where it is grown, the variety of the bean, how it is processed, roasted, and brewed. 

This is because coffee contains thousands of complex chemical compounds that produce many different flavors when manipulated by environmental factors, time, and temperature. So, you may taste fruity, nutty, acidic, bitter, sweet, or sour notes in our unique varietals and Estate Reserve coffees, which are natural characteristics intrinsic to the bean. 

kauai coffee peaberry with bright and citrusy flavor notes

Bright and Citrusy Coffee

Coffee is an inherently acidic beverage with a broad range of natural tasting notes and bright flavors. Try one of these Estate Reserve coffees with naturally citrusy notes brewed just the way you like it for an authentic taste of paradise.


First, our Kauai Coffee Estate Reserve Peaberry is a favorite for its bright and sweet taste. Our peaberry beans are precisely sorted, ensuring that only the highest quality beans make it into your cup. The medium roast Peaberry has a sweet fragrance and hints of lemon. The acidity carries through into the long finish for a rousing cup of coffee brimming with tropical sunshine.

Kauai Breeze

Like a perfect beach day, Kauai Breeze is smooth and easygoing. Its plush mouthfeel has subtle hints of chocolate, and a delicately bright acidity shines through the nutty undertones.

kauai blue mountain coffee

Ripe and Juicy Flavor Notes

Big Braddahs

Our Big Braddahs coffee has a rich aroma with hints of sweet fruit, a balanced acidity, and a syrupy mouth feel. Part of our 'Ohana Collection, Big Braddahs coffee is full-bodied with a soft side and comes in a bag with an adorable artist-created label. 

Kauai Blue Mountain

For those who prefer a more delicate and subtle coffee, we recommend trying Kauai Blue Mountain. This coffee has a unique, well-balanced malty flavor with fruity undertones. Kauai Blue Mountain is the ultimate expression of island-grown coffee with a smooth, mild, and pleasantly bright aftertaste. Kauai Blue Mountain is perfect for those who appreciate the subtle nuances of a well-crafted cup of coffee.


Kauai Coffee's Typica Medium Roast is a delightful medium-bodied coffee that is perfect for those who enjoy flavorful well-balanced coffee with a hint of tartness. Medium roast Typica is sweet toned with a delicately complex flavor, influenced by lingering hints of sweet berry.

100% hawaiian coffee with a hint of tropical flavor

Subtly Enhanced Tropical Flavor 

If you like your coffee with something extra, Kauai Coffee has an extensive collection of 100% Hawaiian Coffee with a hint of all-natural, island-inspired flavor added. These unique offerings are Fair Trade USA™ and Rainforest Alliance™ certified and taste like paradise!

Coconut Caramel Crunch

One sip of our Kauai Coconut Caramel Crunch will instantly transport you to paradise! Made with 100% Hawaiian coffee and a hint of all-natural coconut and caramel flavor, this coffee is a delectable treat you can enjoy anytime.  

Chocolate and Vanilla Macadamia Nut

Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts are a popular gift from the islands. We've mixed that classic combination with 100% Hawaiian coffee for a tropical coffee that can't be beaten! Shop online to get Chocolate Macadamia Nut delivered directly to your door. Looking for something a little more sweet and subtle? Try Vanilla Macadamia Nut for a tropical goody you can indulge in every morning.  

Toasty Banana Nut Cream

If you've had the opportunity to visit Hawaii, you know the joy of seeing a roadside fruit stand stocked with a bounty of fresh tropical fruit and baked goods. Almost nothing tastes as delicious as warm banana bread procured from a fruit stand and enjoyed on a cool and breezy island morning. Our Toasty Banana Nut Cream coffee is an ode to that simple pleasure and a deliciously tropical coffee you won't find anywhere else. 

kauai coffee apple cinnamon malasada

Apple Cinnamon Malasada

Plump, pillowy malasadas are Portuguese donuts and an island delicacy you can find at bakeries throughout Hawaii. Often stuffed with luscious cream, fruit, or taro, Malasadas are a celebratory treat often enjoyed at festivals, school carnivals, and more. Our Apple Cinnamon Malasada Coffee is a seasonal springtime release that sells out quickly. So, get Apple Cinnamon Malasada before it's too late! 

Taste Paradise, Shop Online Now

At Kauai Coffee, we take pride in our premium 100% Hawaiian coffees and the unique flavors cultivated on our farm and enhanced by our roastmasters. Whether you prefer a bold and robust coffee or a delicate and nuanced cup, we have a coffee for you. Head to our online store to shop and taste paradise today. 

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