There are hundreds of coffee brands out there. The different variety of coffee beans, mixed with various roasting and processing methods and additional flavorings, makes it even impossible to try all coffee brands in a lifetime. So if you looking to make coffee your usual morning drink, which would you go for? Top on your list should be Kona coffee, high quality drink!
The name Kona coffee originated from where the coffee is grown. Only the coffee beans planted on the hillside of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the Kona district of the vast Island of Hawaii can be called Kona. And you cannot find any brand with the name anywhere!
Any coffee drinker who has ever tasted kona coffee will tell you it is the BEST. Its supply is limited because it is fastidious to grow and can only do well in certain weather conditions which comprises of particular climate, soil and temperate temperatures with sunny mornings with little rainfall in the evenings.
In the market, Kona is separated by quality or the type of seed. The two basic types of beans are, Type I coffee which consists of a variety with two bean for every berry. And another type, Type II that only have one round bean per berry. Coffee made from Type I bean include Kona extra fancy, Kona fancy, Kona number 1 and Kona prime. Type II consist of Peaberry number 1 and Peaberry prime. These two Types are very hard to find and it you are lucky, you will have to spend a little more to purchase them.
Today, when you walk into shopping stores you are likely to see coffees labeled Kona blend on the shelves. These coffees are often a mixture of true Kona and more other common and easily found coffees. In the blend Kona only takes 10% of the mixture. The remainder is Brazilian, Central American, or other cheaply found beans. It is almost your choice to make when you are going for your purchase. The Hawaii state laws requires the manufactures to indicate the proportions on the labels so you as a buyer can pick what’s good for you according to your pocket. And as always, the pure type of Kona beans costs highly and they are the best.Read More