For obvious reasons, Amazon Prime Day provides the perfect excuse to buy the best Kona coffee beans on the market. A premium priced commodity at all times, this prestigious Hawaiian coffee is at least slightly more affordable on Amazon Prime Day.
But even then, it’s natural to have questions (or maybe even concerns) about the costs of the best Kona coffee beans money can buy. That’s why we’ve assembled a brief yet insightful FAQ, covering the basics of Hawaiian coffee and its main points of appeal.
If planning on placing an order for the best Kona coffee beans this Amazon Prime Day, here’s the information you need:
Yes, it is! Kona coffee differs from any other gourmet coffee in that it is not particularly complex or challenging on the palate. Instead, it’s one of the smoothest and most beautifully-balanced coffees in the world, which absolutely anyone with a taste for specialty coffee will appreciate.
The best Kona coffee Hawaii produces is expensive for the simple reason that there is very little of it to go around in the first place. A mature coffee tree typically produces around 16 lbs (7.26 kg) of coffee cherries, of which 8 lbs (3.63 kg) are needed to produce just 1 lb (0.45 kg) of Kona coffee. This means that a 2lb (0.91 kg) bag will often contain an entire tree’s worth of coffee cherries, grown exclusively in a tiny region where there’s very limited cultivation space available.
It occasionally appears on the shelves of big-box retailers, though can be of questionable quality, freshness, and uncertain origins. Always check the label carefully and verify it’s the real thing, before buying Kona coffee from a non-specialist retailer.
It’s special because it is unique, courtesy of the 100% unique climatic conditions and mineral-heavy volcanic soil in the region where it is grown. As these conditions cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world – even artificially – there is no other coffee on earth that has the same properties or points of appeal as Kona coffee.
You may have heard that Kona coffee has an elevated caffeine content, and this is technically true. On average, Kona coffee beans have a caffeine content of approximately 1.3%. By contrast, many mass-produced coffees from other regions have a caffeine content closer to 1.1%.
If you appreciate that coffee, Kona beans justify every penny of the price and more. Especially if you manage to pick up a bag at a discounted price on Amazon Prime Day, it’s an indulgence you simply have to experience to understand.
Last up, Hawaii Kona coffee is one of the smoothest and most delicately refreshing coffees you’ll ever have the pleasure to taste. Where reviews of Kona coffee mention bitterness, this is entirely to do with the beans being over-roasted or stale and nothing to do with this coffee varietal itself. Freshly roasted to perfection, Kona beans produce an incredibly delicate and delicious cup of coffee.
In case you don’t feel like waiting until the next Amazon Prime Day, you can order the best Kona coffee Hawaii produces from Hayman’s online store. At our specialty coffee store, 100% Kona coffee is available as unroasted coffee beans / raw coffee beans (for home roasting), roasted whole bean coffee, roasted ground coffee, and Nespresso®* compatible pods. Click here to order today, we offer free worldwide shipping!
* Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., unrelated to Hayman ®. Our espresso pods are not created or sold by Nespresso®.