The Hawaiian Kona Coffee is very flavorful and full-bodied, with a mellow straightforward character. This coffee has a delicious, lively, floral-fruity taste that consistsof jasmine, bright citrus, tart cherries andsweeter caramel. This specific Kona Coffee is fancy-grade, 100% Pure Kona Coffee that is grown on Aloha Farms. Certifications: Kosher Certified State of Hawaii Certified Flavor Notes:Floral-Fruits, Jasmine, Bright Citrus, Tart Cherry,andSweet Caramel Processing:Washed Process Roast:Medium Roast Additional Information: Farm: Aloha Farms Microlot Single Origin Coffee History and Processing: Hawaiian Kona Coffee is made up of vibrantly tasting gourmet coffee beans. This coffee is grown on the dark volcanic lava rock slopes of Kona, the district from which the beans get their name, located on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The islands coffee trees are protected from strong winds and excessive sun by two volcanoes, the active Mauna Loa volcano and the neighboring extinct Mauna Kea volcano. Located on the Kona Hawaiian coast, at an ideal 1,500 to 2,000 feet above sea level, Kona coffee growers recognize this area of the islands as having pristine growing conditions for gourmet coffee beans. Coffee grown in Kona is… particularly unique due to the diurnal cycle of bright sunny mornings, humid rainy afternoons with cool rolling mist from the seas, and mild nights that create perfect growing conditions for exotic plants to prosper. The coffee trees thrive on the volcanic rocky land and flourish in the mild frost-free temperatures. The soil actually consists of broken chunks of well-packed volcanic lava and drains water more efficiently than other soils. This allows the process of feeding the coffee trees to be highly effective without excessively soaking them. The unique growing conditions not only provide rich flavors for this fine gourmet coffee, but also, for unexplained scientific reasons, maintain the Hawaiian Kona coffee plants free of disease. As the crops mature, the yield per acre is much greater than other coffee-growing areas. Though the amount of acreage devoted to coffee production is small, the yield per acre is three to four times the amount of coffee beans produced on Latin American coffee farms. Coffee trees in the Kona Region typically bloom after the dry winters, and are harvested in autumn. Produced on family-run farms since the turn of the century, Kona coffee beans are handpicked and sorted to ensure their superior tastes and unique quality. With such a mild tropical year-round climate, ideal soil demographics, and plentiful of shade covering from hot afternoon sunlight, the favorable surroundings of the island in conjunction with the ample care towards the crops, produce sweet flavors in the coffee that are low in bitter acids and consistently delight those who consume it.Read more Certifying Authenticity: Hawaiian Kona Coffee is one of the most sought out coffees in the world. Coffee cultivated in the North and South districts of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is the only crop that can truly be called Kona Coffee. Most Kona coffees sold in todays global markets are not 100% Pure Hawaiian Kona Coffee, but instead are actually Kona blends. Kona coffee blends can contain as little as 1-10% pure Kona coffee beans. Most of the Hawaiian Kona coffee sold is actually a blend with mystery beans from Africa, Central or South America, or Southeast Asia. State and Federal labeling laws demand full disclosure of origin, but this is often ignored. Most Kona coffee drinkers worldwide have no idea that what they are drinking is a coffee containing 95% or more of something other than pure Kona coffee. To ensure that consumers purchase 100% Authentic Kona Coffee, they should only buy their beans from reputable suppliers with direct connections to actual Hawaiian Kona coffee farms. Volcanica Hawaiian Kona Fancy Coffee is 100% pure without any added blends and is sourced from Aloha Farms located in Hawaii.