Kona coffee is one of the most coveted and renowned types of coffee in the world. Known for its rich, creamy flavor, it is a highly prized drink that has been made famous in Hawaii.
The Kona coffee plant originates from the original coffee plant, the Kona plant. Originally the plant was domesticated for the cultivation of coffee, and later coffee beans were processed further. However, today the Kona coffee plant is grown to grow and flourish for the highest quality coffee, and to produce some of the finest coffee beans available anywhere in the world.
Today there are other varieties of coffee as well, all the same great characteristics of this coffee, but there is no comparison to the exceptional flavors. Kona coffee is very aromatic and very balanced. When the aroma of this coffee wafts through the air, it smells a bit like a cross between ripe tropical fruits and spicy pine trees. It has that wonderful citrus fruit flavor with just a touch of mild spice.
Kona coffee tastes almost exactly like this aroma, but with a great deal more complexity. It is a coffee that can be highly perishable and needs to be aged in your wine bottle to mature it. It is a coffee that can also be used for blending in recipes and is often paired with other varieties of coffee.
A cup of Joe is such a refreshing and satisfying after meal treat. Best served at room temperature, or chilled in a coffee shop or espresso bar for a quick pick me up, this coffee has gained a reputation as a great coffee to keep you going on a cold winter morning, a perfect pick me up on a lazy day, or even a great substitute for breakfast on the run.
There are many types of coffee beans out there. Kona coffee is a robust dark roast, it is different than the French roast or Sumatran roasts. This type of coffee beans have more acidity and smoother mouth feel than other blends, it also tends to be less sweet, although it does come in sweeter versions.
Due to the differences between Kona and non-Kona coffees, choosing the right roast is the main difference between a great brew and a good one. If you are buying the coffee beans at the grocery store, be sure to buy them from a roastmaster who understands the differences between the different types of coffee beans. If you are buying them online, be sure to read the beans descriptions carefully, there are many shades of brown and almost any coffee can be described by just one term, taste.
So if you want a great coffee that is full bodied and complex, then Kona coffee is definitely the way to go. Nowadays, it is also becoming more available in the United States thanks to the efforts of the coffee roasters.