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What Does Kona Coffee Taste Like?

Single Origin Kona Coffee from Hawaii


If coffee is an inseparable part of your daily routine, then we’re sure word (if not the whiff) of the world-famous Kona Coffee would have wafted to you by now. A product unique to the elevated slopes of Hawaii, Kona Coffee is known for a combination of flavor, aroma, texture and aftertaste that no coffee on earth has the beans to match.


So what exactly does Kona coffee taste like? That’s about as easy a question to answer as “How fast does a Ferrari feel?” or “How exotic is Santorini Island in Greece?” Since it’s a tad inconvenient for you to journey on a whim to the islands of Hawaii for a sip of the world-famous Kona Coffee (the only place in the world where Kona coffee is cultivated), we’re going to do our best to bring the flavor of Kona Coffee to you. Minus the cup, of course. But before we get to the taste, let’s get to the roots of Kona coffee.


How does Kona Coffee get its scintillating flavor?


Kona beans are sourced from coffee plants that thrive in the rich volcanic slopes of Hawaii’s Hualalai and Mauna Loa Mountains.

Apart from a deeply nourishing soil that doesn’t ever run out of nutrients, Kona beans also benefit from an optimal combination of rain, shine, breeze and humidity.


The altitude also ensures there isn’t too much rain to wash away the flavor of the beans, which is usually the case with common varieties grown on lower ground farms around the world. This is why the unique sweetness of Kona beans comes through stronger than most other coffees.


Kona coffee also has a higher caffeine content because of the elevated levels at which it’s grown. This is because there’s less oxygen at higher altitudes to break down the chlorophyll content in Kona coffee leaves which leads to a darker roast and therefore, stronger taste.


So, what would a cup of Kona Coffee taste like?


Kona coffee will give you a nutty taste, medium effervescence, a semi-sweet flavor, soft coffee notes that will fill your palate with a bright feeling, and a very smooth finish that will not cause any bitter aftertaste. Tempted?


The roast also determines your taste of Kona coffee

Like other coffees, Kona coffee too comes in a choice of roasts. No matter which roast you choose, a cup of Kona coffee will lead you to an unforgettable experience.


Dark roast

Unlike the ‘consistently’ bitter dark roasts that fill up your cup at your preferred coffee chain, a Kona dark roast introduces your tastebuds to a slow rush of unique flavors. Flavors that aren’t accompanied by the usual bitter, burnt taste of a conventional dark roast.


Medium roast

The Kona medium roast is less acidic and sweeter in nature than its darker cousin. The aroma too is as unique as the taste and gives you a whiff that will not part ways with your senses in a hurry.


Light roast

Turn down the intensity of your Kona beans and yet another signature fusion of flavors waits to first surprise and then completely take over you.


The flavorful world of Kona Coffee


If you’re game for a little experimentation, the world’s most extraordinary coffee will play along. Here are some of the flavors of Kona Coffee.


  • Toasted Coconut, 10% Kona Blend Coffee
  • Vanilla Macadamia, 10% Kona Blend Single Serve Coffee Pods
  • Chocolate Macadamia, 10% Kona Blend Coffee
  • Honey Macadamia, 10% Kona Blend Coffee
  • Vanilla Crème Brulee, 10% Kona Blend Coffee
  • White Chocolate Strawberry, 10% Kona Blend Coffee
  • Hazelnut, 10% Kona Blend Coffee
  • Eggnog, 10% Kona Blend Coffee


Experience the charm of 100% Kona Coffee Single Origin today!


We’re Social Brew, an e-commerce coffee company that loves to spread the flavor of the world’s best gourmet and specialty coffees into the lives and routines of coffee lovers like you. So, if you’re ready to discover the unique taste of 100% Kona Coffee Single Origin Coffee, we’ll be more than happy to help you.


We’d also like to share that, we use the proceeds from the coffee you buy from us to help victims of human trafficking in rebuilding their lives. So, every time you visit Social Brew to make a purchase, we make sure the goodness of our specialty coffees goes beyond your cup.