KA'U Hawaii coffee

kau hawaii

Kau coffee is grown on the southern slopes of Mauna Loa volcano. Coffee farms in Kau average about five acres in size, and the coffee from this region has made some great showings at Coffee Cupping (professional coffee tasting) events and contests. Kau also celebrates an annual Kau Coffee Festival every spring.

Kau coffee is distinguished for its smooth taste with a distinct and very pleasant aroma. The coffee is sweet and aromatic with a nice vibrancy that displays floral notes of orchids and citrus flowers, often providing deep chocolate flavors along with cherry and coconut.

Among the notable achievements of Kau coffee is its sixth place finish in the respected annual international Cupping contest held by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). The region produces about 400,000 pounds of green coffee beans (unroasted coffee beans) annually.