Origin: Kona coffee
Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, hazelnut, graham cracker cookies; smooth and balanced
SMOOTH & BALANCED | DARK ROAST KONA COFFEE
For dark coffee lovers, our dark roast 100% Kona coffee – Kona Moon – comes from the same farm as our medium-light roast of Kona coffee, Kona Bloom These smooth, balanced, and sweet Kona coffee beans are unflavored and have real tasting notes of dark chocolate, hazelnut, graham cracker, and cookies.
Compared with our other dark-roast Hawaiian coffees, Kona Moon is a bit more chocolatey and smooth, while Ka’u Darkwood is spicier.
BACKGROUND: PROCESS OF REFINEMENT
After Kona Moon is milled, it undergoes three additional steps that elevate the quality and meets our expectations: optical sorting, grading, and storing in Grain-pro bags.
✓ Grading separates the Kona coffee into different sizes and removes some defects. This creates a clean consistency in the cup.
✓ Optical sorting removes remaining defects, discolored, and damaged beans.
✓ Grain-pro storage protects delicate coffee from Hawaii’s humid environment.
In addition to harvesting ripe Kona coffee cherry, these three steps separate exceptional specialty-grade Kona coffee from commodity-grade Kona coffees, which can be overly acidic or bitter. That is one among many reasons to choose specialty Kona coffees, like Kona Moon, over others.