Many people do not know that only one state in the United States grows coffee- Hawaii. The most prized coffee in Hawaii is in Hawaii Island’s Kona region. Due to many environmental factors (volcanoes, soil, weather patterns, etc.) the coffee grown in the Kona region has a superb taste. Another characteristic of this region is that most Kona coffee is grown on small family farms, many 3-5 acres.
Michael and Mary of M &M Kona Coffee epitomize all that is great about Kona coffee. Their farm is located in the heart of the Kona region, and they are in control of their coffee from planting to sending out the roasted coffee. This is what is called Estate Kona Coffee, coffee that comes only from one farm and is, therefore a “pure” coffee, not blended with other coffee. Almost without exception, the coffee you will find at a grocery store on the U.S. Mainland (including all the Starbucks, Dunkin Doughnuts, Peet’s, etc.) is coffee blended from tens if not hundreds or thousands of farms.
If you compare estate Kona coffee to wine, it would be a brand-name wine with grapes from only one farm. Most store-bought coffee is equivalent to Ernest and Julio Gallo–a hodgepodge of grapes processed to create a uniform, uninspiring taste.
We at Kona Impact are passionate about Kona coffee. Simply put, estate Kona coffee is the best coffee we know. If you want to experience the taste of excellent, high-quality gourmet coffee, order a pound or two from M & M Coffee. Be forewarned, however, that you’ll never drink low-quality store-bought coffee again.