What Make Kona Coffee Special?
It is harvested by means of the hands ensuring only the finest green coffee beans.
The berries will turn red in color if it is ready to harvest, dried in the huge terraces, and then it is pulp off to eliminate the outer covering of the Kona beans.
After the sorting method, they will undergo the coffee roasting procedure to the coffee roaster equipments and sealed into a container to maintain its freshness.
The Kona beans are categorized in relation to the type of seed.
The Type I beans comprises two beans for each cherry, oval on one side and flat on the other while the Type II beans includes a single round bean for each cherry, otherwise referred to as peaberry.
Advance grading of these two types of Kona beans depends on content, size, moisture and size and purity of bean type. The Type I kona coffee grades are Kona Fancy, Kona Extra Fancy, Kona Prime, Kona Number 1 and Kona Select.
On the other hand, the Type II Kona coffee grades are Peaberry Prime and Peaberry Number 1. There is also a much lower Kona grade classified as Number 3 which cannot officially be labeled as Kona.
The distribution is limited for this exceptional coffee for the reason that it is pernickety to grow and must cover the exact combination of soil and climate as well as mild evening temperatures with warm morning and enough afternoon precipitation to grow well.
This strict ways to grow Kona beans makes it exclusive in the market.
And that is the reason why Kona coffee is very expensive. So much so, that most blends only put in a small of it. A coffee is certified Kona as long as it has 10% and that is why you see plenty of 10% Kona labeled at supermarket.
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