Each season we spread some aloha by sharing our award winning 100% Kona coffee with our friends at Ispirare Coffee. This year, they made a fantastic video with a few quick facts about 100% Kona coffee. You can watch the video by clicking here.
Here at Hawaiian Queen Coffee we have been working closely with Amarre Merchandise, LLC to bring our 100% Kona Private Reserve Coffee to Amazon. Our goal is to provide the same freshly roasted, award winning 100 % Kona coffee with the added benefit of a trusted partner in Amazon.
You can find it by searching for Hawaiian Queen Coffee in Amazon or by using the following link: Shop Now!
Now you can use the convenience and security of shopping with Amazon to enjoy a taste of Hawaii. What could be better?
A recent presentation given by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Quality Assurance Division (HDOA) at the Hawaii Coffee Association’s annual conference revealed the coffee certification and grading statistics for the 2018-2019 season. At Hawaiian Queen Coffee we have every single bean of our 100% Kona coffee independently certified for origin and grade (quality) by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. This is a voluntary quality control procedure that many farms in Hawaii decline to participate in due to the stringent requirements.
The highest grade of 100% Kona coffee is Extra-Fancy. According to the report given by the HDOA, the Extra-Fancy crop was just 1% of the total coffee submitted for certification statewide during the 2018-2019 season. Our Hawaiian Queen Coffee farm certified 16.7% of our total crop as Extra-Fancy during the same period.
The second highest grade of 100% Kona coffee is Fancy. According to the report given by the HDOA, the Fancy crop was just 1.4% of the total coffee submitted for certification statewide during the 2018-2019 season. Our Hawaiian Queen Coffee farm certified 18.5% of our total crop as Fancy during the same period.
The third highest grade of 100% Kona coffee is No. 1 (misleading isn’t it?). According to the report given by the HDOA, the No. 1 crop was 10.5% of the total coffee submitted for certification statewide during the 2018-2019 season. Our Hawaiian Queen Coffee farm certified 17.4% of our total crop as No. 1 during the same period.
The lowest grade of 100% Kona coffee is Prime. According to the report given by the HDOA, the Prime crop was 69.5% of the total coffee submitted for certification statewide during the 2018-2019 season. Our Hawaiian Queen Coffee farm certified just 33.4% of our total crop as Prime during the same period.
Peaberry is a rare special grade of 100% Kona coffee. According to the report given by the HDOA, the Peaberry crop was just 0.8% of the total coffee submitted for certification statewide during the 2018-2019 season. Our Hawaiian Queen Coffee farm produced 4.5% of our total crop as Peaberry during the same period.
We have been able to achieve such quality coffee through rigorous sustainable farming practices and maintaining very high quality control standards. A large amount of the Hawaii coffee industry does not submit any coffee for certification. There are many farms that are accurately labeling the grade of their coffee although it is not being certified by the HDOA. There are also many other farms that are mislabeling and marketing their coffee as Extra-Fancy or Fancy although it only meets the standard for Prime.
Is the coffee you are drinking certified by the HDOA? Does it truly meet the standard for Extra-Fancy? Is the Peaberry independently inspected for quality control? Be careful of deceptive labeling! Drink our certified 100% Kona coffee and taste the difference in every cup!
“This is a special coffee from Hawaiian Queen Coffee, who is both the farmer & the roaster of the coffee… The coffees are grown on the volcanic soils of Hawaii, and typically roasted at the farm, which is unique in the coffee world.”
“This is a Peaberry Kona and it’s an extremely rare coffee, with Peaberry Kona representing only 5% of the Kona Harvest. A Peaberry coffee bean is a bean that doesn’t break into two halves, it’s a naturally occuring mutation where the bean grows around two-thirds full. The beans are pulled from the regular harvest, because their smaller size packs more flavor… which might make a great gift for one of your coffee loving friends.”
“As an espresso it was creamy and smooth, but finished with a darker flavor. A very unique flavor…”
“This would be considered the coffee drinker’s coffee, it’s smooth and flavorful with the classic full flavor of a great coffee. It had a nice balance of acidity, some chocolate, and again a really rich feel.”
Since its inception in 1970 the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival has sought to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s nearly 200-year coffee heritage. The Festival features 10 days of festivities honoring pioneers, farmers, artisans & coffee! The annual Kona coffee harvest that has sustained Kona’s agricultural community for nearly 200 years is celebrated every November. The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii, honors Kona’s cultural heritage and recognizes the accomplishments of Kona coffee pioneers, farmers and artisans.
In 2014, Hawaiian Queen Coffee took 1st Place in the annual Kona Coffee Cupping Competition, Crown division for the second consecutive year. We thank you all for your support and seek to continue to offer the consistent champion grade 100% Kona coffee we have become known for.