Welcome to Kona Tropical Farms

The combination of rich volcanic soil and Hawaiian sunshine produces one of the best coffees in the world!

To ensure absolute freshness. We only roast when an order comes in to keep it as fresh as possible.

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Keep it! Fresh! Fresh! Fresh! We Roast 100% Kona Coffee in Small Batches.

 Our commitment to roasting in small batches (3 to 9 pounds) ensures that we give the right attention to every single bean that passes through our roasting room. Our entire focus is on the color, flavor and smell of the coffee bean as it’s roasting, every single time we roast. Our dedication comes from our desire to help you savor the 100% Kona Coffee you receive from us.


WE ONLY SHIP 100% KONA COFFEE WITH IN THE UNITED STATES

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OUR SHIPPING POLICIES! We Only Ship with in the United States!

Most orders are roasted and shipped within 2-3 business days. For orders received on a Friday, we may wait until Monday to roast and ship in order to guarantee freshness.

RETURN POLICY

When you order from Kona Tropical Farms, you receive coffee that is freshly roasted just for you. We roast every order just before we ship it out. We never keep coffee sitting on a shelf, nor would we ever re-ship coffee that has been previously sent to another customer. For this reason, we do not accept returns.

KTF has 2,700 Coffee trees and 60 Mac Nut Trees

Hand Picking Coffee

Always Hand Picked with Aloha Spirit


Always Sun Dried to Perfection


Lets not forget about them Macadamia Nuts


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100% Kona Coffee Beans

Estate Kona Coffee is a specific term that means you are getting Kona Coffee that is the product of one Kona Coffee farm, never mixed with crops from other farms. Our Estate Kona is from about 900 ft. elevation, single estate farm, and a classic taste of Hawaii. With a perfect medium roast to showcase the flavor unique to the slopes of Mauna Loa in the Captain Cook area on which Kona Coffee beans are grown. In whole bean Kona Coffee, because you already know the aroma of grinding your own Kona Coffee is enough to put a smile on your face, before you even pour the water.    


  KONA COFFEE GRADING 

SYSTEM 

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IS MEANT BY THE DIFFERENT GRADES OF KONA COFFEE AND HOW THE GRADES ARE DETERMINED? 

Here is a simple explanation. Kona coffee is graded by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture based on a grading system that takes a number of factors into account, including a bean size, shape and number of defects in each bean. This grading process is done during the dry mill stage of processing Kona coffee before it is roasted. It can be very confusing to understand what the different grades are. I hope this helps so can you decide which grade is right for you. There are five primary grades of Kona coffee beans. 


PEABERRY  This is a small pea shaped bean that is actually an anomaly because it is a result of only one coffee bean developing within a coffee cherry. Typically, two Kona beans grow within the cherry and it is very rare that a Peaberry bean is found. If we are lucky, Peaberry is only 3% to 5% of the entire season’s harvest.These beans are very small in size but result in twice the flavor to create a very robust coffee.


KONA EXTRA FANCY   These Kona coffee beans are the largest variety of the Kona coffee beans, with a mild flavor and smooth palate. These beans are also rare among the Kona beans and account for about 20% of what a crop will produce. Many coffee connoisseurs consider this to be the truest form of Kona coffee.


KONA FANCY  These are also large coffee beans that are similar to Extra Fancy grade but have a bit more body but still retain a smooth consistency.


KONA NUMBER 1   These are medium sized beans with bolder body and a nutty but smooth finish. This is typically a commercial grade of Kona coffee


KONA PRIME   These are the smallest of the Kona coffee beans. While still a very nice coffee, this grade gives up some of the smoothness of the better grades are is not quite as mild. Anything smaller or with more defects than Prime grade do not meet the quality requirements to be sold as a Kona coffee and is considered off grade.


KONA SELECT   This grade is sometimes referred to as Estate grade. This grade has not been sorted and contains all of the afore mentioned grades except off graded beans.

Nothing tastes, smells and feels like 100% pure Kona coffee.

To be called 100% Kona Coffee, it must be grown on farms on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa, volcanic mountains in the Kona district on the western side of the island.All 100% Kona Coffee will have one other thing in common: it will never be available at a low price in the marketplace due to its limited supply and high cost of production. If you do see an inexpensive package of coffee labeled as Kona, it’s guaranteed to be a blend with 0% to 10% Kona, and 90% to 100% coffee from another part of the world.

What is a Kona coffee blend?

A Kona coffee blend is made by combining cheaper Colombian or Brazilian coffee with a little bit of Kona Coffee. Blending coffee is not illegal, but it does leave a bitter taste in the mouths of 100% Pure Kona Coffee farmers like ourselves.The biggest problem this creates for us is brand confusion. Companies selling Kona coffee blends can provide a product that is much cheaper than 100% Kona Coffee but still has the word Kona on the label. But remember: when you are drinking a cheaper Kona Coffee blend for one fourth the price of 100% Kona Coffee, what you are really are drinking is cheaper coffee with a few Kona beans thrown in for flavor.

Why do we sell only 100% Kona Coffee?

Because we love Kona Coffee in its purest form. At Kona Tropical Farms, we only grow, sell, roast and ship 100% Kona Coffee. As coffee farmers, our goal is to bring the best single-estate coffee we can produce from our farm to your cup.

Let's Keep it Simple Silly when Storing your Coffee

  1. Should you freeze it or just refrigerate it? Store it in jars, paper, plastic bags, fancy valve bags or 55 gallon drums? Does it really matter if it's whole bean or ground? I mean, come on. How much time do I have before my World’s Best Coffee goes stale...Really?These are questions that concern most specialty-coffee buyers.When building this page, I thought it best to use the KISS principal. You know, Keep It Simple Silly. (My Mom dislikes the word Stupid!) The issue of storage has been greatly clouded by myriad opinions and preferences from a lot of well meaning “experts”.To me, the bottom line is this; certain conditions do harm to the freshness of your coffee. These are the things you hope NOT to expose your World’s Best Coffee to, at least not until the appropriate time!
    #1. Moisture #2. Air#3. Heat#4. LightThe most direct and simple way to store your coffee without breaking any coffee snob commandments is to buy your coffee in small quantities as needed, WHOLE BEAN, and store it in an airtight canister (ceramic is best) or vacuum canister, in a cool shady spot, possibly on the counter or in the cupboard (could it be that simple?) right next to your handy dandy World’s Best Coffee grinder!
    NOTE: Now, please forgive me because I really don’t mean to beat this to death, but I would be remiss in my duties as a coffee snob trainer if I failed to... well...beat this to death. Possibly the single most important consideration for the sake of freshness and the legitimate pursuit of
    “The Perfect Cup” is buying your coffee whole bean and grinding it yourself just before brewing. Proper Coffee Storage for pre-ground coffee is practically a moot point. Clearly there is no substitute for this crucial step to getting the most out of your "World’s Best Coffee"!On the other hand, if you are perfectly fine with your pre-ground coffee and it puts a big smile on your face when you drink it,
    then kindly forget everything I just said.

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