Visiting an Award Winning Kona Coffee Farm – Tour and Tasting
I tasted my first cup of Hawaiian Kona Coffee about 15 years ago. It was grown, fresh roasted and ground, and brewed for me at a family run boarding house. It was an etherial experience. When you’re in Kona Hawaii, enjoy the local flavour and richness of an estate grown cup of 100% Kona Coffee fresh from the source. Its a simple pleasure!
The region known as Kona on Hawaii’s big island has been synonymous with superb coffee for more than 150 years. Steep volcanic hillsides and a microclimate of sunny mornings and cloudy afternoons create the perfect conditions for cultivating smooth, sweet-flavoured beans. Travel up a road that seems not to be street legal, along the way you pass a lot of coffee farms, but when you finally reach Buddha’s Cup in Holualoa, you’ve reached the top of the road.
I found out about Buddha’s Cup Kona Coffee at the end of my exquisite dinner at ULU Grill, where it was featured on the dessert menu.
Tasting Notes for Buddha’s Cup Kona Coffee :
Aromatics: Rich, intense, sweet, very clean. Flavours of lime, citrus, caramel, clear clean finish, transparent, sparkling acidity, perfectly balanced.
Buddha’s Cup is an award winning Single Estate Grown, 100% Kona Coffee. The Kona Coffee beans are hand selected and sun dried.
The coffee trees are planted under native Hawaiian ‘ōhi‘a trees and amongst other flora; macadamia, avocados, banana, and citrus. In addition to the benefits of biodiversity, and sustainability, the coffee flavour is influenced by this environment.
It’s also an informal dog sanctuary. Brown Dog (his name is really ‘Brown Dog’) forages for his daily avocados around the plantation. Lucky dogs!
Buddha’s Sanctuary represents five coffee labels and their Ohana have won more awards than any other coffee company in the State of Hawaii.
Call or email ahead to schedule a tour of the Buddha’s Sanctuary Kona Coffee farm and visit to their Farm Store/Kona Coffee Tasting Room. Thank you Sarah for the tasting and great tour!
78-1377 Bishop Road
Holualoa, Hawaii 96725