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Hawaii Kona Extra Fancy Mauku Honaunau District

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Kona Fancy
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Kona Extra Fancy, grown on the Big Island of Hawaii, is the highest grade of Kona Coffee available. Kona Coffee is sorted by size, using various screen sizes. Kona Extra Fancy is sorted with a screen size of 19, yielding a larger bean. Such beans take longer to develop, allowing them to absorb more nutrients from the tree. This yields a bold, complex, well-rounded cup of coffee.

Kona Hills Coffee Company is located on the slopes of Mauna Loa, where the soil is rich in the Mauka Honaunau district of Hawaii. At an altitude of about 2,000 feet, all coffee trees are 100-year-old trees. Their mission is to provide customers with an unforgettable Kona Coffee taste made the old-fashioned way. Their shade grown environment grows the largest beans, producing a smooth, bold, rich flavor and an aroma that is unforgettable

Cupping Notes: Fruit / Floral / Nuts / Milk Chocolate / Caramel / Slightly Sweet.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryUnited States
  • Local RegionMauka Honaunau District
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyArabica
  • Altitude (meters)600 masl
  • HarvestSeptember - April
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:7
  • Complexity:6
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:4
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:heavy bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:light bean

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by on June 15, 2022

Roasted it medium-dark. Brewed it straight in a Bialetti. Wow! Rich, bold, smooth and subtle flavors all at once. I decided to use it my latest blend called From the Mad Coffee Roaster's Personal Stash. (You ought to see the artwork.) 1/4 Kona, 1/4 Mocca-Java, 1/4 Colombian Organic Sierra Nevada, and 1/4 Vietnamese robusta. I roasted them to medium-dark except for the robusta which I roasted dark because I think that dark really brings out the flavor of the robusta. The result is a delicious coffee. It's ideal for espresso and the Bialetti. And affordable, too, at $20/lb + shipping.

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by on June 13, 2022

Great coffee, but may require you play with ground grain size and packing to get the best flavor out of it. My first cup was almost excessivly floral, with lightly packed grains. The second cup, with firmer packing (same roast batch and same grind of grains) produced more of the body and chocolate notes. Due to the packing, the second batch was also a longer brew. It was also a much better brew. The tasting was done side-by-side with a cup of brewed Kenya AA beans, with the same grind, and brewed by the same process (it is my standard for a very solid coffee). The side-by-side allowed me to better notice the earthy notes in the Kenya coffee as well. In my opinion this bean holds up well to a City+ roast, and retains the lighter elements which are normally desired to be preserved. The beans also seem to benefit from a longer "development phase" of the roast at the end. Otherwise, you lose body, and the lighter elements tend to dominate the flavor profile to the point it is "unbalanced". Like any good coffe, it may take a bit of playing with ideal grain size and brew time to expose the best character in a cup. I am just glad I hit it on the second cup, as this coffee runs at a more dear price. Keep in mind this coffee is not a true "high altitude" bean (600 Meters above sea level), as such, your roasting profile should be more similar to South American beans grown at lower altitudes. Additional roasting notes: These beans really puffed up on size during the roast process.

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by on June 11, 2022

Roasting notes for: Kona Extra Fancy beans from Coffee Bean Corral. Roasting machine: Gene Cafe CBR101 2016 production model, stock. Measure 8 ounces or 227 Grams of green Kona Coffee and set aside. Place the empty roasting cyinder in the roaster, Pre-Heat Gene Cafe Roaster to 305 degrees F or 151 degrees C. Wait 5 minutes for the temperature to stabilize, and the chamber to uniformly warm up. Place unroasted beans in the roaster, dehydrate at 305 F for 8 Minutes. Stop the roaster, remove the beans and force cool them. While the beans cool, place the empty roasting cylinder back in the roaster. Set Roaster to 392 degrees F, or 200 degrees C. Allow to roaster to pre-heat for 12 minutes while beans cool. After waiting 12 minutes, zero and start timer, place the well-cooled beans in the roaster, roast at 392 F for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes at 392 F, raise the temperature to 460 degrees F, or 238 degrees C. Continue roasting. With this batch, first crack was heard at 10 minutes with the Kona Extra Fancy bean. Thirty seconds after first crack (10 minutes 30 seconds on a kitchen timer), lower the temperature to 450 degrees F, or 232 degrees C. Continue to roast until desired level of roast, For this roast, the Roast duration used was 13 minutes and 00 seconds (this does not include the time dehydration took, 8 minutes). The bean came out as a Full-City roast.

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by on April 10, 2022

For the first time ever trying Kona coffee I enjoyed it. Was a little disappointed that two of the 1 lb bags I ordered were short could not quite weigh a pound but other than that the coffee is not too bad

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by on November 16, 2021

Roasted to medium datk, it is very smooth. CBC provides high quality coffee beans.

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by on October 7, 2021

I don’t get it. I know it’s recommended to roast Kona on the light side, so I tried a city roast (no second crack) as I don’t tend to like lighter roasts. Brewed in Chemex. It’s just not special to me. The Uganda roasted to Vienna that I ordered at $6 a pound is far superior to my tastes. I understand that Kona is always expensive so not a knock on CBC, it’s just nowhere near worth the premium for me.

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by on January 10, 2021

Took these beans just into second crack in a Whirley Pop and brewed with a Chemex. I was very disappointed (lots of woody flavors) and was concerned about the beans being stale, until I adjusted my grind size for a little coarser than I normally use. Result was an excellent, nutty, sweet cup.

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by on December 28, 2020

Roasted to medium. Just bought a sample bag but it was excellent.

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by on November 10, 2020

I hand roasted it in a net over gas stove and roasted to just passed first crack. Rested the bean for 4 days. While I used V60 pour over, I first tried ground to water ratio of 1:17 and found that it yielded an overly rich cup. I then tried a 1:20 ground to water ratio and produced a very nutty and sweet cup. Very smooth and complex with great sweet lingering aftertaste. Highly recommend this bean! I have reordered two more pounds!

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