Producer: Bong brothers
Altitude: 2000 feet
Variety: Kona, Typica
Processing Method: washed
Aroma: cherry sweet, vanilla, milk chocolate
Taste: dried fruit, smooth, delicious
Finish: sweet, clean
We are thrilled to have a direct trade, first estate grade organic coffee from the Big Island, Hawaii. Douglas Bong’s farm is on the rich volcanic soils of Captain Cook Hawaii. The trees on Douglas’ farm were planted in 1981. All cherries are hand picked and sorted, sun dried, and then kept in parchment (to preserve freshness) until ordered. After they are milled they are kept in grain-pro bags, another step taken in an effort to preserve the coffee quality.
Coffee was first introduced to the island of Hawai’i in the 1820s and found its niche in Kona. The rich volcanic soil combined with an ideal balance of sun and rain made the Kona coast the perfect place to grow coffee. Not only did these conditions make coffee growing easy, it was soon discovered that the beans produced in Kona were so superior in quality and flavor that they became known the world over as the best.
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.
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