Coffee lovers who want to try a delicious cup of non-GMO Kona coffee can now order from Dr. Paulo’s Kona Coffee and Macadamia Nut Farms. If you want to know more about how to enjoy your Kona coffee, we will be talking about how to prepare and enjoy a cup of Kona coffee. Make sure to keep reading below to find out more information. 

What is Kona Coffee?

Kona coffee is an Arabica coffee that is cultivated, picked, and prepared in the Kona region. They are commonly grown in Mauna Loa, Hualalai in the Northern and Southern Kona districts of Hawaii. They get their name from the region where they are grown. 

What is the taste of Kona Coffee? 

Kona coffee is known to have a unique and great flavor profile and aroma, which is why it is one of the most sought-after coffee beans in the world. 

The taste of the coffee can be determined depending on the roast, brew method, and freshness. If the Kona coffee beans have been processed and brewed properly, you can expect to taste hints of brown sugar, milk chocolate, honey, with a bright fruit flavor profile. Most coffee connoisseurs describe it to have a bright, clean, and crisp taste. It has a quite pleasant and lasting aftertaste with hints of nuts and citrus on your taste buds. 

The aroma of Kona coffee is a mixture of sweet caramel, butter, cocoa, and fruit. That is why Kona coffee is unique, addictive, and delicious. 

Do you know how to prepare a cup of Kona Coffee? Check out some tips that you can do so you can have a delicious cup of Kona coffee while at home. 

What is the best grind of Kona coffee to use on a French press? 

If you want to prepare Kona coffee beans with a French press, you can use a coarse grind. This will allow for a more efficient extraction of flavor with a smooth finish, and you will not be overwhelmed by its aftertaste which can happen when a finer grind.  

What is the best grind of Kona coffee to use for cold brew coffee?

When using Kona coffee for cold brew coffee, you must use a coarse grind. This can bring out a smooth flavor and you will not be overwhelmed by its aftertaste often associated with a finer grind. 

What is the best temperature to use for brewing Kona coffee?

You must use a range of 195 – 205 degrees Fahrenheit. If you brew at a higher temperature, you will have a scorching hot coffee which can be unsafe for those that will drink it. 

What is the difference between a regular brewed Kona coffee and a cold brew Kona coffee?

A cold brew coffee is prepared by steeping coffee beans in cold water for at least 24 hours. Regular brewed coffee, on the other hand, is prepared with hot water and coffee beans. This process pulls out more caffeine than cold water, however; cold brew coffee is known to have more flavor and body. 

Which is better for brewing a cup of Kona coffee, an auto-drip, or a French press?

It usually depends on the preference of the individual who will drink the coffee and whichever brewing technique that will suit their taste and lifestyle best. Sometimes, there are preparations of brewing coffee that can be more time-consuming, such as when you use a French press. 

Proper storage for keeping your Kona coffee fresh

Coffee is like any other agricultural product that decreases in quality when it oxidizes. Four main elements can cause the coffee to gradually degrade in aroma, flavor, and quality. You must minimize the following so that your coffee will stay fresh for a long time: heat, light, moisture, and oxygen.

When a bag of Kona coffee is opened, whole bean coffee will normally last longer than ground ones. The whole bean can last for approximately 6 months, while ground coffee beans will only last for 3 months. If you drink coffee regularly and plan on using it daily, you can simply fold and clip the bag and store it in a cool, dry place. You do not have to keep it inside the refrigerator or freezer. If you do, coffee can absorb moisture and flavor from the different foods stored alongside it. 

If you want to prolong the storage life of your coffee, you can use airtight containers. This type of container can help prevent the different elements from affecting your coffee’s flavor and quality. You can use a metal canister that prevents light from entering and allows heat to disappear faster. The canister with a lid and plunger inside it can help prevent air and moisture from getting to your coffee and help keep your coffee fresh for longer periods of time. 

What is the proper way of grinding Kona coffee?

If you own a coffee grinder at home, you can use it. If you do not have one, you can use a mortar and pestle. Check out the following commonly used home grinders for coffee.

  • Blade grinder – Easy to use, can be a handy option. Not too pricey compared to its counterparts. 
  • Burr grinder – It has high precision, however, be careful, as the motor can become too hot and can affect the coffee beans while grinding. 
  • Conical burr grinder – Has high precision and can even grind Turkish coffee. Has a slow cool motor, and is more expensive, but has the best capability. 
  • Hand grinder – Since it is a manual grinder, it will be time-consuming. It can produce slightly better-tasting coffee than automatic coffee grinders. It does not heat up during grinding. Automatic grinders can grind at high speeds and the friction caused by the automatic grinder can cause the coffee’s temperature to increase. 

Different coffee grinds required for different methods of brewing

  • Coarse – This size of coffee bean granules is the largest. It is commonly used for cold brewing and French press brewing.
  • Medium – This size of coffee bean granules has the consistency of granulated sugar. It is commonly used for drip coffee brewing and coffee makers. 
  • Fine – This size of coffee bean granules has the consistency of a powder. It is recommended to be used for espresso machines.
  • Pulverized – This size of coffee bean granules has a fine flour consistency. It is the type of consistency used to produce Turkish coffee. It requires a special grinder to get this fine consistency. 

What are the different types of coffee preparations to consider when making a cup of Kona coffee?

Pour Over Coffee

  • Boil water up to 205 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Using a pour-over coffee pot, you can use 1 tbsp. of medium-ground coffee beans. Place them inside a filter. You can make use of single-use pour-over coffee bags for easier preparation. 
  • Pour a cup of hot water per tablespoon of coffee you will use. You must pour it over the coffee grinds slowly to avoid spilling it. 
  • Wait for a few seconds. Then, you can remove the filter and enjoy your cup of coffee. 

Drip Coffee

We recommend using 1 tablespoon of medium ground coffee to 6 ounces of water to enjoy a cup of drip coffee. 


If you will brew a coffee without using a coffee machine:

  • You can use dark roasted coffee. Grind the coffee beans into a fine powder. Use 2 tablespoons of coffee powder for a cup of water.  
  • A French press can be used, place the ground coffee and add water with 200 degrees Fahrenheit water and make sure that the temperature does not exceed higher than that. 
  • Let it steep for a minute, then you can press the plunger to separate the coffee grinds so you can extract and enjoy the freshly brewed coffee. 

You can also make an espresso using a machine: 

  • Use filtered water. Dark roasted coffee is recommended for an espresso machine.
  • Make sure that you use finely ground coffee.
  • You must compact the coffee with a tamper to control the water flow and achieve an even extraction. You must use water heated up to 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • A double shot of Espresso can be brewed in 25-30 seconds only. 

Cold Brew Coffee 

  • Grind the coffee. Make sure to use coffee grounds with a course consistency. Use 16 tablespoons of ground coffee to 32 ounces of water.
  • Place ground coffee in a resealable jar, then pour water over the coffee grounds. Stir it well to make sure the coffee grounds are mixed well with water.
  • Place the lid on the jar and then put it inside the refrigerator. 
  • Let the coffee mixture steep for 24 hours. The longer you allow it to steep, the stronger will be its taste. You can adjust the time you allow it to steep if you want a mellow and mild coffee taste. 
  • After steeping, you must strain the coffee using a cone filter and a large pitcher. You can pour the cold brew coffee into the cone filter. Then, you must allow the coffee to strain into the pitcher.
  • You can drink it by pouring over ice and enjoy it. You can also add cream and sugar according to your preference. 

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