Roast to Order!
We roast your coffee for you using our Deidrich IR-3 drum roaster. Once you place your order, we roast and package it for shipment. Roast to order means your coffee will be at its absolute freshest when it gets to your door. Just make a selection of your preferred roast level when you place your order.
We will be roasting-to-order usually twice per week, usually on Mondays and Thursdays. We are keeping more inventory in the SALE bin for those who need some coffee quickly.
Roasted to Order = Always Fresh
Since we don't roast your coffee until we receive your order, your coffee is always fresh. We roast on two days each week, usually Mondays and Thursdays and often ship same-day or the next. The next roasting day is noted at the top of each page on the web site. Shipment depends on the shipping carrier and their respective cut-off times. Coffee Club orders are roasted on or about the 1st or 15th of the month.
Guide to Roast Levels
Sunshine roast is lighter and with a bit more brightness and some citrus flavors up front. The finish is very smooth and somewhat chocolaty. Roasting terms are not very precise but I would call it an "American" roast. Our usual medium is like a "City" and medium-dark a "Full City", and dark a "Full City Plus" (a bit lighter than a French). Wikipedia has some detailed information on coffee roasting as well. Medium-dark roast is the most popular among our customers but medium and Sunshine roasts are gaining in popularity.
Tips for Purchasing Kona Coffee
There are a couple things you might want to consider when buying Kona coffee. First, make sure it is 100% Kona Coffee. There are many brands of coffee that have the word "Kona" in the name but aren't Kona. There are also many that are a "Kona Coffee Blend". A Kona blend can contain as little as 10% Kona beans or even none. So read the label. Make sure if you want 100% Kona that it really is 100% Kona.
If you are looking at several different brands of Kona coffee and comparing prices, be aware that some packages look to be the same size but some contain only 7 ounces or even 6.5 ounces instead of 8 ounces. We always over fill our bags slightly so you know for sure that there is at least 8 ounces in the bag.
Look for Kona coffee that is fresh. You are paying for a premium gourmet product. You want it to be fresh and not stale. Packages with the one-way valve let the gasses from roasting escape without letting in air that will make it stale quickly. Light is also bad for coffee freshness, we recommend avoiding packages with transparent panels.