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Hawaiian Coffee from Ka`u
CLOUD REST COFFEE
THE VERY BEST FROM KA'U
A red rooster symbolizes
Moa`ula "red rooster," the place where
this coffee is grown. Grown and Roasted on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Coffee plantations thrive in the rich, sun-drenched volcanic soils
of Mauna Loa, Earth's largest volcano. Here on the cloud-kissed slopes
not far from Kona, grow the famous Arabica coffee beans. Roasted to
perfection, this particular kind of Arabica bean yields delicious, aromatic
coffee. The rich, zesty, bold flavor comes from 100% pure Ka`u coffee
beans - it will soon become the only coffee you'll drink.
Mt Kilauea Erupts in 2008.
19 miles from our Coffee Farms.
Special Message From
Jimmy & Lisa Dacalio
Some More Information for All of You
Peaberry is the top of the line, our cream of the crop.
A peaberry bean is formed when one side of the flower dies leaving only
one, small round bean in the coffee cherry. Normally there's two flat
beans together side by side in a coffee cherry. This unusual growth
gives the peaberry a more concentrated flavor and makes up about 6%
of the total farm, here at Cloud Rest.
if you check other web sites on coffee, you'll see we're higher than
others who note 2%-5% of their farm is peaberry.
We have found that our sunny mornings and late afternoon mist and clouds,
form a perfect union for growing on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano,
overlooking Punaluu' Black Sand Beach. We are high up amongst
the Ninoole volcanoes of long ago. Our entire coffee production
for the past three years has yielded 50% extra fancy, 40% fancy 5%-
8% peaberry, and hardly anything in the No. 1 , prime and lower grades.
Our unique taste, and uniformly roasted beans have brought
much acclaim from those who find us. We're only 28 miles from
the Kona district and in Ka'u are producing a coffee flavor unique to
our southern exposure. Our rare and fine coffee is priced to affordable
means because we want you to try it. It's sold here
on the web page
, and in very few other circles, however, big island
connoisseurs are beginning to buy our greens and blend it under their
own label. Generally speaking, the higher the grade, the richer
and smoother the coffee. The higher grades have a lower acidity thus
resulting in your smoother flavor, the lower grades (which are least
expensive) have a higher acidity thus resulting in a more bitter flavor.
guaranteed fresh, we suggest buying in whole bean form and grinding
just before brewing each pot. Air tight containers and storing in a
cool place (away from the extreme heat or cold) will optimize freshness.
Our pride lies in our hands, we turn the beans daily as they become
sun dried in our Pahala yard, enough to travel to Kona where we professionally
have roasted these nurtured beauties. Our Kona roaster prides himself
in the perfectiveness he's established for our specific farm.
Others have inquired as to the temperature which he uses for our 'dark'
and 'medium' roasts and we gladly share this. As, we think the
soil at our farm is full of the right stuff - our brew, Moa'ula Ka'u
Cloud Rest -may be just the perfect one for you!
"The aroma of aloha"
Jimmy & Lisa Dacalio