May 2019

Use the right type of coffee maker.  We recommend a French press or any other type of filterless coffee maker.  Filters don't just keep grounds from getting into your coffee.  They also filter out the oils that provide flavor. Take your time.  We recommend one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee per cup of water, and recommend that you use a fine grind.  You'll vary that according to your personal tastes, but no matter what your cofee to water ratio, let it steep for at least 3 minutes (5 is better) to allow the coffee to develop all its flavors. We provide cupping instructions for your convenience with every order.

We think it's as important to TRY nkope as it is to buy nkope.  That's why we feature nkope Pure Hawaiian Coffee at our roasting partner's showroom (733 Auahi St. in Honolulu), and at their booth at the Kapiolani Community College farmer's market every Saturday.  At either location, you can try our smooth, deep, complex coffee hot or over ice.  Our staff know a lot about pure Hawaiian coffee, and if our roaster isn't busy roasting fresh beans, you can meet him, too!

Fair trade coffee is from growers who believe in paying fair wages to their workers.  While this generally refers to growers in developing countries, many farm workers even in the most advanced countries are paid very low wages.  Farm workers in Hawaii are paid some of the highest wages of any agricultural workers in the world.  It's through their efforts that our trees are carefully tended by hand, producing some of the world's finest coffee and the only commercial grown coffee from America.  Our coffee may cost more than supermarket brands or coffee from mass-market cafes, but treating our farmers with dignity and value costs a little more.  That only seems fair!

They call some Hawaiian coffee gold because it's as precious and rare as gold.  But Kona is not the only place that delicious Hawaiian coffee grows!  Coffee is grown on every Hawaiian island, and is commercially harvested on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai.  If you don't have time to try them all, try nkope.  We blend the finest coffee from all the islands, roasting each type of bean separately to release its unique flavor.  Together, they deliver a smooth, flavorful blend of pure Hawaiian coffee that's even more rare than gold!

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