KOPE OKA AINA
nkope’s artisanal roasting partner says that coffee courses through his veins instead of blood. He has spent a lifetime studying the climate, air, soil, winds and water on every island, instilling an intimate knowledge of what makes coffee from each island as unique as the islands themselves.
He prides himself on “farm to cup” roasting, having perfected techniques for highlighting the unique characteristics of beans from every region of every island. You’ve seen them. You’ve surfed and hiked them. Now taste them in every rich cup of nkope.
nkope combines whole Hawaiian coffee beans from three different islands to ensure consistent quality under any growing conditions and to introduce a more complex flavor profile than can be achieved with beans from a single region or estate. The beans are roasted and blended to maximize flavor and retain the subtle nuances found in every cup of nkope.
The result is as complex as fine wine and should be savored similarly:
The aroma of nkope whole bean, pure Hawaiian coffee is deep and earthy, evocative of our Hawaiian soil. When ground and brewed, the “nose” takes on the rich tones of the verdant, misty slopes where Hawaiian coffee grows.
In the mouth, nkope brings robust coffee flavor, with light acid and notes of chocolate, cinnamon, clove, currant and berries.
At the end, nkope’s smooth finish leaves no foul aftertaste common with many premium coffees.
nkope is so comforting, satisfying and enriching you could stop at just one cup a day. But we suspect you won’t.