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Artisan Black Gold Kona coffee is an addictive experience.

 

How the coffee is brewed, type of water used, whether milk or sugar are added. Each of these influence the coffee experience. Unlike wine or beer drinkers, our coffee connoisseurs play an active role in creating the perfect mug. Yet, most coffee connoisseurs are not aware of the people and the steps required for their coffee enjoyment.

Here is the story of the efforts it takes to produce coffee on the Black Gold Kona Coffee Estate.

An estate coffee distinguishes itself by its pure flavor indigenous to the exceptional place it is grown. Generally, mixtures of beans from many farms, and beans from many countries and regions are described as blends. The exception is an estate coffee from a single farm that grows a single estate coffee fine enough to stand on its own, alone.

 

The coffee farm is the place where natural elements and a farmer dedication start to develop coffee flavor. A Kona flavor so tropical and so pure that it cannot be artificially reproduced.

The Black Gold Estate is fortunate to grow coffee in an area with ideal rain, the perfect amount of sun and a dreamy year round temperature for producing an estate coffee. The farm is located on the west part of the Big Island, in just a small 30-40 miles by 2-3 of the Kona Coast, at an altitude of 2000 to 4,500 feet on the southwestern slope of two Volcano’s north for Mauna Kea and south for mauna loa. This altitude and volcanic soil are well suited for growing the best Arabica beans. Black Gold Estate is one of the world's most unique coffee farms as its relatively level terrain allows the coffee cherry to ripen evenly, resulting in more consistent bean quality and density.

The high altitude corresponds with a longer growing season which allows the development of the complex flavors that distinguish fine Hawaiian specialty coffees. The cooler tropical climate reduces the number of pests that threaten lower altitude coffees. The farm's blessed conditions by insisting on fertilizing the soil with Hawaii born natural micro-organisms and the coffee cherrie's own fertile pulp to sustainably protect the soil.

Elements of the Black Gold Estate

 
 
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ABOUT THE COFFEE ESTATE

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Herbicides and pesticides are also never used in Black Gold Coffee.

Tropical Gourmet Kona Coffee

Each year's crop starts with the flowering of the coffee trees. With the estate's rainy and dry seasons, flowering tends to occur all year although for a one to three month period between November to January. The number of white flowers on the branches are a explosion called “Kona Snow” the coffee cherries to come. Much care is taken so that the flowers are not harmed, since if they fall prematurely much of the later crop will be lost.

The fragrance of the coffee flower is reminiscent of jasmine, citrus and a hint of chocolate. When a whole farm is in bloom, the fragrance is intoxicating. One can hear the constant buzz of bees as they dutifully round up the pollen. The Flower at peak bloom lasts only few days.

Herbicides and pesticides are also never used in Black Gold Coffee.

Tiny green cherries appear where the white flowers once were. Only with proper care and nourishment do these cherries develop fully.' Over the period of the next few months, the cherries grow larger turning a bright red when ripe.

Once the harvest season begins, special care is taken to pick only the ripe, fully-developed cherries. Since coffee ripens at different rates on each branch, it is hand picked ensuring that only the choice Kona cherries are harvested. Training and extra pay offer the Hawaiian workers the incentive to pick only the ideal cherries. In the fields, the coffee is weighed and surveyed again to check that only ripe cherries are chosen.

This meticulous farm plant husbandry yields delicate coffee cherries which deserve an exceptional level of processing. The Black Gold Coffee Estate has an exclusively business model designed to select the largest and only the best specialty Kona coffee beans, just to make sure you're mug is full of the Finest Pure Kona Coffee brew.