America’s foremost beverage purveyor has taken a stake in Kona coffee once again. Starbucks announced that through April 14, 2014, 100% Kona Parry Estate is available in select stores.
We’re glad to have more awareness of the Hawaii coffee industry brought about by this test offering. While the coffee is grown in Hawaii, the actual roasting will be done on the mainland by Starbucks. As home coffee roasters, we’ve never been fans of how Starbucks typically over roasts their coffees. If you try their latest offering, be sure to let us know your thoughts.
Meticulous care is exactly the way I would describe the approach taken at Parry Estate –Anthony Carroll, Starbucks
The new Kona coffee offering was announced by Starbucks manager of coffee quality Anthony Carroll, who added, “producing high quality coffee takes meticulous care….This Estate is stunning. It is well maintained and cared for and it shows in the amazing coffee it produces. The trees are healthy and the mill is clean and efficient.”
The farm’s owner/operator is John Parry has run the operation for over 25 years. His 900 acre farm at the top of Donkey Mill Road in Kailua Kona is the largest sustainable coffee plantation in the US.
“Mr. Parry is a very engaged farmer,” said Carroll. “He is focused on quality and has a tremendous amount of respect for those who have the same passion.”
There are many great coffees for you to try on your Hawaii vacation. Two of our favorite places for pure Hawaiian java are Beach Bum Cafe in Honolulu and Coffees of Hawaii on Molokai. Any Hawaii coffee favorites you’d like to share?