Kona Decaf

$59.00

Now you can enjoy the full flavor of Pele Plantations Kona Coffee without consuming the caffeine. We waited a long time to offer Kona Decaf, because it had to be done the right way: in an all-natural process that doesn’t detract from the coffee’s flavor.

Kona Decaf is offered in our signature Pele roast, our favorite choice for Kona coffee. The beans are roasted just long enough to produce a mellow, richer flavor that is not overwhelmed by the smoky tones from the roast. The beans are chestnut brown with a slight shimmer of oils on the surface.

We ship freshly roasted whole beans for optimal flavor and freshness.


FIRST PLACE WINNER IN THE 2022 KONA CUPPING COMPETITION

Luana won first place in the Kona Crown Division again this year, for the fourth time! We are so proud to be the exclusive local distributor of their coffee.

TASTING NOTES

“This estate is a classic Kona in the cup. There is a spice toned chocolate, detected in the aroma and in the finish. The body is substantial, and a silky smoothness and a bit of nice acidity can easily be detected.”

Our Natural Decaffeination Process

Our all-natural process involves exposing the coffee beans to compressed carbon dioxide, which has the property of combining selectively with caffeine. Steamed coffee beans are bathed in the compressed carbon dioxide. We then remove the caffeine from the carbon dioxide using a charcoal filter.

The biggest benefit of using the CO2 method for our decaf coffee is that the flavor components remain in the bean throughout the process. The traditional Swiss Water process involves soaking out the flavors using chemicals, and then putting them back in. This is something we just can’t do, considering all the hard work our Kona Coffee farmers have put into developing their flavor profiles. Of course, we also prefer the CO2 method because it involves only natural elements.

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Coffee Farm in Kona, Hawai‘i

ABOUT THE ESTATE

Our Kona decaf comes from the Luana estate in Holualoa. This estate was planted several generations ago on about five acres at 2300 feet in North Kona. It’s hard to count the trees because they were planted in the traditional Japanese “Old Hawaiian Style,” which means there is no organized spacing in between. The trees are allowed to grow tall, making it a challenge to pick, but definitely worth it. This beautiful farm gets rain clouds in the afternoon almost every day for that misty view of the coast.

Elevation: 2300 ft