At Pele Plantations, coffee is a passion and a way of life. We love Kona, and we are only interested in producing the best coffee Kona has to offer.
We are proud of all of the coffee we grow, pulp, dry, mill and roast here at Pele. We encourage our customers to try them all. Each is rich and delicious, but they are all a little bit different.
We feature 100% Kona Coffee from eight different local estates, plus 100% Kona Peaberry. We don’t offer blends. Just straight-up Kona coffee done right.
Our coffee is always 100% Pure Kona.
Small, Local Estates
Each coffee we offer is grown on a small Kona estate owned by a local family whose values match ours, and whose coffee plants are given the careful and loving attention they deserve. Our growers share our passion for nurturing their trees and for picking cherries only when they are plump, red and sweet.
Quality From Start to Finish
We buy cherry, not dried parchment or green, so we can see how the cherries were picked. We only use the best, hand-picked red cherry from each and every estate.
Because we are buying cherry – the same day it’s picked– we oversee our product’s quality and freshness from start to finish. If the fruit meets our standards, we pulp the seeds out right away here on our farm, soak them for exactly 18 hours, then rake the wet parchment out on our wooden sun deck (hoshidana) until it is 90% dry.
We mill the coffee parchment in small batches, so our green beans are always fresh. When you place your order on our website, we scoop up some fresh green and roast it to perfection.
Exclusive Source for Organic Kona Coffee
We are very serious about our Organic Coffee certifications. When you order organic coffee from Pele, it’s been certified by the ICS (International Certification Services, Inc.) Our organic farms meet rigorous requirements, and produce unbelievably good coffee.
Your coffee is never roasted until the day you place your order. It’s the freshest cup of Kona you can get without visiting the island!
All the roasting is done by us, the owners, based on our years of experience with beans from these specific Kona estates. So your favorite roast – whether Medium, Pele or Dark – is always just right, and always the same.
In order to get your order ready to ship, we need to know the roast that you think you will enjoy the most. The roast can make a huge difference in the flavor you will experience. If you will be ordering coffee from more than one estate, we suggest that you let us roast them all the same. That way you will be comparing the estates, and not the roast. If, on the other hand, you wish to compare roasts, select one estate and have us roast it three different ways.
If you’re not sure what to choose for yourself or for a gift recipient, we suggest starting with our Pele roast. In most cases, it’s just right… not too light or too dark for the average coffee drinker, and wonderfully suited to Kona coffee beans.