Pele Plantations’ Small-Batch Roasting
Coffee roasting is a perfect blend of art and science. At Pele Plantations, we take pride in our roasting skills and responsibilities. In addition to roasting our own coffee beans, we also roast and ship 100% Kona coffee beans from several other local estates. It’s our job to make sure that you can taste and appreciate the painstaking effort our local farmers have put into growing and harvesting their crops.
Our commitment to roasting in small batches (3 to 8 pounds) ensures that we give the right attention to every single bean that passes through our roasting room. Our entire focus is on the color, flavor and smell of the coffee bean as it’s roasting, every single time we roast. Our dedication comes from our desire to help you savor the 100% Kona Coffee you receive from us.
With over 20 years of roasting Kona coffee from surrounding estates, you are in good hands with us.
Over the years, we’ve developed three Pele Plantations recommended roasts:
This is the lightest roast we recommend, and one that works beautifully with our Kona organics. This roast is preferred by professional cuppers because the flavor distinctions are not masked by the roast. The velvety light-brown beans provide a rich, snappy Kona flavor with exceptional aroma. Medium body. Highest in caffeine. Also called City, American, or Breakfast Roast.
This is our favorite choice for Kona coffee. We call it the Pele roast because it seems perfectly suited to her beans. 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. Ideal body. Retains most of the caffeine. Also called Full-City or Medium-Dark.
Kona lends itself beautifully to a sweet, dark roast. As coffee is roasted darker, it loses some of its origin flavors and takes on more flavor from the roasting process. With our Dark Roast, the flavor is hearty, smoky and strong. Beans are dark brown with oily surface. Maximum body. Much of the caffeine has been roasted out. Also called Espresso, Vienna, or Italian Roast.