Aloha, and welcome to our humble little coffee blog.
Here at North Shore Hawaiian Coffee, we are passionate about premium Hawaii coffee, in particular, coffee grown on the island of Oahu. While we love Kona coffee (seriously, who doesn’t love Kona coffee?), the world already knows how great Kona coffee is. Thus, our mission is to let the world know how great Oahu’s Waialua coffee truly is.
While it may be fairly obvious the rich volcanic soils of the Hawaiian Islands produce great coffee beans, some of our customers wonder what the difference is between Kona coffee and Waialua coffee? Quite simply, the difference is geographical. Kona coffee is grown on the western side of the island of Hawaii (also known as the Big Island). Waialua coffee is grown on the Wahiawa Plateau, overlooking the famous North Shore of Oahu. What these coffees have in common is that both coffee beans are species of coffee arabica (which is coffee that is indigenous to the mountains of the Arabian Peninsula). Also, both coffees originally come from coffee trees that the Royal Governor of Oahu, Chief Boki, brought back from Brazil aboard the HMS Blonde in 1825. While these coffee trees were originally planted on Oahu’s Manoa Valley (home to the University of Hawaii), some coffee trees were taken over to the Big Island by Samuel Ruggles in 1828. Ruggles then planted these coffee trees on the Kona coast, and the rest, as they say, is history.
But enough about history. We love coffee. And we especially love Hawaiian premium coffee. With our blog, we aim to bring you stories about different Hawaiian coffees, news about the Hawaiian coffee industry, and show you some great cafes here in Hawaii where we enjoy drinking our favorite beverage.
Until we meet again, enjoy Hawaiian premium coffee and help us Keep the Country Coffee.