When one of our own ventures into a creative field, I feel the need to support them.
James and his wife Karen Takamatsu took over the roasting equipment from their church concession last year and are making the most amazing coffee. Every morning I wake up to may Maui Mokka Peaberry and it's just out of sight.
If you're looking for a special gift to give this Christmas, consider the gift of artisanal coffee from James and Karen.
James spent most of his career selling hifi and is a great confidant and customer.
Here's just a quick update on our Hawaiian coffee selections. We've removed our Maui Yellow Cat from our offerings, and will only have a very limited amount of our popular Maui Mokka Hapa blend available until next year. Maui is just totally sold out of Yellow Caturra, and we only have a small inventory of Mokka for now. The good news, and it's great news- we managed to attain a new Maui Peaberry offering for all you Peaberry lovers, and also a more affordable 100% Ka'u coffee. Here are the additional specials for October, and these are also good through Oct. 31st:
Maui Peaberry- The coffee varietal is "Typica", which is the same varietal as the vast majority of Kona coffee planted on the Big Island. Incredibly aromatic, hints of dark chocolate, red and purple fruit, and nutmeg, sleek medium body, rich and so silky smooth, with that peaberry touch of sweetness on the long finish.
Maui Peaberry, regularly $26.99/lb., special $22.99/lb., or better yet $79.99 for 4- 1 lb. bags! Really- a beautiful 100% Hawaiian Peaberry for 20 bucks a pound! (Not combinable with any other offers). Email us to order this special, it won't show up on our website.
100% Ka'u Prime- Our Ka'u "Hawaiian Hula Hands" and "Wood Valley" estate coffees are world beaters, among the handful of greatest coffees. But at $41 retail (others sell it for up to $70 per pound), it stretches the budget of normal coffee lovers. But the farmers' co-operative in Ka'u offered us a great opportunity. A smaller bean size, slightly less rigorous selection, and a blending of multiple parcels (a good thing, to our thinking), allows us to offer this classically styled, rich and luxurious 100% Ka'u coffee at a huge savings. Room- filling aromas of warm spices and flowers, medium to full body that's deep and complex, and a long finish. Like our other Ka'u selections, tastes like an excellent Kona, turned up "to "11"", but at a stunning value. This 100% Ka'u is great for gifts, friends, and family get-togethers. This is a special purchase- we ordered a significant portion of Ka'u's inventory for our customers, hoping that it will last us through most of this holiday season. And its specially priced, so that you may joyfully share it with others.
100% Ka'u Prime coffee, regularly $29.99/lb., special 22.99/lb., or $59.99 for 3- 1 lb. bags! Email us to order this amazing special. Limited quantities. (Not combinable with other discounts)
And the rest of our October Specials, from our last newsletter:
Ka'u "Hawaiian Hula Hands"- This is a monumental coffee, quite possibly the most spectacular Hawaiian coffee I've ever tasted. Brimming with deep coffee and dark fruit aromas, scents of gardenia and ginger blossoms, deep, rich, full body, a velvety, silky, almost tactile mouthfeel, and a long finish that is overlaid with sweet brown sugar. Layers of complexity, yet completely integrated and harmonious.
Ka'u "Hawaiian Hula Hands", reg. $41.00/lb., special $35.99/lb., or better yet, $99.99 for 3- 1 lb. bags. Please email us for this special (Not combinable with other discounts)
Maui Mokka Peaberry- This is the "Cabernet" of the Hawaiian coffees- incredibly complex aromas with scents of chocolate and red winey qualities, medium body, silky smooth mouthfeel, and a long sweet finish. Fantastic as a medium roast, but surprisingly complex and balanced as a darker roast.
Maui Mokka Peaberry, reg. $32.99/lb., special $24.99/lb., or $69.99 for 3- 1 lb. bags. Please email us for this special; it won't be offered on our website (Not combinable with other discounts)
Molokai Muleskinner Natural- This was one of our most popular coffees at our cafe in Honolulu. With its big, brawny structure, medium- full body, overtones of spice and cocoa and dried fruit, it seemed an antithesis of the mild, smooth Hawaiian style. We sold it at the cafe for $20/lb., so this special is really special.
Molokai Muleskinner Natural, reg. $22.99/lb., special $16.99/lb., or 4- 1 lb. bags for just $49.99! Limited Quantities. (Not combinable with other discounts)
Don't forget- Free 2014 Hawaiian picture calendar with a purchase of 3 bags or more. And if you want smaller bags for gifts, you can split each pound bag into 2- 8oz. bags for just a $2 bag fee. Or opt for our mega-sized bag that easily holds 5 lbs. of coffee beans. It makes quite an impression to a coffee lover! Just let us know when you order.
Also, for those who prefer not to use PayPal for payments, we accept credit cards or checks directly with our Square Reader. Just email us with your order and your phone number (please don't email us your cc number); we'll call you by phone to process your payment.
All orders ship by USPS Priority Mail. One bag costs $5.60, a medium box that holds up to 5 bags is $12.35, and a large box that holds up to 8 bags is $16.85 to anywhere in the U.S.
Please drop us a line if you have any questions or comments. We love to hear from coffee fans!
James and Karen Takamatsu