Most coffee lovers will have heard of Kona coffee before. It's considered one of the best and consequently, most expensive coffees in the world. Kona coffee is the official market name for coffee cultivated and harvested on specific slopes within the Kona districts of Hawaii. While every coffee drinker has their own tasting profiles, most will agree that Kona coffee is amazing artisinal coffee. If you're looking for a luxuriously decadent coffee experience, then Kona coffee is likely to fit that bill on all counts. However, for those looking for both luxury and convenience, then look no further than Kona Coffee Pods.
Kona Coffee Pods literally combine the best of both worlds by allowing you to make a fresh cup of Kona coffee in under a minute and without having to dispose of cumbersome coffee grounds.
Being that Kona coffee itself is high end coffee, coffee shoppers should be discerning when selecting the right Kona coffee brand. Just because the word Kona makes it way onto the packaging doesn't mean that it's authentic Kona nor does it mean that the coffee is 100% made of Kona beans. There are two main questions I personally ask when shopping for Kona Coffee Pods.
- How much Kona is in it?
- How authentic is the Kona?
Let me say that I'm not the type that needs 100% Kona in all of my coffee blends, although I certainly wouldn't mind 🙂 However, like any cost-conscious coffee drinker, I like to know what I'm paying for. Take the time to carefully read the labels to make sure you're really getting what you want. Also make sure you check the expiration date. Few things are as disappointing as drinking coffee made from expired beans. To make life a little easier for the Kona coffee shopper, we've compiled a list of Kona Coffee K Cup brands that have long-standing and hard-earned reputations in the coffee world.
- Aloha Island Coffee Medium Roast Organic Kona Coffee Pods
Aloha Island is known for their rich and refined kona coffee. It's unusually smooth texture and low-acidity make this Kona coffee pod brand and blend an instant-favorite among coffee connoisseurs.
- Caza Trail Kona Coffee Pods
Caza Trail offers a very enjoyable Kona experience with their refreshingly light and delicate blend that's accented by a pleasant but not overwhelming tartness.
- Hawaii Roasters Kona Coffee Pods
Hawaii Roasters has created a Kona coffee pod that embodies the most sought after qualities of the Kona coffee experience. If you're looking for the genuine article of Kona authenticity, look no further.
- Senseo Kona Coffee Pods
Senseo Kona Coffee blend has only 10% Kona but is teeming with a unmistakably sweet aroma and distinct chocolate notes.
- Tully's Hawaiian Blend K cups®
While this blend doesn't have Kona, Tully's Hawaiian blend has somehow taken the final spot on this list. A few years ago Tully's officially discontinued their Kona Blend. However, they've provided an alternative that has filled the voids of many a Kona coffee lover. It's smooth yet unmistakably robust flavor profile gives the drinker a extra-sensory Hawaiian coffee experience. And it's for those reasons, this blend has made the cut.
Because Kona coffee is such a rare and high-quality product, many coffee brands are reluctant to produce Kona coffee pods out of concern that they won't be as fresh. While it's true that whole bean coffee will always taste fresher than their k cup counterpart, we believe the options above will still give a coffee lover the genuine Kona experience. If you're the type of coffee drinker who is willing to spare convenience in the interests of maximizing quality, then consider trying Lion Coffee‘s whole bean Kona coffee products. For more information, check out our Kona Coffee Review.