Common Name – Coffee
Hawaiian Name – Kope
Kalopa Makai Estate Grown Coffee
Grown on the mineral-rich volcanic slopes of Kohala on the island of Hawai’i, Kalopa Makai Estate Grown coffee is a legacy of Hawai’ian tradition. The coffee plant loves the Hawai’ian climate and growing conditions, producing some of the smoothest, most flavorful coffee in the world. Coffee has now become strongly associated with Hawai’i Island, with it’s coffee being some of the most prized in the world.
Kalopa Makai is considered a boutique coffee. We opt for small production with hand processing and traditional methods. Our coffee is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We harvest by hand daily during season, ensuring that only the ripest beans are selected. We sun dry in our dryhouse and hull using hand operated machine. Each batch is then hand roasted and packaged for immediate distribution. We keep it small so that each cup is the very best. Experience the true tradition of Hawai’ian coffee with Kalopa Makai Coffee.
August through February
Coffee is grows on small trees. The tree bears fruit along the branches called “cherry”. As the fruit ripens it turns from green to red to a dark maroon. The best coffee is from cherry harvested at the peak ripeness. The coffee bean is found at the center of the fruit and once separated and dried it is roasted and ground for brewing.
The “best” preparation for coffee is a widely debated topic with solutions from the simplest press to technologically complex equipment. We use a simple drip system for our coffee and have always been satisfied. It really is a matter of personal preference and convenience.
Coffee is delicious in more than just your morning brew, try coffee in baked goods, candy and ice cream. Coffee grounds are useful in your garden to increase soil acidity and nitrogen and repel ants. Coffee scrubs are wonderful exfoliants; try making your own body products at home.
It is best to purchase whole beans versus pre-ground coffee. Whole beans preserve their rich flavor longer.
Store coffee in the freezer if it will not be consumed within 7 days
Small producers typically rotate their product more quickly, ensuring a fresher, more flavorful product
Kalopa Makai Coffee Ice Cream
Kalopa Makai Coffee Cinnamon Ice Cream
This delicious coffee blends our favorite flavors for a sweet and cool treat, perfect for Hawai'i
- 1.5 cup Milk Organic
- 1 pint Whipping Cream Organic
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup Coconut Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbsp Kalopa Makai Coffee ground
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- pinch Salt
This recipe requires use of an automatic ice cream maker. I use Cuisinart brand machine. 24 hours in advance of preparation place the freezer ring in the freezer.
Add milk and coffee to a small saucepan. Simmer on medium/low for about 5 minutes stirring continuously to avoid scorching. Strain with cheese cloth or coffee filter.
Mix coffee milk, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, salt, eggs in a medium bowl until well combined.
Using a mixer, whip whipping cream until soft peaks form. Do not overwhip as this will add too much air into the ice cream.
Fold whipped cream into milk mixture, being careful not to whip additional air into the mixture. Fold until ingredients are well combined.
Pour mixture into prepared freezer ring in ice cream maker and allow to process for 20 minutes. Scoop into a freezer safe container and place in freezer to set for at least 2 hours. Serve and Enjoy!