My Best Coffee Secret, Is Not A Secret Anymore!
For all of my fellow coffer lovers who have had the opportunity to visit this site I have a best coffee secret that I would like to reveal to you today. I want to share with you what my best coffee is; my little secret and I will let you take it from there. You can surprise your friends and family with your new found secret or you can keep it all to yourself, I will leave that up to you.
I consider myself somewhat of a coffee connoisseur; I have had the pleasure of drinking all different types of gourmet coffee from all over the world. Coffees such as: Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, Java Arabica coffee grown on the island of Java, in Indonesia or Sumatra Lintong Coffee grown in north central Sumatra near Lake Toba. All of these are excellent gourmet coffees and ones that I would highly recommend to anyone. But none of these are what I consider the best coffee on the planet.
For most of us these are the kinds of gourmet coffees that are a little too expensive to be drinking on an everyday basis and I can assure you we cannot afford to either. Our pockets are not that deep but what we do is purchase some of these finer coffees from time to time and store them for special occasions. We like to have them on Sunday mornings sitting on the porch on a beautiful spring or summer day, drink a great cup of coffee snuggling next to the fire during those cold winter months or even break out the best coffee stash when we have good friends or family come over and show off what we have found and introduce them to some great coffees they have never had the pleasure of sampling.
The Best Coffee On This Green Earth Is?
Here is my story of how I was introduced to the best coffee in the world and one of the things I find real pleasure in is, this coffee is not from a foreign country, it is from right here in the good old U.S.A.!
I have a very good friend of mine that was in the United States Navy for quite a few years. He had been home for short time and I was over at his little farm here in Upstate New York, helping him with some fence building and setting up some lean-tos for his horses in the pastures. After a long day of hard, manual labor we had finished our projects and decided to head up to the house for cup of coffee.
At that time I mentioned to him that my wife and I love Hawaiian coffee and specifically Kona coffee, from the big island of Hawaii in the Kona belt area. He agreed with me and said he had the opportunity to drink most of the varieties of coffee while stationed in Hawaii, everything from the Kona, Ka’anapali Maui Coffee, Kauai’s Coffee, Haleakala Maui Coffee, Waialua Coffee, and Molokai’s Coffee.
He then explained to me he had found something even better and went into the kitchen to brew up a pot of coffee. He didn’t tell me what it was, just got out his stone ware container and French press and proceeded to make his brew. He brought me out a cup on the back porch and handed it to me. It was straight up, no sugar or cream, just black, just the way that I like it! I took that first sip and realized immediately that this was the best coffee I had ever wrapped my lips around. This really was the finest coffee I had ever had the pleasure of drinking and I asked what it was.
He told me while he was stationed over in Hawaii and while he was on leave and doing the tourist thing he stopped into a little coffee shop down on the beach and was just chatting with the local shop owner about coffee and this little old, native, Hawaiian man had introduced him to this choice coffee.
I said, “Enough already what is it?” He said “It is Kona Peaberry beans. Instead of having the 2 sides of a regular coffee bean like normal coffees due, the peaberries are actually have only one sided. The shell is very hard and very hard to get out, but isn’t it a great coffee?” I said “man this is awesome, probably the finest cup of coffee I have ever tasted!”
We continued to sit on the porch for awhile on that summer day drinking our coffee and trading stories about coffee, kids, life, and such for a little awhile. It was a very good day with a good friend and great pot of coffee. I also took away from that day my little, best coffee secret that I can now share with you. I hope you have the opportunity to try it someday.
I have tried this coffee from different roasters in the Kona Belt but I have found the Koa Plantation, to provide the best coffee beans and the best price. This will be my second little secret for you.