While international travel might be off the cards currently, that’s not to say our morning coffee can’t transport us over the seas to one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Nespresso’s new Special Reserve: Hawaii Kona coffee is one of the brand’s most exclusive and premium releases yet, and those in the know will be savvy to the fact that Kona coffee is extremely rare and precious, growing only on the slopes of Mauna Loa and Hualalai on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Almost exclusively produced by small, family-run farms, the intensity of this coffee lies not in its strength, but in its velvety, lingering taste. Rather than bitterness, coffee drinkers will find gentle fruity and well-rounded flavours that are light but lasting on the palate. The Kona region’s varied climate and mineral-rich volcanic soil combine to create exceptional conditions for this coffee to grow with these delicious tasting notes.
Espresso-lovers will be pleased to note that thanks to the refinement of the Hawaii Kona, it’s best served short and black to fully enjoy the layered flavour. With approximately only 40,000 bags produced each year — versus Colombia’s 14 million in 2019 — this limited edition brew is very special indeed.
So, if starting the day with one of the world’s most sought after coffees sounds like it would put a pep in your step, indulge in Nespresso’s Special Reserve: Hawaii Kona, perfectly brewed in the comfort of your own home.