Kona coffee is grown high on the slopes of the island of Hawaii. Kona is a superb Arabica coffee produced on select estates of 5-10 acres in size. The beans are complex in flavour with a wine, spice undertone which contributes to its unique flavour profile.
Birthday Bliss Review by Wayne
My wife's Eightieth birthday topped off with a little bit of heavenly java. All other Murchies coffees are great too, it's just that Kona is somewhat celebratory in that this exclusive taste is to be relished on special occasions. We're going to repeat the journey on my Eightieth in July. One cannot help enjoy the day with Kona. Love you Murchies. Love you, Donna.Posted on 2020-06-21
Kona plus Panama Review by One
Kona is the best coffee I have ever tasted, smooth almost creamy. Have to put in a plus for Panama, with these two coffees, you will never need another.Posted on 2020-05-12
Great Taste Review by Steve
Medium roast Kona TASTES like coffee should, rich, mellow, no bitterness. It may cost more but it is WORTH every cent. I can understand why Kona Coffee is sold out so quickly. Just ordered 3 more bags (after the 3 bags two weeks ago).Posted on 2014-09-03
WOW WOW AND WOW. I have been a Murchies fan since 1975. Review by Debby
Murchies is the only "CLEAN ROAST" around. Imagine the joy of chemical free roasting. Their Kona is just the best. Oh ya don't forget about the to die for Lemon Bars.Posted on 2013-05-30
Too Good Review by Kyla - Murchie's Team Member
I shared this coffee with my father in law as a Christmas present the first year it was available for sale. He told me that I was evil for giving him such a wonderful coffee. How could any other cup of coffee compare to what he had just tasted? Now it's our special treat tradition. And something the whole family looks forward to...Posted on 2012-08-23
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!