Roasted coffee is made from the seed of the coffee berry. KonaBerry Coffee Fruit is made by gently drying the coffee berry skin and fruit from the outside of the coffee bean. KonaBerry provides just a light caffeinated boost while providing high amounts of brain-boosting nutrients and free radical fighting antioxidants.
On the world-famous Kona coffee belt of Big Island of Hawaii, Kona coffee trees grow on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s volcanic mountainside. Nourished by mineral-rich volcanic soil and warmed by intense Kona tropical sunlight, Kona coffee trees produce clusters of wonderful bright red berries. As the coffee berry mature, they develop powerful antioxidants to protect them from damage caused by high doses of the sun’s radiation.
Our 100% Kona Coffee berry is hand-picked at the peak of red ripeness. Then to maintain the freshness of the KonaBerry, the fruit is wet-milled immediately after harvest. This milling process separates the coffee berry fruit (skin and pulp) from the coffee bean. The coffee berry fruit is then dried and low temperature milled to ensure maximum nutrient content, resulting in a coarse powder that is both nutrient-rich and easily integrated into commercial drinks and teas, nutritional or cosmetic products.
KonaBerry Coffee Fruit is loaded with high concentrations of beneficial antioxidants and other extraordinary nutrients including chlorogenic and caffeic acids (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory), ferulic acid (antioxidant), quinic acid (antioxidant, antiviral), trigonelline (antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial), proanthocyanidins, caffeine, mannans and arabinoglactan, all of them beneficial to our overall health and our bodies.
KonaBerry Tea is made from the dried coffee berries, the skin, and fruit on the outside of the bean, of the coffee plant. It is also known as cascara, from the Spanish translation of “husk”. Dried coffee fruit tea is rarely produced for export, but is commonly enjoyed in some coffee-growing nations. With extra careful drying and attention, we create a delightful tea that brews into an aromatic, naturally sweet cup of tea. The taste of kona berry tea is quite different from coffee, and has been described as slightly sweet with underlying subtle hint of wine, surprisingly pleasant hibiscus-like flavor.
Our Kona Berry Cascara tea is prepared from hand-picked selected 100% Kona coffee berries at the peak of their ripeness, to achieve our own distinctive smooth sweet taste.