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On the Big Island’s southeast side in the Puna region they’re growing some great coffee. So great in fact that it has been rivaling the renowned Kona Coffee in coffee cuppings and coffee tasting contests.
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In Puna there are now more than one hundred and twenty-five acres being farmed in coffee, mostly with the coffee plant varietals Typica and Caturra along with some Moka coffee plants.
Total coffee production in Puna is about fifty thousand pounds of coffee cherry annually. After processing this results in about ten thousand pounds of roasted coffee. In comparison, the Kona region produces about 2.5 million pounds of green coffee beans (unroasted coffee beans) each year.
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Most of the Puna coffee farms are around 3 acres and are located in a region known as Hawaiian Acres which sits at elevations ranging from about one thousand to twenty-five hundred feet above sea level.
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Taste Profile of Puna Coffee