The journey of coffee spans dozens of generations, crossing cultures and continents alike. From Ethiopia and across the Red Sea to Yemen, where its cultivation blossomed and the early coffee trade centered around the ancient city of Mocha, a major coffee port whose name is still associated with coffee to this day.
Yemeni coffee eventually found its way to the colonies of Indonesia, from where a single plant was carried to the new world, producing seeds and cuttings necessary to propagate coffee plantations in the Americas, Caribbean and of course, Hawaii.
Royal Hawaiian Maui Moka is a proud descendant of this coffee, with small, indeed, the smallest beans of any Coffea arabica cultivar, roundish beans that produce a delightful cup with a range of subtle flavors; gentle undertones of chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, nuts and fruit.
Not to be confused with the cocoa flavored cafe Mocha, the Royal Hawaiian Moka cultivar is grown on the island of Maui, one of few unique locations worldwide that is able to produce this coffee in commercial quantities.
In 2014, Maui Moka Coffee earned the coveted title of "Hawaii's Best Coffee" by capturing 1st Place at the Hawaii Coffee Association's Statewide Coffee Cupping Competition.
To enjoy a cup of Royal Hawaiian Maui Moka is to enjoy a coffee that has traveled through history, from mountains, to oceans, to you.