Category Archives: Coffee

The Economics of Growing Coffee in Hawaii

When people look at the price of Hawaiian coffee they sometimes assume that those of us who grow coffee and sell coffee must be making a fortune. Or they wonder why the price of Hawaiian coffee is so high. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to explain some of the economics of growing, processing, […]

What’s all the Buzz About Cold Brew?

Lately, everyone (and mostly that means the e-media) has been buzzing about cold brew coffee. It seems like it’s a topic making headlines almost as often as politics these days. So we thought we’d talk about what it is, why you might want to use this brewing method, and why you probably don’t need to (but […]

Think Locally, Act Locally

At Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we believe it’s important to support our local community. The Ka’u district on the Big Island of Hawaii is an economically challenged area with few jobs and few opportunities for the folks who live here to make money and support their families, especially without having to drive 120+ miles each day. […]

Celebrate (Inter)National Coffee Day with Us

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Mark your calendars — September 29th, 2015 is this year’s International Coffee Day and we’re having a one-day celebration here at Hawaii’s Local Buzz. For one day only, we’ll be offering all of our award-winning Ka’u coffee at 20% off the regular price. This offer is good on our Estate, Peaberry, and Extra Fancy coffee […]

Coffee Can Be More Than Just Brain Fuel

Most people think of coffee as brain fuel — it wakes them up, makes them more alert, and helps them power through a tough day at work. One innovative entrepreneur in London, however, is showing the world that coffee can fuel more than just minds. Arthur Kay, a graduate of University College London’s architecture program, […]

Coffee+French Toast = Delicious

French toast is supremely satisfying in the morning, as is coffee. What if you could combine the two? The result would be a completely delicious breakfast treat known as Coffee Caramelized Croissant French Toast Sticks. Sound appetizing? We thought so! Read on to learn how to make this remarkable dish using our Hawaiian Ka’u coffee […]

Dancing Goats and the Discovery of Coffee

Today, coffee has become an integral part of culture. Most people drink at least one cup in the morning, and many others sip multiple cups throughout the day. It’s hard to imagine life without coffee, but in fact, there was a time before coffee was discovered. The story of how coffee was discovered is pretty […]

The Coolest Way to Get Energy This Summer: Coffee Popsicles!

Does the heat of summer have you feeling drained of energy? We know the perfect way to cool off: with homemade coffee popsicles! This popsicle recipe lets you enjoy Hawaiian Ka’u coffee from Hawaii’s Local Buzz without the heat. Make sure you plan ahead — these take about 4 hours to freeze. You’ll need: 2 […]

What Does 100% Arabica Coffee Really Mean?

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You’ve probably seen the statement “100% Arabica coffee” on the packages of some of your favorite brews, but do you know what this statement means? It actually refers to the species of coffee the package contains. There are more than 100 species of coffee, and Coffea arabica is one of them. Of the 100 coffee […]

Pretend You’re on a Tropical Vacation This Summer With Our New Cookies

If a trip to Hawaii just isn’t in the cards this year, we have the perfect suggestion for creating a little tropical adventure in your own home: enjoy a package of tropical shortbread cookies from Hawaii’s Local Buzz! Made with tropical ingredients like pineapple and macadamia nuts, every bite will remind you of the warm island breeze and […]