Monthly Archives: April 2014

More Americans Are Indulging in Coffee, Studies Show

gourmet, Ka'u coffee

The percentage of Americans who drink coffee is on the rise, up to 83% with daily drinkers accounting for 63% of the population. These statistics are reported by a National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) market research study. All of this increased coffee consumption has created an interest in gourmet coffee and roasting techniques as well as an […]

Artisan Methods: How We Dehydrate Our Macadamia Nuts

gourmet, dehydrated macadamia nuts

Macadamia nuts are one of Hawaii’s most popular exports. These tender and tasty nuts have the highest levels of good-for-your-heart monounsaturated fats (MUFA) of any other nut. MUFAs lower cholesterol and blood pressure and are also shown to lower triglycerides. At Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we choose to dehydrate our nuts rather than roast them (a method the big […]

New Trend Among Coffee Aficionados: Home Roasting

Are you one of a growing population of coffee aficionados? If so, you may want to try your hand at home roasting your coffee beans. All of the coffee sold in retail stores, and even most of the premium coffees sold online, offer a limited selection of specific roasts – usually “Dark” and “Medium”, and […]

Pair the Perfect Honey With the Perfect Cheese

gourmet food pairings

Cheese and wine have been a complementary palate pair for centuries. A less celebrated, but equally delectable, combination is that of cheese and honey. Sweet and tangy pairings are popular, each highlighting and enhancing the flavor of the other. Adding a drizzle of raw, all-natural honey from Hawaii over some cheese on a cracker, with […]