Behind the Scenes: The Coffee Roasting Process at Buddha's Cup - Buddha’s Cup



Aloha and E komo mai (Welcome) to our ohana (family) at Buddha's Cup!

As coffee enthusiasts, we understand that every stage of the journey, from the moment the beans are sourced to the final sip, contributes to crafting a delicious cup of coffee. In this article, we’re giving you a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes at Buddha’s Cup.

Coffee roasting is an art that breathes life into the beans, unlocking their flavors and aromas. It transforms raw, green coffee beans into the rich, fragrant gems that we all love. During the roasting process, we make sure to craft each batch to perfection.

The journey begins with the careful sourcing of the finest coffee beans. We are fortunate to call the Kona region our home, where our beans are nurtured by the fertile volcanic soil and the optimal blend of sunshine and rainfall. The Kona region is renowned for producing some of the world's most exceptional coffee beans, owing to its unique microclimate. This is where we source our exquisite Kona beans. Each bean possesses a flavor profile that can only be described as Nani (beautiful), and it is these beans that serve as the cornerstone of our remarkable coffees.

Before the roasting process commences, we sort and clean every individual bean. This step ensures that only the highest quality beans find their way into our roasters. By examining each bean, we embrace our Kuleana (responsibility) to our valued customers and the wider coffee community.

At Buddha's Cup, roasting coffee is a collaborative effort, propelled by our Ohana (family). We monitor each bean's journey from green to perfection, paying attention to factors such as temperature, time, and airflow. These elements bring out the characteristics of each bean, allowing their individuality to shine.

Once the beans have reached their desired roast level, they proceed to the post-roasting process. This involves essential steps such as cooling and packaging. We handle each and every bean with care, embracing our Malama (care for) every single one.

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Moreover, the coffee roasting process at Buddha's Cup is a symphony of artistry, science, and the Aloha spirit. From sourcing the finest Kona beans to the final packaging, we pour our heart and soul into each step. We invite you to savor the Ono (delicious) taste that our coffee has to offer and Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much) for joining us!

To truly immerse yourself in the essence of Buddha's Cup, order our coffee or visit our plantation. Indulge in the flavors that reflect the beauty of our Hawaiian home. A hui hou (Until we meet again)!


What makes Kona coffee beans unique and why are they highly regarded in the coffee industry?

Kona coffee beans are renowned for their quality and flavor due to the unique growing conditions found in the Kona region of Hawaii. The volcanic soil, ideal elevation, and a perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall create the perfect microclimate for coffee cultivation. These factors contribute to the development of Kona beans with distinct flavors characterized by a smooth, balanced profile with hints of sweetness, chocolate, and nuttiness.

How does the roasting process impact the flavor profile of coffee?

During roasting, the beans undergo chemical reactions that transform their physical and chemical composition. The duration and temperature of the roast affect the degree of caramelization and the development of flavor compounds. A lighter roast tends to preserve more of the bean's original characteristics, resulting in a brighter acidity and lighter body. A darker roast develops bolder, more intense flavors with lower acidity.

What sets Buddha's Cup's coffee roasting process apart from others?

Our coffee roasting process is distinguished by our quality, the Aloha spirit, and the exceptional Kona beans we source. We prioritize the careful selection and sorting of beans to ensure only the highest quality ones make it into our roasters. Our unique roasting process is a collaborative effort driven by our Ohana, where we monitor the temperature and timing to bring out the full potential of each bean.