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Single Origin Coffee

Hawaii Rusty‘s Estate Ka‘u Typica

This Hawaii single origin, which was soaked after fermentation in what’s known as the Kenya style, may be a rarity by virtue of its provenance and processing—but it’s as all-American as apple pie (and just as sweet).
The coffees we get from Rusty’s have uniquely luxurious tactiles and delicate flavors, and they balance sweet, bright, and savory layers all at once.
— Charlie Habegger, Green Coffee Buyer
Single Origin Coffee
Hawaii Rusty’s Estate Ka’u Typica
Sweet pepper, vanilla, nougat
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About This Coffee
Rusty’s Hawaiian sprawls across the gently sloping hills south of the snow-capped Mauna Loa Volcano. As a result, the soils of Hawaiʻi, the state’s largest island, are primarily composed of fertile volcanic soil.

Years ago, Lorie Obra and her late husband, Rusty, moved to the Big Island from New Jersey to be closer to family during their retirement. They never dreamed they’d begin farming coffee on these lush hillsides, and delicious ones, at that—their Kenya-style processing gives crystalline focus to this one-hundred-percent Typica coffee.

Typica is very hard to come by in the world of coffee production these days, so when it’s combined with the unique terroir of Hawaii, along with Kenya-style processing—which stops fermentation, cleans the parchment, and energizes the seed by triggering germination, adding a crispness to the flavors—you have a true classic on your hands.
  • Our coffees go through a rigorous selection and quality-testing process, and we only share the coffees that have most captured our imaginations.
  • Each bag of Hawaii Rusty’s Estate Ka’u Typica whole beans is shipped to you within 24 hours of roasting from our Oakland roastery.
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Coffee Details


Rusty’s Hawaiian






Washed, post-fermentation soak

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