Royal Kona Chef Blends Sam Choy Whole Bean

Royal Kona Chef Blends Sam Choy Whole Bean

Served in Sam’s award-winning restaurant, this medium dark custom roast is the perfect finish to his gourmet meals. Now you can enjoy this specialty blend after your own meals. Our Chef Series Coffees are proprietary blends created by Hawaii’s own legendary Chefs and served exclusively in their restaurants.

Roast Type: Medium Dark
Blend Type: 10% Kona, Specialty Blend

Served in Sam’s award-winning restaurant, this medium dark custom roast is the perfect finish to his gourmet meals.

Legend has it that coffee was discovered by Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd, after he caught his suddenly frisky goats eating glossy green leaves and red berries and then tried it for himself. But it was the Arabs who first started coffeehouses, and that’s where coffee got its first black mark. Patrons of coffeehouses were said to be more likely to gamble and engage in “criminally unorthodox sexual situations,” according to author Ralph Hattox. By 1511, the mayor of Mecca shut them down. He cited medical and religious reasons, saying coffee was an intoxicant and thus prohibited by Islamic law, even though scholars like Mark Pendergrast believe it was more likely a reaction to the unpopular comments about his leadership. The ban didn’t last long, Pendergrast says, adding that coffee became so important in Turkey that “a lack of sufficient coffee provided grounds for a woman to seek a divorce.”

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