Artist Series 2023


$ 39.00

Artist Series 

  • 100% Kona

  • Sun Dried

  • Blend of Natural and Traditional Process

  • Blend of Kona Farms

  • 8 oz bag size

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Artist Series blends are comprised of different Kona coffee farms producing exceptional Kona Coffee.  All the farms are located in the Kona coffee belt, growing coffee on the slopes of Hualalai (8,271 ft)  One farm is certified organic; the coffee cherry from this farm brings nice acid and fruit to the blend.  Another farm from a long time Kona family brings nutty, tobacco aroma, this family can also be found giving tours in a Historical Outrigger in Kealakekua Bay.  The final farm is our own Nolyssa farm, the coffee cherry giving chocolate and citrus notes with smooth sweet finish.  All the coffee was dried both Natural and wet milled without fermentation in water.  

From Norman: "Artist Series Blend 2023 coffee label! For this year’s design, I was inspired by the recent Mauna Loa eruption on the Big Island, not far from Carta Coffee Merchants’ Nolyssa Coffee Farm!  It has been almost 40 years since we’ve seen any eruptive activity from Mauna Loa, so to me I wanted to honor that. The challenge to me was, how do I somehow relate Carta Coffee with a volcanic eruption? Well, that was easy! I redrew the actual lava flow shape with elements of the farm! Coffee cherry, roasted beans, and our beloved Pork Chop! Did anyone doubt that Pork wouldn’t make it into this year’s label?”

The Artist is Norman Kekki a California-based artist who graduated from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco with a BFA in Illustration and a particular emphasis in wildlife.  Outside of his artwork, he is very passionate about coffee, music, and sunsets and feels drawn to the beauty of Hawaii.  Artists contact info or to see more of his work, please visit or Instagram @ normankekkiartworks

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