International Jury Cupping Score



Ka‘ū District,
Big Island


2,000 feet
above sea level

Estimated Lot Size

41 pounds

Winning Bidder

Farm History

With roots in coffee farming from El Salvador, Jose and Berta Miranda both started their coffee journey in Hawaii as coffee and macadamia nut pickers. In 2006 they realized their dream, and the Miranda Family – along with their four children Maria, Ana, Carlos, and Gabriel – started Miranda Farms, a 10 acre plot in the Clouds Rest area near Pahala. That farm eventually expanded to 20 acres, and in 2018 Jose and Berta expanded to a second location: a 20-acre farm, sitting at 2000 foot elevation near the South Point region of the Ka’ū District.

Anaerobic Washed Red Bourbon

This lot comes from their South Point farm, which is mostly planted with the Red Catuai variety but also has a small patch of Red Bourbon. We have consistently found Red Bourbon to produce excellent cups in Ka‘ū and Kona, exhibiting more acidity, a fuller mouthfeel and more complex cup than the commonly grown Typica variety. Few farms have more than a few trees of this variety.
This coffee was pulped immediately after harvest and then fermented in sealed bags for 3 days. After fermentation the parchment was rinsed and dried on raised screens.