Koloa Rum Debuts New Kauai Coffee Rum
Kauai’s award-winning Koloa Rum Company announces its new Kauai Coffee Rum, the result of a licensing agreement between the Kauai distiller and Kauai Coffee Company. Kauai Coffee Rum blends locally grown and dark-roasted Kauai Coffee with Koloa White Rum and pure Hawaiian cane sugar. It has a rich flavor with bold notes of coffee and cocoa.
The new offering expands Koloa Rum’s portfolio of rum and rum-related products and includes a striking new bottle and label design. It has been released in time for the 2015 Holiday Season.
“Kauai Coffee Rum is a true Kauai-made product that exemplifies the remarkable diversity of agriculture on Kauai and the potential for innovation in creating exceptional value-added products,” said Koloa Rum Company President and CEO Bob Gunter.
“Kauai Coffee Company, which operates the largest coffee plantation in the Islands, is at the leading edge of coffee production technology. They produce outstanding coffee grown on the sunny slopes of southern Kauai, where we also grow much of our sugar cane. Our collaboration in developing Kauai Coffee Rum demonstrates the ongoing engagement within our local diversified agricultural industry. We are proud to have this association with them,” Gunter said.
Regarding the Kauai Coffee Rum licensing agreement, Fred Cowell, General Manager, Kauai Coffee Company, said: “It’s the perfect combination of two locally grown, historically significant crops. Our companies are both dedicated to quality and take great pride in what we do, so the ability to showcase our passion for coffee and theirs for rum in such a distinctive product is a wonderful opportunity. The results speak for themselves and we can’t help but think Kauai Coffee Rum will be well received in the marketplace”
Koloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian Rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalaheo, Kauai and operates Kauai’s first and only distilled spirits Tasting Room & Company Store on the grounds of Kilohana Plantation, near Lihue. The Company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kauai White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut and now Coffee Rums in 750ml and 50ml bottles. The firm also produces Koloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai, Rum Punch and Pineapple Passion cocktails.
Founded in 1987, Kauai Coffee Company is Hawaii’s largest coffee grower. Kauai Coffee is proud to be Kauai-grown and their coffees are hand-roasted in small batches to ensure optimal flavor and quality in every cup. The Kauai Coffee Company, LLC, is part of the Italy-based Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group.