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Kona Coffee Recipes:

kona coffee cakeChocolate Whiskey Coffee Cake

12 Tbsp. Unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces

¾ Cup + 2 Tbsp. Cocoa powder unsweetened

1 ½ Cups Brewed Kona Coffee

½ Cup Irish Whiskey

1 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Cups Flour

1 ½ tsp. Baking Soda

¾ tsp. Sea Salt

¼ tsp. Black Pepper

⅛ tsp. Ground Cloves

3 Large Eggs

2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips


1. Heat oven to 325*F. Butter a 10 inch pan and dust with 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder.

2. In a medium sized saucepan over low heat, warm the coffee, irish whiskey, butter and remaining cocoa powder. Whisk mixture until the butter is dissolved. Add sugars until they melt, whisk occasionally. Remove from heat and cool completely.

3. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and cloves together. In another bowl whisk eggs and vanilla. Slowly add egg mixture to the chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.

4. Pour into a pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick is removed clean. Dust the top with powdered sugar before serving.


Kona Coffee Shortbread

1 Cup Butter, softened

½ Cup Sugar

½ Cup Brown sugar

2 Tbsp. Ground Kona coffee

½ tsp. Salt

2 Cups Flour

½ Cup Chocolate (melted)

1. Cream butter with the sugar. Finely grind the coffee into a powder, add to the butter mix.

2. Gradually add the salt. Mix until the dough is sticky but smooth. Refrigerate for 1 ½ hours.

3. Roll out to ¼ in. thickness between sheets of wax paper. Refrigerate again.

4. Slice into rectangles that are 2 ½ by 1 ½ inches.

5. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Refrigerate. Bake in a preheated oven at 300*F for 20-25 minutes.

6. Cool completely before dipping diagonally in the melted chocolate. Refrigerate till firm. Store between sheets of wax paper to prevent sticking, eat at room temperature.


BBQ Kona Coffee Back Ribs


3 lbs. Pork back ribs (one rack)

3 Tbsp. Ohana Spice Kona Coffee

½ Cup Cider vinegar (3 Tbsp. if using a slow cooker)

2 Tbsp. Brown sugar

1 Tbsp. White sugar

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. Salt


Basting sauce to finish

3 Tbsp. Catsup

2 Tbsp. Brown sugar

1 Tbsp. Ohana Spice Kona Coffee

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

7 dashes Tabasco

Combine all the ingredients and blend well. Can be made ahead of time.

For baking, heat oven to 400 degrees. In a non-metallic container combine all the ingredient together. Pour the marinade over the pork ribs and refrigerate for one hour or more. Turning occasionally. Remove the ribs and place on a baking pan. Bake for 1.5 hours, basting with the soppin’s during the last 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy! Serves four…


Three Meals... One Pork Roast

2 to 3 lbs. Pork butt or shoulder roast, bone in, cut about 2 inches thick

2 Tbsp. Ohana Spice Kona Coffee

12 drops Of balsamic vinegar over the top of the roast, or more.

Heat oven to 350*F. Place the roast in a baking pan with sides higher than the roast to contain the accumulated liquid as it bakes. Spread the Ohana Kona COffee, blend and rub in gently to cover the top evenly. Finish with 12 or more drops of Balsamic Vinegar. Cover loosely with a piece of foil and bake for 3 hours. Enjoy with roasted vegetables cooked along with the pork during the last hour.

It's all about the leftovers…

-Great for pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and BBQ sauce.

-Use as a filling for tacos or enchiladas.

-Most recipes calling for shredded pork.


Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

3 lbs. Pork back ribs (one rack)

3 Tbsp. Ohana Spice Kona Coffee

3 Tbsp. Cider or wine vinegar

2 Tbsp. Brown sugar

1 Tbsp. White sugar

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. Salt

1 Medium onion (sliced)

6 oz. Water

Place the sliced onion i the bottom of a slow cooker pot. Cut ribs into two or three portions and add to the point. Combine all other ingredient in a bowl, mix well. Add to the pot and cook on low heat according to the manufacturer's directions...approximately 6 to 8 hours.


Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce

3 Tbsp. Catsup

2 Tbsp. Brown sugar

1 Tbsp. Ohana Spice Kona Coffee

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

7 dashes Tabasco sauce

Mix all the ingredients well. Use as a final basting on grilled or baked meats. It makes a nice accompaniment on a plate for dipping.