The cafe has the aloha spirit right when you enter. You'll hear relaxing music playing and it is sort of like a coffee museum, with coffee roasters, filters and pictures of the history of the Pavaraga farm and brand throughout the cafe.
Owner Leo Pavaraga Javar, is an expert in his family's business that has been yielding high quality coffee for almost a century. The word "barista" does not do him justice. Their products not only include coffee and teas, but soaps, lotions, cosmetics and more.
A large framed picture of donkeys adorns one wall to inform customers of the family's recognition of the hard labor these animals provided in order to grow the farm to the empire it is today. I love that this place knows its roots. All the hubbub surrounding this coffee and the family's involvement with charity and community is impressive too.
Watch this to see why I call it "sophisticated coffee".
Pavaraga also serves tea, ahh so refreshing in this hot weather we've been having lately! We had the liliko'i (passionfruit) iced tea, and Chinese white oolong Iron Goddess of Mercy tea. Both were really good! To end our tasting, Leo served us Kona cookies and mini baklavas that came all the way from Dubai. This little cafe in Bonita took us on a tour of Hawai'i and internationally as well!
|Photo collage by Melanie Sunico|
Pavaraga is a true farm to table product - clean, ecofriendly, pure, organic coffee. You can taste the family legacy and pride in their drinks, directly from Hawai'i, but right here in Bonita! Go see what the coffee buzz is all about!
Pictured here are my sister Melanie, me, Leo and Javier, our friendly server for the day!