Kona Gold Trading Company: Fresh baked rum cakes, delicious Kona coffee

What's better than rum cake and coffee?

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When it comes to a breakfast of champions, look no further than coffee and rum cake! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is with Kainoa Carlson sampling some goodies from Kona Gold Trading Company all the way from Hawaii Island.

Kona Gold Trading Company is known for its locally produced rum cakes made on Hawaii Island using premium Hawaiian rum. The secret sauce is what makes its baked goods so unique, as its rums are sourced right here in the islands. The owners, Christine Coleman and her son, Justin Olson, have been building the business together for several years, which has now grown into a multi-faceted empire.

Why rum cake? Early explorers and whalers were the first to bring rum to Hawaii, and it is still the most popular spirit consumed on the islands. After the introduction of sugarcane, the popularity of rum increased, and Hawaii began making its own locally produced rum. Kona Gold Rum Cakes feature Premium Gold and Dark Rum in all four flavors of our cakes!

After acquiring the bakery, the mother-son team thought to compliment the cakes with 100 percent homegrown Kona coffee. The farm is actually on the slopes of Hualalai. The bakery’s freshly-baked cakes are vacuum-packed and have a shelf life of six months when kept in cool storage — which also enhances the flavor! Along with the rum cakes and coffee, Kona Gold Trading Company also opened a gift shop at the bakery offering a variety of antique and cultural items.

Kona Gold Trading Company is a family-owned and operated bakery. All of its baked goods are made fresh daily in small batches. The bakery, retail store and tasting room are located off Mamalahoa Highway in Kealakekua. Stop in and try its award winning coffee and delicious macadamia nut rum cakes, which come in four flavors from around the islands.

Not on the island? No problem! Order now at its website konagoldhawaii.com and enjoy its delicious cakes and coffee delivered straight to your home.

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For more information: KonaGoldHawaii.com