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The Best Places to Have Coffee at Kanuhura

October 23 2019

“Coffee is real good when you drink it; it gives you time to think. It’s a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. 
It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.”

        – Gertrude Stein

We live in a world that celebrates a coffee culture. So much so that there are approximately 400 billion cups of coffee consumed each year. And with so many amazing varieties of the liquid gold on offer - from espressos, cappuccinos and Americanos to all flavours of lattes - coupled with the fast-paced flurry of daily life (and the energy that’s needed to sustain it) it’s not difficult to understand why. The good news? Apart from providing a solid caffeine fix, coffee is said to boost some incredible health benefits

Coffee at Kanuhura

For those who do enjoy it, what’s better than a fresh cup of masterfully brewed coffee? How about one enjoyed amid vibrant, tropical postcard-like perfection at Kanuhura? We think that might be hard to beat.
Kanuhura is the ultimate luxury retreat; tastefully designed and enhanced with a luxe, gypset flair, this magical oasis offers discerning travellers an opportunity to live out a tropical holiday like no other. Here, sapphire-blue waters gently caress golden shores adorned with idyllic palm trees, lush tropical flora and breathtaking accommodation options that are as perfect in reality as they are in pictures. 
And with a huge selection of activities on offer, a world-class spa, outstanding kids club, signature Timeless Memories offerings and exceptional dining establishments, there’s something here for everyone, coffee-drinkers included.
Interested in finding out more about enjoying your favourite brew in this tropical paradise? Then here’s what you need to know: 
Only the finest coffee is served at Kanuhura
Kanuhura prides itself on giving its guests the very best - always. And its coffee is no exception. That’s why the coffee offered here is the esteemed Illy brand, who specialises in espresso and is imported from Italy and made up of only the finest arabica means sourced from key producers around the world. The beans are then ground into blends that are packaged in special steel canisters, where the grounds have been pressured with inert gas instead of air, to ensure the quality remains high and the product stays fresh. 
The beauty of the brand, and its commitment to its customers regarding quality, is that it works closely with their coffee producers to ensure the highest-quality beans are used, based on their aroma and appearance. If there seems to be anything wrong with the beans, they are immediately discarded. There’s no going wrong with a cup of Illy coffee - you can trust the Italians on this.
Coffee is probably as important to Kanuhura as it is to you
Many people might not know this, but coffee is quite the institution in the Maldives and at Kanuhura itself. In the Maldives, it’s often a central feature during business meetings or when Maldivians catch up with their friends. So much so, that breaks are always seen as “coffee breaks” and evening drinks are known as “evening coffees” during which the locals are able to relax, catch up with their loved ones and reflect on their day. 

There are some seriously sublime places to enjoy your coffee at Kanuhura

One thing is for sure, when you are enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime holiday in Kanuhura, you are spoilt for choice of stunning places to relish a cup of joe. They are:



Deli is the perfect place to grab something to nibble on or a freshly brewed exotic coffee. Sit down and enjoy the casual Parisian-style setting or opt to have it as a takeaway and seek out a special place on the island to savour it (with a picnic basket, perhaps?). While you are at the Deli, you can also indulge in a refreshing ice cream, freshly baked pastries or piece of cake or even grab a sandwich to accompany your cuppa. The Deli is open daily and is situated in the core of Kanuhura, surrounded by glorious tropical gardens. 

Cowry Club

Cowry Club

This phenomenal lounge-bar boasts a luxe, yet, laid back feel and provides a phenomenal ambience to enjoy a cup of java alongside the resort's infinity pool. Here, you can enjoy your favourite coffee variation to the sounds of sultry jazz beats and vibrant Brazilian Bossa Nova. Equal parts trendy and tranquil, it’s a prime spot for coffee connoisseurs. 



The laid back boho-inspired Iru Bar is an excellent place to enjoy a good cup of joe, especially on a sunny afternoon from the unique swing-chairs at the bar. Iru Bar is a gorgeous beachside bar and the epitome of gypset paradise. 
Here, you can enjoy your coffee or a signature cocktail from teepees, at the bar itself or with toes in the sand on the beach, it’s a truly perfect place to sit back, relax with your favourite beverage in hand (whatever that might be) and embrace the mesmerising Maldivian sunset to the smooth sounds of lounge music.

Try the iced coffee here, the perfect option for a hot, sunny day and a great refreshment after a satisfying swim in the cyan lagoon. 

During breakfast at A Mano

For coffee drinkers, one of the best ways to start the day is with a warm cup the good stuff. Enjoy a hearty island breakfast at A Mano with your cuppa of choice! Vel, the new Assistant F&B Manager, is the first face you will see when you enter the restaurant. He loves meeting new guests and will probably know your favourite type before you even order. 

In the comfort of your villa


When you find yourself in a luxury gypset villa, with its own private pool, a stone’s throw from the ocean in the heart of paradise, there’s very little reason to leave - even for that caffeine fix. Instead, you can make the most of the complimentary Illy coffee capsules (with the option of either an espresso  - long or short  - or decaffeinated capsule) and Illy coffee machine in your villa. Make it to your liking, add a spot of milk and take it out to the pool or sip it from the hammock facing the sea, the choice is yours. 

There are lots of ways to enjoy your java in paradise

At Kanuhura, you’re sure to get your coffee exactly as you like it! Here are the options available at any of the dining outlets on the island:

- Americano 
- Cafe latte  
- Cafe mocha  
- Cappuccino
- Espresso  
- Double Espresso 
- Espresso macchiato 
- Iced coffee

Lactose intolerant? Kanuhura has you covered too

If you’re lactose intolerant, then you can rest assured that at Kanuhura, that won’t mar your coffee-drinking experience. Both almond milk and soya milk is available in the restaurants, bars and even in the rooms, so that you can relish a guilt-free cup of coffee. 
For those who like skimmed milk, that can also be arranged on request.

If you are craving a sweet treat, there’s a special dessert at Kanuhura for you

Coffee lovers with a sweet tooth are sure to love one of Kanuhura’s most popular desserts; their incredible homemade tiramisu, available in selected outlets.


One thing is for sure, whether you like your java extra foamy, decaffeinated, iced or with a double shot, you will be well looked after at Kanuhura.

Looking to embrace all of Kanuhura’s wonderful offerings and magnificent surrounds for yourself? Then book your stay with us and prepare yourself for a holiday you will never forget.

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