Rare Tongan Kava Now at Kapua Kava

Kapua Kava Tongan Lateral Root Kava

At Kapua Kava Bar, we pride ourselves on carrying the absolute best quality cultivars of Kava in the United States. That is why we have procured one of the world’s rarest cultivars of Tongan Kava, which was grown on the King of Tonga, Tupou VI’s, personal estate in volcanic soil.

This select cultivar is in incredibly limited supply and that’s why you need to visit Kapua Kava in Fort Myers today. You can find us at 12951 Metro Parkway Suite 15 in Fort Myers, so come on down and experience the incredible effects of kava in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

What is Kava?

Kava is a natural plant grown in the Pacific Islands and has been traditionally used in indigenous cultures throughout the Pacific. While each culture and group of people have their own rituals and uses of Kava, it is most commonly used as a social tool to bring people together as one.

The highly desirable kava varieties that have been traditionally consumed on a daily basis are known as “Noble” Kava. Noble Kava is harvested from roots that are a minimum of five years old and can only be exported by cultivars who have been authorized by the Vanuatu government. Cultivars work in accordance with the “Kava Act 2002” in order to protect the country’s kava’s reputation due to its regulated quality and purity.

Prior to the government’s strict involvement in kava agriculture, the most common kava export was known as “Tudei” or “Two-Day”. Tudei kava is wildly grown and is unregulated for quality or purity. Tudei kava tends to have much stronger effects but is known to cause nausea, kava hangovers and other unpleasant side effects. It is noteworthy to mention that farmers and natives usually don’t drink Tudei. Kapua Kava Bar only serves the finest Noble Root Kava.

Why is Tongan Lateral Root Kava Special?

This rare Tongan Lateral Root Kava is grown in volcanic soil on Tupou VI’s personal estate, thus giving the kava a smooth, accessible taste and a high kavalactone content. With a kavalactone content of 12%, this rare cultivar of Tongan Lateral Root Kava is sure to provide the relaxing, mood-enhancing effects you have come to know and love. Marked with a Royal Seal and coming with a Royal Warranty, the ultra-rare Tongan Lateral Root Kava we’ve sourced is one you won’t want to miss.

Perfect for social gatherings or some relaxing alone time, Tongan Lateral Root Kava is a great way to unwind after a long week. A unique aspect of kava is its ability to bring people together, as in Tonga it is used in gatherings called faikava. During a faikava, friends and family come together to bask in the relaxing and mentally stimulating effects of the sacred kava root. Come on down to our Fort Myers location to enjoy our fun, relaxing atmosphere while conversing with like-minded Kava-lovers such as yourself.

Why Kapua Kava?

If you’re looking for the highest quality kava in Florida, Kapua Kava in Fort Myers is the place to be. At Kapua Kava, we stock a variety of the finest kava cultivars available, including the extraordinary Tongan Lateral Root. When you walk through our doors you’ll feel your stress melt away as you’re met with a relaxing, fun atmosphere and delicious kava.

Unlike most kava bars, we source only the best ingredients from verified suppliers so you can enjoy the purest kava experience possible. Sourcing all of our kava from local suppliers throughout Tonga means we can help local Tongan farmers while also serving up the absolute best kava in the world.

At Kapua Kava Bar, we supply the good times you’ll remember. Come experience this revolutionary new way to kick back and relax, visit us today at 12951 Metro Parkway Suite 15 in Fort Myers.

Kapua Kava’s Ultimate Guide to Kava Varieties

Kava Varieties at Kapua Kava Bar

Are you looking for a fun, new way to relax and socialize in Fort Myers? If so, chances are you would love a refreshing Kava Kava here at Kapua Kava Bar. Wondering what kava is? Don’t worry, we’ll give you a brief history of kava, its benefits, and the three main varieties of kava — just keep reading!

A native plant to the South Pacific, kava has been used by humans for hundreds of years. It is a leafy, green plant whose roots provide sedative and relaxing effects when ingested. From the moment humans began to harvest and ingest kava, it has always been an experience that is meant to be shared with others. That is why we offer a friendly environment and relaxed atmosphere here at Kapua Kava bar so you can enjoy one of nature’s finest experiences with like-minded people.

There are three varieties of kava root and this ultimate guide will tell you everything you need to know about this revolutionary drink. If you’re ready to kick back, relax and enjoy yourself, come join us at the Kapua Kava Bar in Fort Myers.

Noble Root

One of the most sought-after and coveted varieties of kava, “Noble” Kava is only harvested from roots that are at least five years old. Not only does Noble Kava have a minimum age for harvesting, but the Vanuatu government also regulates who can cultivate and export the product via the Kava Act of 2002.

While these restrictions may seem prohibitive, it ensures that all Noble Kava is of the highest quality and standards. Before the Vanuatu government enacted restrictions, unregulated kava known as Tudei Kava was being exported despite being known for its plethora of negative side effects. Because of this strict quality control, Noble Kava has earned a reputation for being one of the most effective and quality types of kava.

At Kapua Kava Bar we only use the finest Noble Kava available so your experience is always top-notch. We also serve other varieties of kava such as Lateral Root Kava and Basal Root Kava, as well as kratom and other refreshments. Come experience the relaxing benefits of Noble Kava in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere here at Kapua Kava Bar in Fort Myers — you can find us at 12951 Metro Parkway Suite 15.

Lateral Root

Derived from the long roots of the kava plant, Lateral Root Kava is only makes up about 20% of a mature kava plant. Known as “Waka” in Sothern Pacific culture, Lateral Kava produces more kavalactones (the active ingredient in kava). This, in turn, allows for a more noticeable mental effect and extreme relaxation.

Typically you will find most kava bars serve products that contain Lateral Kava as opposed to pure Noble Kava. However, Lateral Kava can be blended with the next variety of kava we’ll talk about — Basal Root Kava. This combination allows you to experience the full effects of both the Basal and Lateral Kava root, delivering some of the most desirable effects of the plant.

If you’re looking to try 100% pure Lateral Kava, you won’t find any better place than right here at Kapua Kava Bar in Fort Myers. We use 100% Vanuatu Lateral Root Kava in our products, so if you’re looking for some good times you’ll remember, stop by and give us a try!

Basal Root

Known in Fiji as “Lewana”, Basal Root Kava is a thicker, fleshy part of the kava plant that is closest to the stem. Due to the increase in thickness, Basal Root Kava is sometimes referred to as “Chips” amongst kava-fanatics.

Lower in kavalactones, Basal Kava produces a more physically relaxing effect that is typically described as a “body” effect. Basal Kava isn’t typically served in kava bars, however, when it is used, it is usually combined with Lateral Kava. Blending both Basal and Lateral Kava together results in a unique flavor profile as well as a fully encompassing effect on both mind and body.

At Kapua Kava Bar, we have our own Kapua House Blend that is a perfect combination of Basal and Lateral Kava. If you want to experience the fully encompassing effects of kava, our Kapua House Blend is sure to give you what you need.

Why Kapua Kava?

Now that you know everything about the three varietals of the Kava plant, you’re probably wondering “why Kapua Kava?” The simple answer is — we’re the best! At Kapua Kava Bar we serve all three varieties of 100% pure Vanuatu Kava root in some of the best drinks you’ll ever taste.

Not only do we serve Fort Myers’ tastiest Kava products, but we also have one of the best atmospheres an adult can ask for. If you’re looking for a new way to unwind that is both fun and tasty, then we’re the spot for you.

Come find out what all the hype is about, Kapua Kava Bar is open seven days a week so you’re always able to relax — we look forward to seeing you!

Four Years of Love and Appreciation

Where does the time go? July 2021 marks the four year Anniversary of Kapua Kava Bar. We have a ton of great surprises and specials planned for the month and can’t wait to reveal them all so stay tuned to our social media pages for the coming details.

In some ways it feels like just yesterday that Kapua Kava Bar became a reality and in others it feels like it has always been here. Like any other business these past four years have had plenty of challenges, but perseverance, hard work, a great staff and our wonderful Kapua family of guests has made it all worth while.

When we designed Kapua Kava Bar we decided that we would only serve the highest quality kava and kratom teas. So many of our guests have told us over the years that we truly have the best teas in SW Florida. Many people  don’t realize that we spent almost an entire year leading up to opening testing and trying different products, recipes and processes to get it just right. By “Just Right” we mean something we would want to drink and enjoy ourselves. Rhonda worked on the kava and I (Rob) tackled the kratom teas.

Sourcing these products presents it’s own challenge. Finding reliable vendors who could consistently deliver the highest quality root and leaves was a very difficult task. Sometimes it is hard to remember that both Kava and Kratom come from very remote places with little or no infrastructure. These aren’t products that are always readily available and can easily vary in quality and consistency.

Once we found the right mix of source and recipe we kept both closely guarded. That’s not to say there have been many who have tried and in some cases succeeded to gaining access to our sources and recipes. For anyone who has put in the thousands of hours it takes to start and maintain a successful business, they can understand how important it is to protect what you have created. We have and will continue to closely guard our beloved Kapua Kava Bar under any and all circumstances. We not only do it for ourselves, we also do it for our guests. We all deserve to have a singular unique place to enjoy our favorite herbal beverages.

So four years has come and gone and we are looking forward to everything the future may bring, including the challenges that strengthen our resolve to provide the best possible teas anyone has ever had. We are excited to mark our four year anniversary with a Full Blown BULA-Bration  throughout the month of July 2021 and we hope to see all of our Kapua family along with many “New Faces” to help us ring it in in true Kapua style.

We thank you all for for your continued support and we look forward to having you with us along this incredible journey.

Rob & Rhonda Fontano