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Waka Root from Fiji Fresh

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by Jerome, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Kava Enthusiast

    Anyone tried the whole waka roots from Fiji Fresh?

    I've been off the kava far too long but this looks like a fun product!
  2. fait

    fait Position 5 Hard Support

    The guy at @FijiFreshKava is fortunately reluctant to compromise kava root quality for availability. He was out of kava for multiple months until his latest batch came in and I've heard nothing short of excellent from the roots he currently has and grinds up on demand. The waka is not only good, but the lawena also. If anything, I've heard more about how great his lawena is.

    I have not personally had it unfortunately. I'll need to use up the root I have before I restock. I plan to keep Fiji Fresh on my radar for when I do run low. Others with actual experience will hopefully chime in soon enough if my word isn't good enough. :)
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  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Kava Enthusiast

    I was about to answer when I noticed you said "whole" kava. I have tried their pounded kava - but not the whole roots. I am kind of surprised they are not cheaper than the pounded root...which is excellent.
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  4. bogmonkey

    bogmonkey Member

    Thanks for putting another vendor on my list...
    we've all dealt with seasonal outages and the "hunt for top qual kava" so you have to bounce from vendor to vendor sometimes..So far, in my stable I have Kava Time, Nakamal At Home, Kavafied, Kalm with Kava, and now Fiji Fresh!
    (My number one favorite is the Gourmet Savusavu Waka from Kava Time, which ships in vacuum-sealed "brick" form and is by far the freshest and tastiest I've ever had!)
  5. FijiFreshKava

    FijiFreshKava Kava Vendor

    @Jerome We have whole roots in stock. They're a little more work to prep. You need some good shears to cut them into tiny (< 1cm ) pieces and a coffee grinder or nutribullet to grind them. The potency of the home ground roots tends to be a little less than with our pounding machines, I think, because the pounding creates smaller particles which are easier to extract the lactones from. The home ground roots do have more flavor! Of course, you can also try chewing the roots. I think that is the most efficient way to dissolve the lactones since they're very soluble in saliva.