How to Choose Your Kava By Effect

Happy Kava Custom Kava BlendsImagine if you could choose your Kava by effect! Perhaps one person wants some anxiety relief, while another is looking for an energy boost, while another is looking for something to help ease into a meditative state Kava can be a panacea for anything related to stress relief, anxiety reduction, mental clarity, or even as an aphrodisiac. But what if the power of Kava was boosted by a corresponding concentrated herb that makes the Kava even more potent? This is where Happy Kava Blends come in. Continue Reading

Where Can I Buy Kava?

This is where we review various websites and their Kava Kava products.  Our focus is Kava root, but we have tried every kava product from every website we can find, and post what we think.  We accept no donations or solicitations from any website that sells Kava, and if we have a bad experience with any Kava site, we will always try a second and a third time before making any final judgement on the experience and the quality of Kava on that particular website.
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Where Can I Find a Kava Bar?

We have a vastly easier INTERACTIVE KAVA BAR MAP instead of this dull, static list below.  Visit that page instead; and if you’re a Kava Bar, let us know and we’ll add you immediately!

United States Kava Bars

  • Los Angeles, CA – Kava Shack
  • Cave Junction, OR – Commune I Tea
  • San Diego, CA – Kava Lounge
  • Rancho Cordova, CA- The Root of Happiness Kava Bar
  • Santa Cruz, CA – Luminescence Day Spa, Kava Bar and Tea Room
  • Boca Raton, FL – Nakava
  • Hollywood, FL – Mystic Water Kava Bar & Yoga Studio
  • West Palm Beach, FL – Purple Lotus Kava Bar and Kavasutra
  • St. Petersburg, FL – Bula Kafe
  • Deerfield Beach, FL – Kahuna ‘Awa Bar
  • Tarpon Beach, FL – Sawgrass Tiki Bar
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fiji Kava Bar
  • Hilo, HI – Bayfront Coffee, Kava and Tea
  • Hiwa, HI – Kava Kafe
  • Kailua-Kona, HI – Kanaka Kava Bar
  • Pahoa, HI – Uncle Robert’s Kava Bar/’Awa Club
  • Boone, NC – Noble Kava
  • Asheville, NC – Vanuatu Kava Bar
  • Wilmington, NC – Kat 5 Kava Bar
  • Ithaca, NY – Mystic Water Kava Bar & Yoga Studio
  • Portland, OR – Bula Kava House
  • Austin, TX – SquareRüt Kava Bar

Worldwide Kava Bars

  • United Kingdom – Kava Pub

This is just a partial list of the Kava Bars that are listed on the Interactive Map! Simply zoom in and click around; you’ll discover just how many Kava Bars there actually are in the world! And, the exciting part is, is that the number of Kava Bars began to grow exponentially in 2016. This is exciting news, as Kava.Guru is all about spreading the love and word of Kava as far and wide as possible.

Free Bula Kava House Kava

Bula Kava House KavaBula Kava House is the second Kava vendor we’re featuring, as part of our Facebook Kava Promotion.  Bula Kava House has provided me with some of my favorite Kava over the past few years, and is really tied for my favorite Kava supplier.  They consistently offer several cultivars of Kava. What we offered on our Facebook Kava Promotion were their 4 current Powdered Kava Root cultivars; Borogu, Fu’u, Koniak, and Melo Melo. Continue Reading

Free KavaDotCom Kava

A few Kava vendors have asked to be featured on Kava Guru.  The moment the fourth request appeared in my Inbox, I got an idea:  Why not offer Kava from my favorite companies and/or from those who offer it to us for free, and hand it off to Facebook fans instead, with on stipulation: Anyone who requests the free Kava, must write a review for it corresponding posts here? Continue Reading

Kava Review – Root of Happiness

If you’re looking for flat out strong Kava Root, then you’ve found your perfect Kava at Root of Happiness.  Focusing on Kava with a kick, this is some of the strongest product we’ve discovered to date. Make no mistake; Root of Happiness fully intends to appeal to the discerning Kava Connoisseur crowd, with prices to match. Continue Reading

Kava Review – Kava Dot Com

This Kava Supplier definitely counts as being one of the most interesting websites we’ve ever visited.  For many years, Kava Dot Com has been a source for unbiased Kava information.  In 2013 they made a bold move; they decided to go from being an informational website to an eCommerce website.  Are we glad they did?

They started the Kava Marketplace; an online store featuring Kava Kava from a number of different Kava suppliers.  They also introduced their own brand of Kava in two disctinct grades; Hawaiian Kava with about 4% kavalactone content, and Vanuatu Noble with a minimum of 8% kavalactone and a very “happy” 4-2-6 chemotype.  We were a bit skeptical of their Vanuatu Noble variety and thought perhaps that was nothing more than some marketing hype.  But we’re pleased to report that their Vanuatu Noble Kava truly lives up to its name, and a little digging into what exactly a 426 kavalactone lineup revealed some very interesting information.

In short, there are 6 major kavalactones out of the 18 in total that have been discovered.  Those 6 major kavalactones have been assigned numbers, and it turns out that kavalactone levels are actually “fingerprints” for Kava, and allows one to determine the origin of any Kava root.  So, the Vanuatu Kava, with it’s 4-2-6 kavalactone lineup, has a high concentration of kavain (4), with dihydrokavain (2) following, with a 3rd major component of methysticin (6).  It turns out that kavain and dihydrokavain encourage dopamine release in the brain, making the Vanuatu Noble variety one of the most pleasurable Kavas out there.

Interestingly enough, it turns out that a specific cultivar of Hawaiian Kava called “Mahakea” Kava, also can have a kavalactone lineup of 426 as well.  So, whether it’s a Hawaiian cultivar called Mahakea or the Kava Dot Com Vanuatu Noble Kava Root, if a happy, pleasant repose that lasts longer than one might expect is your cup of tea (or should I say “shell of Kava”), then look no further than KavaDotCom and their Kava Marketplace for your Kava.

If you’re looking for flat out strong but giddy Kava Root, then you’ve found your perfect Kava.  If you’re looking for a more complex, and perhaps a more cultured Kava, then the various offerings from Bula Kava definitely fit the bill.

But, Kava Dot Com doesn’t stop at just Kava Root.  They’ve got lots of Hawaiian-themed party favors, vegan chocolate, and an entire line of SuperFoods.  We get it; Kava is good for a healthy life, and SuperFoods are also good to keep a body healthy to enjoy a happy life.  We’re not sure how much SuperFood they’re selling at the Kava Marketplace, but good for them.

Not all Kava Suppliers are represented over at the Kava Marketplace, but we’re hoping to see more Kava Suppliers added as time goes on, as the positive reviews stack up, and other Kava Brands take notice.  I know if I were a Kava Brand, I’d be giving the folks over at Kava Dot Com a call to see if they’d be interested in adding my product to their catalog.

Kava Dot Com gets 5 Shells out of 5.

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