Micronized / Instant Kava

Rated 4.90 out of 5 based on 39 customer ratings
(39 customer reviews)


Micronized / Instant versions of all 5 of our Kavas – Pouni Ono, Borogu, Borongoru, Vula Waka, and Loa Waka.

These Kava Powders have been specially prepared to remove the coarse fibers and eliminating the need for straining.

100% Pure and Natural Kava – No Additives or Fillers

Simply mix 2-4 teaspoons into any beverage and you’re set for a milder tasting and quick kava drink. Kava on the go!

All of our  micronized kavas are prepared in-house from our TK Group Labs tested Medium Grind Kava Root. This means you can expect the same outstanding quality you get from all of our other products.

Please see below for variety descriptions.


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Pouni Ono Kava from Tonga

This kava is best suited for daytime use, has the least tiring effects and is a great social kava as well. It’s also unique in that many find it to be one of the easiest tasting kavas around. Overall Happy & Uplifting, perfect for easing stress while still being productive or for socializing with friends and family.

Loa Waka Kava from Fiji

This is the perfect example of a great balanced kava. It is the strongest variety we carry and very popular all around effects. In smaller servings it is somewhat heady and good for daytime use. In larger serving sizes it can become heavier, melting away the stresses of the day.

Borogu Kava from Vanuatu

This is the most popular variety of kava in Vanuatu and is considered a good afternoon kava. It is still a balanced kava and starts out heady but tiring effects are more pronounced with higher doses and tend to set in a few hours after consuming.

Vula Waka Kava from Fiji

This is the perfect example of a moderately heavy kava. In smaller servings it is relaxing and good for easing worries of the day. In larger serving sizes it can become heavier, good for winding down in the evening or use as a nightcap.

Borongoru Kava from Vanuatu

This is the kava we recommend for late afternoon or evening drinking as it is great for reducing stress or anxiety at the end of a work or busy day, or for use as a sleep aid. It is our Heaviest Kava and very relaxing.

Damu Kava from Fiji

A rare variety in Fiji that is quite unique. It offers a slightly heavy body feel relaxing those muscles but unlike many heavier varieties, it also offers some excellent social aspects and much less sedation.

Additional information

Weight N/A

2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz


Pouni Ono, Borogu, Borongoru, Loa Waka, Vula Waka, Damu

39 reviews for Micronized / Instant Kava

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Taylor Montano (verified owner)

    Fantastic kava! Just as effective as traditional without the prep. Doesn’t bother my stomach. I won the boronguru during KWK’s stocking stuffer contest or I never would’ve tried it. Just ordered some Loa Waka. I got probably a dozen tbsp-ish servings or more from the jar. Great quality and value all around.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    DW (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing! Great intro product into Kava. Loa Waka is my favorite

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    ethan (verified owner)

    Just bought two, 2 ounce Pouni Ono micronized powder. One for me, and one for my girlfriend. Wow. I am VERY pleased with this stuff. Because I struggle with depression and lethargy just as much as I do with anxiety, I decided to go with the Pouni because I knew I wanted to be productive during the day and not feel at all tired. One side-note however is that I just took 7 teaspoons about an hour ago, and the other day i took 5. So I am going over the dose recommendation quite a bit. Regardless, there is no question about the effectiveness of this kava, I feel euphoric, light, and literally no negative side effects that I can tell at all. It also gives me a productive feeling, like i want to accomplish my goals. I’ll definitely be buying a big jar next time. This will not “cure” anxiety, as i can still think negative thoughts and go down that route if i want to… but the key word is want to. I feel like this gives you some sort of platform to stand on where you don’t get pulled down as easily. It keeps you from running down the rabbit hole, and gives you the power again to make a choice to have a good, productive and happy day. LOVE IT!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Visconti (verified owner)

    I’ve tried a few different kinds of kava and I have to say Loa Waka micronized is my absolute favorite. It’s great for during the day and night. Makes me feel great! It also doesn’t upset my stomach either which is also very nice.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leah (verified owner)

    I am relatively new to Kava, or at least to high quality noble kava like KWK sells. So far I’ve tried the micronized Borongoru and it is helping me with anxiety and muscular tension/spasms. The micronized is definitely worth the extra cost IMO for taste, convenience, and the fact that you can use less to achieve the same benefits vs traditional grog.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    David V (verified owner)

    Tried the borogu version. The taste was not too bad, very peppery. It was a nice relaxing effect that makes falling asleep much easier.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    JustinK (verified owner)

    I’m new-ish to the Kava scene, but have been around long enough to make the rounds with most of the micronized products here. For time sake I will review my favorites..

    The first couple of months I ordered strictly Lao Waka, because from the reviews here and on kavaforums it appeared to be the strongest. It’s strong, but that doesn’t by any means make it the “heaviest” (which is what I think I was ultimately looking for). Lao Waka is extremely balanced and very potent. I couldn’t do anymore than 3 tables in a session, as it does pack a bit of a stimulating effect to it accompanied by a body relaxation vibe. And if I used it too late it wouldn’t allow me to sleep. This is a great Kava to use earlier in the day (IMO) and in smaller servings, as it will give you both a heady energized feeling mixed with a relaxation feeling.

    I only branched away from the Lao Waka because it wasn’t available when I came to place an order. I tried a few others, but the one I really fell in love with was the Borongoru. This, to me, was an extremelly heavy kava and just what I’d been looking for. It was heavy in the body and less heady. I could drink way more than 3 teaspons if I chose to, and at higher doses would be stuck to my couch, as well as offered me a great nights sleep. This is now my go-to.

    So, while sticking with the Borongoru, I decided to branch out yet again and go for a kava that’s a bit out of my comfort zone. I’ve always heard people on forums describe Kava’s as “heady” or “body”, and I could care less, I just wanted the heaviest strongest stuff, period. So I decided to grab a jar of the Pouni Ono. I always envisioned that “day time heady” Kava’s just wouldn’t be strong enough for me, or worse yet, have absolutely no effect at all. Well, I just received some Pouni Ono tonight, and I was waaaaay off base. Less than a minute after taking down a cup of water with a teaspoon I felt AMAZING. Not a lot of body action going on, but my head was buzzing and I felt relaxed, energized, and uplifted mood that I’ve never experienced with Kava before this. I don’t know for sure, but I could see this kava being a bit too stimulating if drank in high doses. I took another tablespoon of the Pouni Ono, followed by a tablespoon of the Borongoru, and even better. I feel amazing and like this could be my new holy grail combo to go-to.

    As far as Kalm With Kava as a business goes, I live in the southwest so the majority of the time I place an order in the evening or at night and the next day they ship it out priority and I get it in 2 days. Sometimes it’s a day later, but this only occurs during holidays. Kalm With Kava is by far my vendor, amazing products with consistency, as well as consistency in how they do business/ship/etc.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dalton Cole (verified owner)

    Best micronized kava around. Not only is it strong, but it’s the only one that doesn’t give me nausea because they remove the makas (hard fibrous parts of the root). And the price is so low compared to other vendors I know of that remove makas. I love this kava.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michael Rice (verified owner)

    Very easy and quick to prepare. Although i prefer the regular powder, this is great for on the go.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave (verified owner)

    Very satisfied (and relaxed) customer. I ordered three of the micronized instant kava varieties – Loa Waka, Vula Waka, and Borongoru, which is my favorite of the group. I’m a fast-moving, forever-anxious person, and kava is the only natural substance that chills me out without knocking me out or making it impossible to do anything but sit and watch TV. It works almost instantly, doesn’t taste bad at all (though I like bitter things, so if you don’t you may have issues with the taste), and doesn’t bother my stomach at all. And the shipping was very fast. I’m looking forward to trying the others to find my favorite. Definitely a believer.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jules (verified owner)

    I am new to Kava. I am in a stressful period of life with a lot of transitions, and this is really helping me find some peace and relaxation again. I am thrilled to have found this product. I ordered this, another Kava powder product from Amazon, and Kava candy. Of the three, this Loa Waka has provided the best effects. I chug it quickly with pineapple juice, and then…peace! I plan to continue to use this product for a long time. Thank you so much.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pacer T. (verified owner)

    I ordered 8oz of Loa Waka and I need to say that it is absolutely heavenly. Not only did it arrive earlier than expected, but the quality of the root was phenomenal. Overall, a very good choice for those who are lazy or just simply don’t have enough time to extract it themselves. Super easy, super potent, and something that I definitely recommend for even veteran Kava-drinkers.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am very new to kava and have been very surprised with how well it works for my anxiety. I like the instant because I’m not worrying about straining anything, I just mix it up and drink. I’ve ordered a few more of these and am curious to see how they work out. Currently I take 1-2 pills of the kava to get me through the day, and mix up a drink at night to calm the day away. It’s been about 3 weeks and just ordered more. Thank you so much for your products and I will definitely continue to buy from you!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen (verified owner)

    I’m a kava newbie. As a 50-something with chronic anxiety, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle stiffness, I have been looking for herbal/OTC supplements that will help control my symptoms without the druggy, lethargic feel that heavy prescription drugs cause. A couple of years ago, I tried some Kava from a vendor I now know to be unreliable, and I was disappointed. Having read the great reviews on KWK products, I decided to take a chance on KWK’s kava. I’m so glad I did!

    I am thrilled by the quality, price, and shipping speed of Kalm with Kava products. About two weeks ago, I purchased the micronized Vula Waka and Borugu Kavas. Two days later, they arrived, which was surprising, as I chose the cheapest shipping option. Upon opening the jar, I noticed how fresh and potent the smell of both varieties was. They did not disappoint!

    I tried the Borugu first. Yes, it has a strong taste, but I managed to get it down. Within ten or twenty minutes, I felt the first effects: calming (without loss of mental acuity), and a lessening of the knots in my trapezius muscles. It also lifted my mood (again, without making me feel “drugged.”)

    I tried the Vula Waka next. The taste was less “spicy” than the Borugu, but it was a bit harder to get down; however, again, it was worth the effort. The Vula Waka had a more calming effect, with a greater lessening of muscle tension, but it was a bit more sedating…not in a bad way, but I have been using it as my “bedtime” dose about 30 minutes before I want to sleep. I got a great night’s sleep and woke refreshed the next day.

    The most remarkable thing about the KWK micronized Kava is that it takes less and less each time I use it. I’d heard of the “reverse tolerance’ effect, but frankly thought it was too good to be true. Wrong! At least in my experience, it has been true.

    I re-ordered about two days ago, opting to try the Damu special variety, as I want to try a headier Kava, and the Pouni Ono isn’t in stock in the micronized Kavas. . It’s already out for delivery, according to the tracking, so I’m really looking forward to trying it.

    Needless to say, I’m very happy with Kalm with Kava products. If anybody out there is “on the fence’ or has tried Kava from other vendors with poor results, give KWK a try. You’ll be glad you did!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrien (verified owner)

    Shout out to Mike and the gang. They must put a lot of time, effort and love in their product because it’s the best Kava I have tried. I stopped drinking kava a few years ago because I got burnt with crappy Kava too many times. Glad we have a go to guy now 😀

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justin (verified owner)

    Amazing product. This is true Noble Kava and exceeds expectations. The Borongoru is my go-to as I have bad anxiety, insomnia, and suffer chronic pain from muscle spasticity . Finally, a healthy treatment and alternative to what the Doctor’s in the U.S have been trained to prescribe. Customer service is great and the owner of this company is outstanding. If there is a problem In the mailing side(usually there isn’t, just due to hurricane Irma), they are quick to re-send another order. Also, any questions they will also be happy and quick to respond. So far I have tried the Borongoru, Vula Waka, and Loa Waka. The Vula Waka and Borongoru are amazing products. Personally, anything that I put into my body that isn’t labeled as “nighttime” or “intense sedative”, makes me a little edgy. So, the Loa Waka is not too suitable for myself BUT, after speaking with the company, I was told that I can mix the Loa Waka with the Borongoru and after trying that, just wowwww! Perfect Kava mix if you are somebody like me who would like to experience the more “euphoric” Loa Waka without the edginess. As far as the Vula Waka, it is amazing and seems fairly similar to the Borongoru. I would give this company a 1000/10 review if that was possible, considering quality as well as customer service! Definitely try this Kava Kava it could be a life-saver for you, as it is for me!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jay (verified owner)

    I am new to kava, well new to legit verified “noble” kava. Years ago I tried some “instant kava” from one of those crappy brands, i think it was called “kona kava”, and it was basically useless and ineffective.. I got the micronized borongoru and it is very good. I now know what good quality kava can do. It gives me a nice relaxing feeling and really does relax my body very well and is also very good in social situations with friends.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luis Grilo (verified owner)

    Very practical, just mix 1 to 4 teaspoons with anything, according to the desired effect and drink. Really nice thing. Thank you for your quality product.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luis (verified owner)

    I’m new on kava and just waiting for my order wich I just made some minutes ago. A week ago I had never heard about kava and came to KWK as I’ve reading only the best opinions about this vendor. So far I just can say I´m very pleased with the very kind and helpfull custumer service, very far from the coldness from most european shops. I believe the chemical big companies lobby is the biggest obstacle against the curing power of nature and the spreading of natural things an remedies. I just want to verbalize that I’m very pleased with the nice people and comments at on various sites and forums I met at the related kava culture. And when I’ll spend a good day with a nice cup at my reach, will be a happy time for sure in this so troubled life people complicate. Thanks

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    It’s awesome, I don’t believe that kava can improve my mood, good result. Thanks for those good days with kawa puoni uno.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Ingram (verified owner)

    Just wanted to post up a quick review…pretty new to Kava. Had only tried one of the “bigger” less expensive Vendors before trying KWK…WOW, so glad I tried you guys. It’s like night and day the difference. Your Kava has a much better taste and the effects are what I was hoping Kava would be like! Initially tried the Borogu, which was nice. Just got the other 3 micro varieties, and downed a cup of the Pouni Ono. Very nice way to end a day of work (I work from home). Nice mild effects, nothing too overpowering. Such a BIG difference to what I had before. Can’t wait to try the rest, and I will be ordering again soon. THANKS KWK, for having quality products. Hope to try the medium grind and preparation ritual soon too. Highly recommend that if you think Kava is not for you, try out KWK before you give up. Total different/BETTER experience.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Drew J (verified owner)

    WOW! This is my first time EVER feeling what KAVA really has to offer. I’d like to elaborate by stating I’ve used Kava in the past. About 2 years ago I decided to try a Kava extract from a different company(I didn’t really do my research). It did absolutely nothing but make me nauseous and my mouth slightly numb. I wrote Kava off for 2 years after that experience because I thought it was a waste of my time and money. KALM- NOW I SEE THE LIGHT!! I decided to give it another shot because I have been super stressed at work. I received my Kava about an hour ago and I can’t believe the quality of this stuff. This is what Kava is all about! I’m glad I did my research on the best Kava vendor out there! Thank you, KALM with Kava! Thank you!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jankey (verified owner)

    This stuff is great. I think KwK is right that it works better on an empty stomach. It is also more subtle than, say, benzos, so don’t expect to be whacked out, just somewhat more calm. And don’t expect to drink two cups of strong coffee, down this, and still feel it. But drink it on an empty stomach with no stimulants in your system and I think you’re going to know that life is not so stressful. It does taste fairly terrible, but that’s all part of the “fun” if you ask me. Give it a try. I am a happy customer of this company in any event and intend to patronize them for the foreseeable future.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nickalus Jankiewicz (verified owner)

    It’s a bright sunny day. -17C out or 1F for you Yanks. There is snow everywhere and I am pleasantly shoveling away in a state if bliss. How am I able to accomplish such feats you might ask? Simple, Loa Waka baby. This stuff is truly unique, my first Fijian kava and it does not disappoint. Potent, punctual, perfect. Making this winter wonderland bearable and dare I say enjoyable. I feel good, like doing something I might build a snowman man or throw some snowballs at passing by kids. The point is this is an amazing day time kava, filled with twists and turns at every interval.

    The heady effects are exquisite, I don’t feel euphoric per se just good. It feels good to breathe like everything in the world is Ok despite being on a frozen tundra. This kava will make you into a man, I’ve grown 3 chest hair since writing this! It just makss you want to do something I want to write, make music, paint. Well maybe not paint my paintings tend to look like a 6 year old did them. This is a great kava for someone looking for something heady, but not too heady to where they are sketched out.
    Body effects are noticeable also, I feel the usual muscle relaxation in my chest upper back and neck, almost a massage like quality with the tension oozing off of me. Slight sedation but nothing impairing. I think I will try to ride my bike in the snow and see what happens, most likely I will crash lucky for me this also is a decent pain killer to help wash away the aches and pains from these weary bones.
    Grab some Loa Waka micro stat it will help get you through whatever ales you during the day, whether it be a job, a mistress, or a wife on the side

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    slade simkins

    The Vanuatu Kava is the best you can get period. Top shelf kava for anyone interested in having the best. Kalm Kava leads the industry for the finest quality products and best tasting.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Even A (verified owner)

    Loa Waka is a nice uplifting kava, works great during the daytime. Also very easy to mix, no straining! Will order this one again.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea (verified owner)

    I have purchased this in the pouni ono a couple of times now and I really love it. It is calming without being tiring, and no hangover the next day! While I wouldn’t say I feel particularly “Awake” on this Kava, I do not feel it relaxes you into tiredness like some do. Relatively smooth for Kava, great with a few drops of lemon stevia.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean (verified owner)

    Kalm with Kava micronized Kava is the best you can get I love the Pouni Ono, works perfect. Just ordered more today!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really love this. When I first tried Kava I tried straining it myself and I was somehow doing it wrong. I felt zero effects from it. With the instant kava, any possible mistakes I’d make are eliminated and the calming effect is there. I am a naturally anxious person and kava helps me with this immensely.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    KD (verified owner)

    Prior to ordering the micronized Pouni Ono from KWK, I had only tried the kava tea available at my local grocery store. I felt some very slight calming effects from the tea but wanted something more potent that could be a suitable alternative to my usual glass(es) of wine after work without all the calories and alcohol munchies. This product surpassed my expectations. Even after a stressful day, this kava has a great uplifting effect on my mood! I think it could be helpful to someone with social anxiety. I also feel some body effects but it doesn’t knock me out or even make me sleepy. As a kava newbie, the micronized preparation is foolproof. I will definitely order from KWK again. I want to try the Borongoru as I’ve seen lots of positive reviews online.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jake (verified owner)

    If you are tired of alcohol and the many problems it brings then i would recommend giving kava a shot. This stuff really does work and gives me the relaxing effect i was looking for without my mind being altered, weight gain, or hangovers that the booze often did. Thanks for such a great product!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    AJ (verified owner)

    As a newbie to kava I have looked forward to a cup of micronized borogu to unwind at night since it was received. I did a lot of research before selecting this brand, and I am glad I came across the product line. I usually feel tense for the majority of the day so it helps with sleep and anxiety. I will probably try some of the other kava types later, but for now I am enjoying what I chose. Thanks for the fast shipping and new experience.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5


    1st experience with Kava. Starting with cup of almond milk and 3 teaspoons of the instant Borogu.
    I’ll report back

  34. Rated 3 out of 5

    Brian (verified owner)

    I have been using kava for about 3 months, so I am fairly new. I have only used instants and have to say that I enjoyed one of Kalm with Kava’s. I had the Loa Waka and the Pouni Ono. I would give the Loa Waka 5 stars it is very potent and you feel some nice effects. Looking forward to trying the other two.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    carrie (verified owner)

    I’m new to Kava. I’m drinking the micronized Loa Waka and it is helping me tremedously. I’m more relaxed. I find it a little difficult to get motivated during the day when I drink it but once I get going I feel good. I lost a family member last night and Kava is helping keep me calm. It’s been such a blessing and in my case came just when I needed it most. I have more on the way, and I’m looking forward to more great experiences with this plant.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jen is here (verified owner)

    This is a great day time kava. It is quick and easy to make on the go. I started taking kava about 6 months ago to help with stress relief. Do your research and stay away from tudei kava. Tudei kava that can make you sick. Kalm with Kava sells only noble kava and is a great vendor. This product came quickly and is very effective. You don’t need much at all. Sometimes it takes people a week or two to really feel the effects of kava, but I felt it right away. This makes my work day go a lot smoother.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roger (verified owner)

    Right now, I am 3 – 8 oz. cups into the Micronized Loa Waka, spaced out in 1 drink per hour, 4 teaspoons, mixed with water, and a little soy milk. Very….NICE. Obviously potent stuff, and this is the first time I’ve tried Kava powder. I’ve only been using Kava for less than 3 weeks, and all capsules up to this point. I feel kind of a balance between the Heady, and Heavy/Body effects, although I’m not sleepy. Unlike alcohol though, I can still think clearly, and make rational decisions for my behavior. I don’t have any desire to return to alcohol, after trying Kava, and especially quality Kava as sold here. Kava Kalm will be receiving more orders from me. Also, the taste reminds me of chewing Ginseng root, kind of a dirt/dust kind of taste, which can easily be alleviated with mixing in juice, soy milk, milk, or whatever one may choose.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joyce (verified owner)

    I received a sample pack of the Loa Waka micronized with my monthly order of drinks. I’ve had micro versions from Kava Kauai and Bula Kava House. This did not disappoint! It’s potent (more so than Kava Kauai’s and equivalent to BKH’s), and better yet, it mixes well. Definitely worth trying if you get tired of kneading and straining.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony D

    I have tried all four of the micronized varieties and they are really great. I really can’t list a favorite as they all serve a different purpose depending on my mood.

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