Did you know that Hawaii is the only state to produce commercial quantities of coffee? The climate is ideal for coffee farms that began to flourish starting in 1829 near Honolulu. A few previous endeavors to grow the plants ended in failure, but farmers persisted and Hawaiian coffee has gained in popularity since the 1990’s.
Original coffee plants came from Brazil and Manila. Guatemalan varieties were introduced in the late 19th century and have done quite well. Harvesting of the beans can be done year-round in this lush, tropical climate and coffee farms have popped up on a few of the islands such as Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. The majority of these coffee farms are on the island of Hawaii with the Kona area being considered the coffee belt, located on the western coast of the Big Island. For coffee to be considered “Kona” coffee, it must be grown on the slopes of Kona only.
Taste for yourself the fine flavor of Hawaiian coffee with our “Kona Blend”. See if you can imagine yourself on the beautiful sandy beaches, when you close your eyes. The coffee aroma can take you anywhere and can be enjoyed anytime. Be sure to try some soon!