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The Beautiful Birds of Hawaii

The Beautiful Birds of Hawaii

There is a big colony of red crowned parrots that roost in a large Ohia tree at the end of our field.  These bright green red-heads pair-up and move out to the jungle to feed in the morning and return in the afternoon. They make a squawking raucous noise when they fly, and I always […]
New Coffee Trees!
Water is the most essential element of life, because without it you can’t make coffee.

Water is the most essential element of life, because without it you can’t make coffee.

There is a unique inter-relationship between water and coffee that goes way back. Being a coffee farmer and a barista, the difference between these two is simple. The farmer takes all the water out of coffee, and the Barista puts it all back in. I also noticed that there are no “billionaire coffee farmers” but […]
Nurture

Nurture

Our coffee plants get individual attention.  Every month we walk the rows and inspect each and every tree. Some need weeds pulled from around their trunks. Others need to be gently pruned by either trimming away vertical sucker shoots or lateral branches that have broken or become too heavy.  All the plants need food and […]
Why is Kona coffee so unique compared to other coffees?

Why is Kona coffee so unique compared to other coffees?

The “Kona Coffee Belt” Currently there are only about 3,000 acres in the “Kona Coffee Belt” producing a coffee crop. The limited supply makes it a very in-demand commodity, and for good reason! Additionally, coffee plants produce one crop a year, allowing only a select few people the opportunity to enjoy 100% Kona coffee. Location […]
Does coffee offer health benefits?

Does coffee offer health benefits?

Answer From Donald Hensrud, M.D. “Studies have shown that coffee may have health benefits, including protecting against Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease, including liver cancer. Coffee also appears to improve cognitive function and decrease the risk of depression.” Research has also produced evidence of more health benefits of drinking coffee. One of the […]
What A Difference A Year Makes

What A Difference A Year Makes

The renovation of the Mauka farm after pruning in 2017 to new growth of 2018. The pile in the meadow is chipped up coffee tree pruning. We spread it on the bank in the foreground and it grew squash!