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 water and we give them all that they need. We believe that healthy plants produce the best coffee.
Sometimes trying to bring an unhealthy plant back to life is not always the best farm practice. When a plant becomes too weak to produce we replace it with a new grafted plant. The grafted trees are genetically pure kona typica scions, or tops, with liberica root systems that have been joined as seedlings. These plants were developed at the University of Hawai’i and have shown excellent resistance to disease and also produce a better crop. Coffee produced from these trees has won many awards in Kona coffee tasting competitions. In the last 2 years we have added about 300 of these grafted trees to our farms.
We are just two of approximately six hundred small, independent farmers and neighbors who grow Kona Coffee. We try hard to live up to the standards that have been set by the farmers who have gone before us and built this proud coffee tradition by boundless energy and hard work. In fact, we believe you can taste the difference in Real Kona Coffee. There is plenty of energy in the beans!