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Why we are a “No Poison – No Spray” farm

Rachel

Simple.  We live here.  Not just here on this farm, but here on this planet.  It is all about the health of the animals (including humans, our family and yours), the bees, the soil, the plant, the air, and the reef.  That is our beautiful daughter above enjoying the water.

I heard someone say that “the act of roasting coffee burns out most the poisons.”  Really?  What about the poison that enters the water table, the land, and the air?

Staying “No Poison” is as much about the coffee as it is about the planet.

Enjoy our swim with the dolphins below.

 

 

 

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Holualoa Villiage Coffee & Art Stroll

One of our favorite Big Island events is the annual Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll.  It is part of the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, which is the oldest food festival in Hawaii.

Artist open their shops, and many coffee farmers bring their best coffee, and let everyone sample them.

It was surprising the first time we went the variety of flavors that were present.  So many things can influence the flavor.

  • The elevation where the coffee grown
  • The amount of rain, and when it fell
  • Organic or not
  • When it is picked
  • How it is milled
  • How it is dried
  • How it is roasted
  • How it is stored
  • How it is ground
  • How it is brewed
  • And so much more

Our routine:

  • We arrive early, purchase this year’s coffee pins that serve as ticket to the event, and head to Holuakoa Cafe for breakfast.  Bill always gets the eggs Benedict, and I get the polenta with grilled vegetables.  Delicious.
  • We love talking with the other farmers, who are happy to answer questions and talk about their process and their farm.
  • We sample and taste a lot of coffee; look at art; and purchase baked goods and coffee.
  • If you get a chance, go!  It is part of Kona Coffee Cultural Festival which is a 10-day event.

We were a finalist in the prestigious cupping competition this year, earning bragging rights, and alot of pats on the back!

Kona True Estate Coffee

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47th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Finalist!

Our Kona True estate coffee was a finalist in the 2017 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival cupping competition. That is huge! We’re thrilled. We competed in the “Artisanal Division: Heritage profile.” That means our coffee is from a small farm that does things the traditional way, resulting in a coffee that tastes like the Kona coffee that created the Kona coffee reputation. We grew, pulped, dried, hulled, and roasted it all on our farm.2017 poster

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What is Estate Coffee

Estate coffee is from a single farm.  It isn’t mixed with anyone else’s coffee.

Our Kona True estate coffee is from our farm and is 100% Kona coffee.  We pulp, dry, hull, and roast our coffee.  It never leaves our farm until it is on the way to you.

Less then 1/2 of 1% of the worlds coffee is Kona coffee.  The Kona coffee belt is only about 20 miles long and 1.5 miles wide.  Most of the coffee is produced on small farms.  Our farm is 9.4 acres.

Want more info about Kona coffee visit our Kona Coffee Farmers Association. Kona True Estate Coffee