One of my friends on Facebook shared another locally owned coffee farm in Hawaii.
She highly recommends them.
From their website:
In 1998, longtime residents of Pahala, the Dacalio-Kekoa Ohana set out on a new adventure in their hometown. The town of Pahala is located in the Ka’u District on the Island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island. Pahala is located between Hilo and Kona, bordering Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The closest town is Na’alehu. Pahala was once a thriving sugar plantation town. With the closure of Ka’u Sugar Mill in 1996 and it’s main source of income, the townspeople had to search for other means of surviving. Longtime residents were forced to move away or travel long distance in search for jobs. An opportunity came knocking in 1998 and that is when Verna dacalio and her ohana started their family owned coffee business, Pumehana Farm. With long hours, dedication and lots of patience, the agriculture lands were cleared, prepped and cultivated. The farm is located on the slopes of Mauna Loa, five miles above town and at an elevation of 1,800 feet. The trees are the Guatemala (Typica) variety and belongs to the Arabica species. These specific Typica beans come from Guatemala, located in North Central America. The Arabica species, which comes from the Ethiopian Plateau, grows at a higher altitude and have a more refined flavor. Arabica coffee is a higher quality coffee. Each coffee tree was planted manually. During harvest season, only the red, ripe beans are hand picked. Once the beans are picked they are pulped in the evening, fermented overnight, washed early the next morning and then sun-dried. After the drying process, the best of the best beans are selected and roasted. Pumehana Family’s specialty is Medium Roast.
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Wishing you were drinking coffee in Hawaii this morning? Me too.
Instead, I am grabbing a fast cup of coffee and heading to work.
Instead of moping, I found some small coffee growers in Hawaii that have shops on Etsy.
These are small farms and you are buying directly from the farmer.
First one is from Moukulele Farms
From their Etsy About page:
A family farm producing 100% Kona Coffee and handmade chocolates
We purchased a very run down farm in 2005. Since that time we have planted nearly 4,000 coffee trees, 50 cacao trees and cared for the 30 macadamia nuts trees that were horribly overgrown. We now produce award winning 100% estate Kona coffee as well as dehydrated mac nuts and handmade artisan chocolates.
We have added two catchment tanks to collect and store rain water for use in irrigation. We raise chickens to eat the bugs which allows us to farm organically. We have large trees on the property providing shade and habitat for native birds.
In 2013 our coffee won the chef’s award at the international Kona Coffee Festival. Every bag of coffee that we sell has been planted, harvested, pulped, dried, milled and roasted by us on our farm. It is a labor of love.
This is a link to their website: Mokulele Farms
The next small farm I found on Etsy was Wolfpack Farms Coffee
From their website:
Wolfpack Farms is a 5 acre coffee farm on the slopes of Hualalai. Long ago these lands were known as the Kamehameha Farmlands. Our coffee is grown at a 2000 foot elevation in the heart of the prime Kona region.
Please let me know if you have tried either of these coffees or if you know of more small coffee farms in Hawaii you would like to see added to this post.
It may not officially be summer yet, but we have already hit triple digit heat.
I love a nice cup of hot coffee in the mornings, but lately it has been too hot to enjoy it.
I found these fun iced coffee recipes on a website called domestically Creative
Some of these are more dessert like than morning “wake me up” drinks, but they all look deliciously cool and refreshing.
Click on the image above or the blue links to go to domesticallycreative.com for the recipes.
For more fun coffee facts click on the link above.
Mother’s day is this coming Sunday here in the U.S.
I don’t know about other Mom’s but I run on caffeine more often than not.
Looking for gift ideas? Here are a few I found this weekend. (Click on images to go to product purchase page)
The first one is for those that have a friendly sibling rivalry. 😉
It can be found on Etsy at RT Vinyl Designs
The next one is a wonderful coffee care package – Spa box
This one can be found at Serenity Bath Shop on Etsy
Or how about this beautiful Coffee Cup Necklace in sterling silver?
This can be purchased at Bonny Jewelry on Etsy
Last is another coffee cup necklace complete with saucer and spoon from