“Coffees of Hawaii celebrates the heroic journey of the Hawaiian people, whose culture is both mentally brilliant and physically courageous. May the journey continue forever!”
“Coffees of Hawaii celebrates the life-giving waters and mountainous mid-Pacific soils of the remotest islands on Earth.”
About Coffees of Hawaii
The land in Kualapuu, Molokai, was first discovered as an ideal place for cultivating Arabica coffee in the 1980s. The area, recognized for its red volcanic soil, was developed for coffee agriculture during the years and was nowadays reborn in 2004. The company celebrated its first harvest in 2006 after purifying and readjusting the fields and reemploying workers who have been dumped.
The 500-acre plantation produces 100% Molokai-grown Arabica coffee, including its brands: “Molokai Muleskinner Coffee,” “Malulani Estate,” “Hawaiian Espresso – Molokai Style and “Molokai Island Princess.”
Coffees of Hawaii is not just fully committed to the representation of the finest Hawaiian premium coffees: 100% Moloka’i coffee, 100% Kona coffee and 100% Maui coffee, but is also 100% engaged to promote the revitalization of culture and ecology in the Hawaiian islands.
That is the reason why the company donates 1% of its revenues to this purpose. Moreover, they actively aid the people of the Moloka’i island, which many consider to the most traditionally Hawaiian of all the islands.
The native culture gives the strength and courage, smarts and passion, teaches the lesson of malama the ‘aina (to take care of the spirit of the land that feeds us), and Coffees of Hawaii is a part of that tradition.
The company praises the highest quality beans and the richest essence of several different regions of the islands. Hawaii is a real collection site of unique and interesting places, each with its own weather and spirit. Premium coffees were chosen to make an opportunity of tasting this diverse palette of flavors.
About coffee production in Hawaii
Hawaii is the only state capable of commercial coffee production in the United States of America (there is a place, however, which also grows coffee in the overseas territories of the United States, namely Puerto Rico, but it is not a state but a US territory. In addition, two experimental coffee cultivation projects have been made in the USA: Santa Barbara, CA, and Georgia.
Coffee grows in Kona in an approximately two miles wide “coffee belt” from 210 m to 610 m altitude. Other coffee-growing districts on the island include Kaʻū in the far south, Puna in the southeast, and Hāmākua in the northeast.
The highest production begins in late summer and extends to early spring, even though the beans may be harvested all along the year. There were about 790 farms in Hawaii between 2008 and 2009, and 40 on other islands. A total of about 7,800 acres (3,200 ha) are planted with coffee throughout the state. Although total production increased from 2007, farm prices actually dropped, so the dollar value decreased. Several former sugarcane and pineapple plantations have changed to coffee production, such as Molokaʻi coffee.
Let’s now have a look at the different types of coffees the company has:
100% Molokai Coffee
The beans for this coffee were grown and harvested on the company’s plantation on the beautiful island of Molokai. From the diverse and magical islands of the Hawaiian archipelago come extraordinary premium coffees.
100% Kona Coffee
Mauna Loa is a huge mountain. The meaning of the name “long mountain”, and it certainly deserves this appellation, because no matter what point of view you see it from, it just seems to continue on and on. It’s over 33,000 feet high when measured from the sea level. The stitch volcanic soil, the pampering shade, the refreshing daily showers make the quality Kona coffee slowly mature.
100% Maui Coffee
The moist foothills of Mauna Kahalawai give home to the Maui coffee —which is the appropriate name for the “West Maui Mountains.” The trees take place at the upper reaches of the once largest constant area of wet taro cultivation in Hawai’i.
If you want to moderate the impact of any of the coffees of Coffees of Hawaii, then you should choose a blended line. Around 10% Hawaiian beans are combined with strictly high grown shade coffee from Central America, harvested on the slants of Cerro de Jesus, Nicaragua’s second-highest mountain.
If you don’t like caffeine, there is still a choice of enjoying the famous Hawaiian Coffee which does not contain any caffeine.