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Coffee Grown On The Big Island

Hawaiian coffee farmers work hard all year to produce a coffee that is famous throughout the world. These farmers love what they do, working outdoors in the extremely pleasant subtropical climate of Hawaii, and feel privileged to keep Hawaii beautifully green by covering the slopes with hand tended old growth Hawaiian coffee.

But did you know that Hawaii is known for more than just its Kona Coffee? Coffee that is grown and cultivated in the Puna District of the Big Island is known as Puna Coffee. And you don't know what you are missing until you have tried coffee that comes from Puna. But wait, there's more! Did you know that cooffee is grown in the Kau and Hamakua districts as well? And each has it's own distinct flavor and aroma.

Big Island Coffee

Big Island Coffee Board

Kona Coffee

Kona coffee comes from the North and South Kona districts of the Big Island, in an area 20 miles long and 2 miles wide on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa.

Kona has produced coffee continuously since the early 1800ís. and contains nearly 600 independent farms. Farms average just 3 acres and only a handful have 50 or more acres. Total Kona coffee acreage is over 2,000 acres and production exceeds 2.0 million pounds in most years. Most of Kona production grades Prime or better, because hand cultivated, hand harvested Typica variety accounts for most Kona production. Konaís rich tradition and excellent coffee continues to increase demand. Coffee buyers have pushed Kona prices up in recent years, and made it one of the highest priced coffees in the world.

Puna Coffee

Puna is in one of the newer coffee growth areas where numerous hard working farmers are cultivating over 100 acres and developing unique qualities in both Caturra and Typica as well as a little Moka. Production of high quality coffee is steadily developing on the eastern slopes of the Big Island. Kau, Hamakua, and Puna are the newest growing districts to be recognized as producing some of the best Hawaiian coffee available.

Kau Coffee

This new coffee is grown in the Kau District, sandwiched between the South Kona District and the Puna District. It is estate grown, high elevation Hawaiian coffee that thrives on the slopes of Mauna Loa where the mornings and evenings are crisp and the afternoons warm. Perfect growing conditions for one of the world's best coffees.

Hamakua Coffee

The beautiful Hamakua Coast is located just north of Hilo. The coffee is grown on the cool slopes of Mauna Kea. It is lush and tropical with just the right amount of rain and sun to grow a perfect cup of coffee.

Kona Coffee Links

Ihilani Coffee Company

Puna Coffee Links

Hilo Coffee Mill
Ihilani Coffee Company

Kau Coffee Links

Hilo Coffee Mill
Ihilani Coffee Company

Hamakua Coffee Links

Hilo Coffee Mill
Ihilani Coffee Company

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