The Konaloha Difference
Why Choose Konaloha Coffee?
As the owners of the Konaloha Farm and Coffee Company we take personal pride in every step it takes to produce this world famous coffee. It is our goal to produce a coffee that lives up to the quality that is expected when you purchase a bag of Kona Coffee.
Rocky volcano slopes nurture it. Sun-drenched mornings ripen it.
Misty afternoons refresh it. Farmers meticulously handpick it.
Kona, on the west coast of The Big Island, has produced coffee since the early 1800's. The name Kona only applies to beans grown within the two by twenty-two mile strip of land known as the Kona Coffee Belt of North and South Kona. It is only here, that the elements of extremely fertile volcanic soil and perfect weather conditions combine to create the ideal coffee growing climate. Resulting in a product that is famous among coffee drinking societies throughout the world.
Konaloha Farms is located in the South Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii, overlooking Kealakekua Bay.
Small Farm Quality:
With only 5 acres of land, we are able to meticulously care for our trees by ensuring that they are strong and healthy and getting all of the nutrients, water and pruning they need.
Although the cost of 100% Estate Grown Kona Coffee seems high, you are actually getting one of the worlds most sought after coffees for only 20-40¢ a cup. How much did you pay the last time you purchased a cup of coffee?
Chances are the coffee you now drink has been fumigated with Methyl Bromide, a known carcinogenic. Federal law states that all green coffee beans imported into the US are treated with Methyl Bromide. To avoid consuming this toxic chemical, drink only certified organic coffee or domestic Hawaiian coffee. Konaloha coffee is never fumigated and our trees are never sprayed with pesticides.
Product of USA:
Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee. Hawaiian coffees are in a class all of their own, and those from the famed Kona region are considered to be the world’s finest. We recommend you know exactly where your coffee comes from and what it has been exposed to.
Konaloha Coffee is bagged immediately after roasting into protective, one-way valved foil bags that allow for the release of staling gases and prevent exposure to water and air. We assure that our coffee is freshly roasted when it is delivered to you and always place a "best used by date" on each bag.
Hand-picking is a more expensive and meticulous process that ensures that only ripe beans are harvested as opposed to the more cost effective mechanical harvesting that picks all beans, whether ripe or not.
100% Kona Coffee
Konaloha coffee is not blended with any other coffees. A Kona blend will often contain as little as 3% Kona coffee, with up to 97% of the remaining beans coming from other coffee regions of the world. Most Kona Coffee Blends are good at hiding the “blend” information. To ensure that your purchase is 100% Kona Coffee, look for the Kona Coffee Council Seal of Approval.
Konaloha Coffee is less acidic than most other coffees because of the growing conditions in Hawaii. Unlike other coffee, Kona coffee is rich, smooth, full bodied and mellow with low-acidity. Because of this less acidic quality, Kona coffee is also easier on your stomach than other coffee.
Are we Fair trade?
Fair trade certification insures that the pickers are paid fair wages. Fair trade coffee pertains to only producers in other countries, and not to American grown Kona Coffee. However, you can be assured that we treat our pickers well and they earn 55¢/lb. where as in El Salvador, 4¢/lb. is considered a decent wage.
Our Medium Roast coffee retains more caffeine and flavor from the aromatic oils, which are otherwise destroyed by darker roasts. This allows the more complex flavors to be savored.