Origin Information

Grower
Makapueo Farm
Variety
Kona typica
Region
North and South Kona
Harvest
July – February
Altitude
365 – 670 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed
Certifications

Background Details

Makapueo Farm is family owned and operated, and strives to preserve the legacy of a 100% Hawaiian managed farm. Betsy Astronomo passed down the farm to her daughter, Mamo. Mamo planted the majority of the existing coffee and tended to the plants. In 2002, Mamo unexpectedly passed away, and the farm began to deteriorate. In 2003, Mamo’s son, Kaipo Sheen, the current farm owner and manager, returned to restore and grow Makapueo Farm. Because other local farmers needed support, Kaipo established a cooperative, as well as programs for farmers to learn about techniques and quality control. The farm conserves water and uses natural fertilizers. Makapueo Farm has grown by leaps and bounds, and has control of the entire process--the planting, the harvesting, and the export.