Family Farm Featured On Hawaii Home Tour and in HiLuxury Magazine.
Hualalai Mauka Coffee Company is a small family farm at an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano overlooking Kailua Bay and Kona town. The husband and wife team of Marian Solomon and Mike Renner do most of the farm work themselves with some help from coffee pickers.
Hualalai Mauka Coffee only sells 100% estate grown Kona coffee that is hand picked and sun dried. They sell whole bean, dark roasted coffee that is roasted in 45-pound batches. To ensure freshness, the next batch isn’t roasted until the current batch has been sold. They also sell green (unroasted) coffee and will ship it worldwide.
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Hulalai Mauka Coffee also offers personalized farm tours with a phone call required to arrange the visit. The coffee farm also has lots of banana trees, macadamia nut trees, citrus, pineapples, and other tropical fruits. Hulalai Mauka Coffee takes pride in sharing their passion for coffee and growing the food they eat, and are eager to share with visitors the aloha and appreciation they feel for their lives they lead in their Kona community.
“We feel strongly that educating people about what it takes to produce food is our obligation in exchange for being able to live on such a beautiful property,” says Marian.
The coffee plants at Hualalai Mauka are naturally shade-grown amidst all the other farm crops. Most recently papayas have been planted between rows of coffee trees to provide shade and continue the experimentation with creating a sustainable, highly-productive farm.
Hualalai Mauka Coffee Farm, a gently sloping farm on land used for farming by Hawaiian royalty in ancient times, has been featured in HiLuxury Magazine and is also a stop on Hawaii Home Tours. This is such a lovely home and farm that it also won a beautification award from the Kona Outdoor Circle for beautification and conservation. The farm is ideally located with convection in the afternoons from the clouds coming over the mountains.
Hualalai Mauka Coffee Company is also a proud member of both the Kona Coffee Farmers Association and the Kona Coffee Council and each bag of coffee carries the seal of both organizations, guranteeing you are getting 100% pure Kona coffee.
To read about more Kona Coffee Farms see Kona Coffee Farms, Tours, and Coffeehouses.
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