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Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

The freshest Macadamia Nuts!

Aloha We at Mahina Mele Farm want to explain how we produce the freshest macadamia nuts possible! We are harvesting the macadamia nuts here on the Big Island of Hawaii all year round. The nuts love water and produce more during the fall, winter, and spring. We harvest the nuts, husk, crack, and dehydrate immediately for 3 days at 150 degrees. Once the nuts are removed from the dehydrators they are packaged and shipped with in 24 hrs. Not only are we the only certified organic macadamia nut producers that we know of here in the U.S. but we are also the freshest. Enjoy and taste the difference direct from the farmer, Mahalo Kollette and Jason macuir 2015 harvest smallStith

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Organic Kona Coffee-Roasted to Order

Aloha we are Mahina Mele Farm, a Certified Organic Kona Coffee Farm. We are family run and pride ourselves in delivering the perfect cup of Kona. It starts with how we feed our soil. We use bio-dynamic and organic farming practices to nurture and feed each tree. The trees are harvested at their peak to produce the richest and full bodied cup of Kona available. Our Kona Rose Coffee is roasted to order and will ship to you immediately. There aren’t too many of us organic Kona Coffee Farmers out here but once you try coffee that has been fed and nurtured, harvested at its peak of perfection and roasted to order, you will try the best gourmet Kona coffee available.

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Peaberry drying before roasted

Peaberry drying before roasted

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Mahalo from our family to you, Kollette and Jason Stith

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Organic Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii

Mahia Mele Farm produces the freshest Organic Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii. Macadamia Nuts are year round crop here and we process them weekly. Nuts are husked, dried, cracked, then

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

dehydrated at low temps so that they are considered raw. We ship the the day they are packaged. They are buttery, sweet, and crunchy, there is nothing quite like them. We are a family run for 11 years and pride ourselves i providing the highest quality macadami nuts available. Try and see what we are talking about or contact usif you have any questions. Yum and straight from the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

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Organic Macadamia Nuts and Oil-Hawaii

Aloha and welcome to Mahina Mele Farm! We are the only organic macadamia nuts and oil growers and processors in the U.S. that we know of!. Call us nuts! Our organic macadamia nuts and oil are processed weekly then dehydrated. Once removed from the dehydrators the nuts are packaged and shipped the following day. Our macadamia nuts are the freshest nuts possible. We have been in business for over 10 years and are small family run farm. We believe in excellence and you can taste the difference in our crunchy, buttery nuts and oil. I could go on and on but the reality is dehydrating the nuts maintain the nuts nutritional vitality and being a small company you can purchase direct from the farmer the freshest nuts available. Macadamia nuts are loaded with Omega 3’s and 6;s in perfect balance and are recommended in cancer diets as part of maintaining a healthy body. Macadamia nut oil too is versatile with a high smoke point and baking but also amazing on salads or tossing raw vegetables. Try and taste what we are talking IMG_0315about, Mahalo Kollette  and Jason StithIMG_1173

Organic Unsalted macadamia Nuts

Organic Unsalted macadamia Nuts

Kona Coffee Flower

Organic Kona Coffee Monthly?

Aloha, Sit back and relax and know your Organic Kona Rose Coffee will be delivered to your door monthly

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

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The beginning of every month we will ship your coffee order, freshly roasted to perfection. No strings attached, whenever you would like to discontinue or change your order we are a email or phone call away.

Your working directly with the farmers that grow and produce your coffee organically, a small family run business that wants to know you!

Kona Rose Coffee is smoooooth, well rounded and full bodied cup of coffee with chocolate and fruity undertones that linger and may entice you for a  second cup.

We also can serve it up the way you like. We offer Kona Rose Coffee in 1/2#, 1# sizes, ground or whole bean. We also offer our coffee in our signature roast (med-dark) or Dark Roast. We also offer our exclusive Organic Peaberry. Try any of the above and taste the difference in amazing cup of coffee, you deserve it!

How? just email us and we will get right on it at……………… jason@konarosecoffee.com

MAHALO, Kollette and Jason Stith

Kona Rose Coffee Trees

Why is Kona Coffee so special?

Although Kona Coffee is perpetually in high demand, the 600-700 small-scale coffee growers in the Kona district provide less than one percent of the world’s supply of coffee because growers are limited by land. This relatively small ecological niche is surrounded by areas inhospitable to coffee cultivation, yet the Kona Coffee Belt is perfectly suited for coffee’s finicky cultivation preferences. Kona coffee is described as delicious, aromatic, and has a medium body. It is surely one of the best ways to get a taste of the unique geography of the Big Island.

Kona Rose Coffee not only brings 100% Kona gourmet coffee to you, it is also farm direct, roasted weekly and Certified Organic. This makes Kona Rose Coffee a very special and highly exclusive treat! Enjoy the difference in a perfectly balanced, rich and chocolatey, cup of Kona to your table.

order:  www.konarosecoffee.com

 

 

The island of Hawaii, locally known as “The Big Island,” is home to one of the world’s most diverse array of climatic conditions and ecosystems. This is considerably impressive because such expansive geographical diversity is packed within an island less than 100 miles across at its widest point. In fact, humid rain forests, polar mountain tops, black lava fields, shrubby deserts, world-famous Hawaiian beaches, and many more different micro-climates are all within a day’s drive.

Out of this vast array of nestled micro-climates, it is no surprise that one of them holds the perfect mix of elevation, temperature, precipitation, and sunlight to produce some of the world’s best coffee. This niche of ideal coffee growing conditions is located in the Kona district, known as the “Kona Coffee Belt” of Hawai’i.

Kona is located on the leeward side of the Big Island. In fact, the word “Kona” in the Hawaiian language refers to the leeward winds that flow opposite to the prevailing trade winds. These Kona winds bring life-giving rain to the otherwise dry and sunny Kona Coast.

Coffee is a particularly picky plant. It needs rich soil, proper drainage, sufficient and constant rainfall, high elevation, ample sunshine, and can prosper only in a relatively narrow temperature range. These ecological factors combine in the Kona Coffee Belt, thanks to neighboring active volcano Mauna Loa, making Kona a superb growing region for great tasting coffee.

Rich and Well-drained Soil

The island of Hawai’i is the youngest Hawaiian island. Due to its relatively young geological age, Hawaii does not have much soil, but decomposing volcanic ash and rock serve as growing substrate for vegetation. This volcanic material originated from previous eruptions of Mauna Loa, the active volcano that the Kona Coffee Belt is perched upon.

This volcanic soil is nutrient rich and extremely fertile; as the natural elements chemically and mechanically weather the ash and lava rock, useful nutrients and minerals are released that support coffee plant growth and coffee bean production.

Coffee plants grow best in well-drained soils. If left in standing water, coffee plant roots are vulnerable to infestation by fungi or bacteria that cause root rot.

Root rot destroys the root of the plant, making it impossible for the plant to extract the necessary nutrients, minerals, and water from the surrounding soil. Coffee plants are especially vulnerable to root rot, so it is vital that this crop is cultivated in well-drained soil.

Mauna Loa once again provides the optimal growing conditions for Kona coffee plants: volcanic soil drains extremely well. In addition, the Kona Coffee Belt is located on the slope of Mauna Loa, further facilitating soil drainage.

 A Perfect Balance between Sun and Rain

The weather in Kona is uncannily suited for the cultivation of the coffee plant. Kona mornings are known for their clear blue sunny skies. By noon, moist air masses are obstructed by the gargantuan Mauna Loa volcano that the Kona Coffee Belt rests on. Due to orthographic lifting, Mauna Loa forces the air masses to rise. As the air rises, water vapor condenses to form clouds. This daily afternoon cloud cover helps to protect the coffee plants from excess heat and sun, while also providing daily light rain showers.

Coffee plants require at least four hours of sunlight a day. With too little sunlight, coffee plants are unable to obtain enough energy to grow and produce coffee beans. At the same time, too much sunlight can cause wilting, heat stress, and even death. To protect the delicate coffee plants, it is a common practice for farmers in other parts of the world to plant taller vegetation in coffee fields for shading and protection from excess heat exposure. However, in Kona, farmers are able to rely on Hawaiian weather to provide this same purpose.

Coffee plants require at least an average of 40 inches of rain a year. Light but frequent showers are the preferred vectors of precipitation. Kona receives an average of forty-five inches of rainfall annually, so there is no need for irrigation in most, if not all, of the Kona Coffee Belt. Kona coffee farmers are fortunate enough to receive the optimal amount of water from the Hawaiian sky. Thus, the same clouds that provide afternoon shading also provide light but daily rain showers.

 Elevation

Coffee is generally cultivated in high elevation tropical regions because these sites have a lowered mean temperature as well as copious amounts of sunlight. These environmental conditions slow the growing process without killing the coffee plant, allowing the bean to mature over a longer period of time. This drawn-out and slower-paced growing cycle allows more complex flavors to develop in the growing bean, resulting in the rich flavor bouquets desired in superior coffee.

The Kona Coffee Belt ranges from 500-3000 feet in altitude. Kona coffee is unique in that it can be successfully grown at such low elevation. Geographically situated at a relatively high latitude, the Kona Coffee Belt simulates the environmental conditions of higher altitude sites despite its low elevation. This slows the growing cycle of the bean, creating the rich flavors characteristic of Kona coffee.

 Temperature

 

Not surprisingly, coffee plants are also considerable picky when it comes to temperature.  They prefer average temperatures above 55°F. Coffee plants are easily killed by frost and cannot tolerate temperature below 40°F. Conversely, temperatures above 80°F will cause heat stress, preventing coffee plants from growing well or producing much fruit. In addition, consistently high temperatures significantly reduce the quality of coffee flavors developed in the bean.

 

Kona temperatures average around 60°F, making it a perfect fit for coffee’s narrow temperature range. Here, coffee plants are free from the risk of frost and are at minimal risk of heat stress.

We appreciate your support!! Kollette and Jason Stith