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Organic Kona Coffee

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For the next 6 months Its Kona Coffee harvest time!

We here at Mahina Mele Farm have been growing and producing Organic Kona Rose Coffee for the past 12 years. We pick the coffee cherries and their peak of perfection, wash and dry the coffee so that the nuances of cacao and fruit cure the coffee, leaving you with a bold coffee with a smooth finish that only Kona Coffee can produce,

 

Kona Rose Coffee 8 oz.

Kona Rose Coffee
8 oz.

Check out our new look and taste Kona Rose Coffee,

Mahalo from all of us at

Mahina Mele Farm,

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Kollette and Jason Stith

 

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

The Best Kona Coffee is Certified Organic

The Best Kona Coffee is Certified Organic.  Kona Rose Coffee is 100% Kona and Certified Organic for the past 11 years. Our passion of producing the very best coffee started in 2000, where our time was consumed with growing, processing, and roasting the best cup of coffee. Today and many years later or mission is the same. Producing the Best Kona Coffee is an art. We grow our coffee within the shade of our macadamia nut trees, using bio-dynamic and organic farming practices. Our trees our fed the highest grade compost, organic fertilizers, and minerals that nourish the trees to produce the fullest, most flavorful beans. We pick at perfection and process the coffee that allows the fruit and chocolate undertones to the coffee cure the coffee.  The coffee is then roasted in small batches to perfection, by people who know and love what a perfect roast taste like, The Best Coffee is Certified Organic and The Best Kona Coffee is Kona Rose Coffee.  Gourmet coffee every time, roasted weekly. Please join our monthly cupper club and receive your order monthly direct from Mahina Mele Farm. We appreciate your support!

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

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Please sample the fruits of our labor

Enjoy and Mahalo Kollette Stih

 

Your morning cup of coffee is a ritual.

Your morning cup of coffee is a ritual, it’s what gets you out of bed in the morning and what you look forward to the night before .The ritual is the way you prepare your coffee, its strength and intensity,  its unique to your taste and individual requests. Our rituals are what nurtures us, its the way we take care of ourselves.

I awake and watch this morning as my husband hand grinds the coffee, after he as measured it with his wooden coffee spoon, then allows it to steep in our french press. Finally as his gift  he hands me my first cup of Kona Rose Coffee. Its a deep and spiritual pleasure, that first sip, the way I hold it in my hand and breathe in deeply. I wonder if its the coffee I’m drinking and the way we have nurtured each coffee tree, picked each ripe berry and fermented it. Raked the coffee for hours and days until it was dried and then roasted to perfection. I’m sure its all these things that make this morning cup of coffee a gorgeous ritual but its this quality that no matter if you have had direct contact with each plant it shares itself with anyone who drinks it.

Its the quality of the coffee….. there’s no denying, no deceiving of the senses, no greater way to explain, its the truth and integrity that makes this ritual.

Enjoy our Certified Organic Kona Rose Coffee, Kollette and Jason Stith

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Hawaiian Raw Macadamia Nuts- Certified Organic

Hawaiian Raw Macadamia Nuts- Certified Organic. A true Super food and we are the only ones! Dehydrated and Certified Organic we are a family run business since 2005. We take pride in delivering nutritious macadamia nuts starting with the soil we grow them in. Using Certified Organic and Bio-Dynamic growing methods we produce the sweet and buttery macadamia nuts Hawaii is known for. We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii with 60 inches of rainfall a year, a perfect growing region for macadamia nuts and Kona Coffee.  Our passion is serving the best possible food available and we dont know of anyone else on the islands doing it quite the same. Try and taste the difference of Raw Dehydrated macadamia nuts packed with vitality. We are always here, email or call to order.

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

jason@konarosecoffee.com/ 808-328-8987

www.mahinamelefarm.com

Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

Organic Macadamia Nut Oil is Super

Organic Macadamia Nut Oil is Super. This high heat oil is nutty an delicious and Super versaltile, lending itself ti stir-frys, salad dressings, baking, Organic Macadamia Nut oil is rare to find here in the U.S., we pick, process, and press ourselves bottle in green glass to maintain its vitality. We do not process any other nuts in our facility. We are farm direct and have the purest gourmet organic Macadamia Nut oil available.

Benefits: However, between 78 to 86 percent of the fat in Macadamia nuts is monounsaturated (the good for you, heart-healthy kind of fat). Monounsaturated fat helps lower cholesterol and decreases your risk of heart disease and stroke.
In addition, macadamia nuts are one of the only food sources that contain palmitoleic acid (a type of monounsaturated fatty acid that may speed up fat metabolism, thus reducing the body’s ability to store fat).

Because of its high content of monounsaturated fat, macadamia nut oil is fast becoming a favorite among top chefs around the world. Not only is it healthier than olive oil and canola oil, but many people also believe that it has a better taste. In addition, macadamia nut oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which means that it can be cooked at higher temperatures without breaking down and losing its flavor.

Its the only oil we use and for a Super good reasons. Thank You Kollett and Jason Stith

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

Peaberry drying before roasted

Organic Coffee 100% Kona

Organic Coffee 100% Kona is a rare commodity. We are a family run Organic Kona Coffee and Macadamia nut Farmers and processors. Our mission is gourmet coffee and macs everyday. Our coffee is roasted weekly and shipped to you directly. Farm direct, we want to serve you the freshest and high quality coffee available. Our coffee is smooth, rich, full bodied with chocolate and fruity undertones roasted to perfection. Great hot or cold, day or night, thank you and Enjoy!

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Mahina Mele Farm and Kona Rose Coffee

Kollette and Jason Stith

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

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