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Let us help you with your Holiday

Aloha from all of us Mahina Mele Farm

Let us help you with your Holiday! Make it edible and memorable with our Organic Kona Rose Coffee.

Well make it beautiful with our gold holiday wrapping and send it for you just in time for the Holidays. Bring in the very best this year, from all of us to you, wishing you health, happiness,  love, and prosperity the whole year through.

Kona Rose Coffee 8 oz.

Kona Rose Coffee
8 oz.

 

Organic Macadamia Nut & Oil Recipes

Organic Macadamia Nuts & Oil Recipes, a chefs delight! Macadamia nuts & Oil are extremely versatile from nuts to cheese, butter, baking, stir-fry, popcorn, dessert, fish, etc…..

Here’s how we use macadamia nuts and oil here on Mahina Mele Farm..

Macadamia nut tips and hints

• Macadamia nuts can be substituted for other nuts measure for measure in most recipes and vice versa.

• Some recipes call for ground macadamia nuts. Simply put them in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

Macadamia Nut Butter

Blending for awhile  you’ll end up with nut butter-yum.

• If you do over-process, macadamia nut butter is delicious as a spread. No need to add anything to the butter but a hint of salt brings out more flavor we also add chocolate to make a chocolate macadami nut butter great with a spoon.

• Ground macadamia nuts can be used as a filler and flavor enhancer in ground meat, poultry and seafood dishes.We love Macadamia nut crusted fish…

Use ground nuts in pastry dough or sprinkle on the bottom of pie shells for a delightful change of taste.

• Our nuts are dehydrated but you may lightly toast nuts before adding to the recipe will yield a new flavor.

• Always let toasted nuts cool down before grinding or chopping to prevent them from becoming oily or pasty in texture.To toast: Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in 350-degree F. oven. Toast until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. When using a toaster oven, cut the time in half. It’s best to toast only what you need at the time as toasted nuts will not store as well as raw nuts.

• Macadamia nuts pair particularly well with coconut, chocolate, and fish.

Macadamia nut Oil is a high heat oil that can be used instead of other oils in baking to add a nutty flavor, it also it amazing with stir-fry and makes the best popcorn ( a family favorite!). We also use it for our salad dressing,

1 tbl sugar

1 tbl salt

3 cloves of garlic pressed

Mix together and let stand for 5-10 min

add 1 part balsamic   2 parts oil and shake or mix

You ll have the tastiest salad dressing!

Macadamia Nut Cheese

Macadamia Nut cheese is easy to make,,,

soak macadamia nuts for 1 hour

Blend macadamia nuts in blender with 1 cup water

put through cheese cloth ( what drips out is macadamia nut milk)

what is in the cloth is cheese, add salt and lemon to desired taste to help preserve the cheese.

make into patties and enjoy a soft delicious cheese great on crackers.

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

Try and see all the versatility in macadamia nuts,

fro our farm to you, Kollette and Jason Stith

 

 

Coffee drying with the processing

Home Roasting- Certified Organic Kona

For those of you who are home roasting we have Certified Organic Kona green coffee, available farm-direct. Roast it the way you like it and get your coffee as fresh as possible. We take great care in picking the ripest coffee to make the perfect cup of Kona. We treat our coffee processing just as carefully. Our method allows the fruity and chocolatey undertones to be brightened and a rich full bodied coffee to be enjoyed. For inquiries and pricing please call 808-328-8987

We look forward to working direct with you! Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Certified Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts

Certified Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts direct from our farm to you.

We are not only Certified Organic Hawaiian Nuts they are also dehydrated, which maintains their nutritional vitality and keeps them so buttery and crunchy.

We also offer Certified Organic Macadamia nut oil that we press here on the farm , and macadamia nut butter.

We are the only organic macadamia nuts processors in the U.s that we know of which means we sell out fast, your getting the freshest macadamia nuts available direct from the people that care.

Also try our Organic Kona Rose Coffee for a truly wonderful coffee experience. Rich and smooth with chocolate and fruit undertones,  Kona Coffee is a treat!

Mahalo Kollette Stith

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

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Why is Kona Coffee so special?

Why is Kona Coffee so special? The answer is It is special because Kona coffee makes up less than 1% of all the coffee grown in the world. It grows in exotic, volcanic soil, it’s delicious to the pallet and once the crop is gone… it’s gone for the season. The Coffee is a favorite among many coffee aficionados because of its full-bodied flavor, with low acidity.

Kona Rose Coffee is one of the few Certified Organic Kona coffees available. We are a smal family run farm where we care about each cup of coffee.  We offer 8 oz and 1# bags freshly roasted and shipped the flowwowing day. Gourmet coffee starts here, farm direct. We pick the coffee at it peak of perfection, ferment, dry , and roast when it is time to enjoy. This perfectly balnced cup of coffee is rich and full bodied withlingering fruit and chocolate undertones. A treat to t be savored. Please Enjoy, 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

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