Here is a great example of our coffee in bloom.  This is the Kona typica variety

Here is a great example of our coffee in bloom. This is the Kona typica variety

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKona snow is back !!  Now I know everyone on the mainland might not be so thrilled at the mention of snow ( especially after that “polar vortex” whatever that is!), but we are delighted to see the snow in Kona.  Of course I am talking about the coffee flowering which comes in thick and white this time of the year.  We’ve just finished the coffee harvest, (a small crop all over, so the Kona Rose is going to go fast this year) and we are glad to see the end as harvest season is always a hectic, hectic season.  But as soon as the first coffee blossoms come out we get excited all over again.  The air is delightful as these gardenias release their fragrance over acres and acres of coffeland. So no sooner has the old season ended than the new one begins and it looks to be a good year for coffee.

Typically we’ll get a bumper crop, then a decent year, and then a small year.  This was our small year so we are expecting a big harvest this coming fall!  (Now don’t get the idea we are counting chickens before they hatch.  A lot can happen between now and harvest 2014.  Let’s just say we are waiting to see…

Here are a few photos of the beautiful flowering on Mahina Mele Farm!