Author Archives: Mahina Mele Farm

About Mahina Mele Farm

Aloha we are family owned and operated since 2006. We homestead this farm here on thes Big Island and turned a planted but unmaintained farm into a thriving, productive Certified Organic macadamia Nut and Kona Coffee farm. Our experience working with coffee in Peace Corps in 2000-2003 gave us the know how on coffee processing and production. We hae 3 children and love our farm filled life. Thank You for supporting us and farmers all around who are working hard to produce the best quality food available. Aloha! The only Certified Organcic Macadamia nuts in the US.

Hawaii Skin Care -Pure Mana Hawaii

From the makers of Kona Rose Coffee, Izzie Macs!, Baby Bruddah Mac Nut Butter and Kona Rose Coffee…..

Introducing…………….Pure Mana Hawaii. 

A luxury Hawaiian skin care line using the purest organic ingredients possible.  Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, the closest oil to our natural skins oil and Green Coffee oil, which helps to balance your skins PH and bring circulation to the surface of your skin,  is used as our base along with the  purest essentials. Bring out your skins radiance without ingredients you cannot pronounce, for all skin types .  Here is our introductory offer. Please try, you may email us at:

Mahlao and Enjoy, Pure Mana Hawaii, Kollette Stith


Organic Kona Peaberry is an exclusive coffee!


The amount of coffee produced in Kona would feed the world of coffee drinkers for 1 day.  There just isn’t that much Kona Coffee available. It is sought after for it bold flavor and smooth richness that is undeniably wonderful. To add to this equation, Certified Organic Kona is even more rare. The Peaberry Coffee yield of an estate coffee farm is only a few percent of their total crop.

Organic Kona Peaberry is Exclusive!

We just roasted our Exlcusive Kona Rose Coffee Peaberry and the rich cholcolate and fruit undertones are heightened by its clean smooth finish.

Now online at

Kollette and Jason Stith




Kona coffee is the market name for coffee (Coffea arabica) cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Only coffee from the Kona Districts can be described as “Kona”. The weather of sunny mornings, cloud or rain in the afternoon, little wind, and mild nights combined with porous, mineral-rich volcanic soil create favorable coffee growing conditions. The loanword for coffee in the Hawaiian language is kope, pronounced [ˈkope].[1]






Organic Kona Peaberry

Aloha, Organic Kona Peaberry Coffee is an exclusive coffee that is worth the cost. Peaberry is rare in coffee but turns out to be a revolutionary breakthrough in the coffee tasting world. Two coffee beans are usually within a coffee cherry, when Peaberry is formed there is only one coffee bean within the cherry. Some say that the reason for this extraordinary coffee is that the sugars of two beans have condense into 1 solitary bean making the bean tastier when roasted. I do not have the exact science behind it, but a good Peaberry brings full bodied flavors to the forefront, unbelievably clean and smooth finish. Once I tried our Organic Kona Peaberry, there was no doubt that it stood out from all other coffees.  Organic Kona Peaberry is a coffee lovers dream. Order online, thank you for your support. We are dedicated to producing the highest quality, gourmet coffee avaialble.

Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

The steps in processing coffee.1,2,3.

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Pulped Coffee Ready to be washed.

Pulped Coffee Ready to be washed.

Parchement drying on deck ready to be milled to green coffee.

Washed Coffee drying ready to be milled to green coffee.

IMG_1502Aloha! Its coffee season, every farmers time of excitement and exhaustion.

The main steps in processing coffee do not vary too much from farmer to farmer but the fine adjustments during these steps are what make each cup of Kona so different, is what each cup of coffee an art. Just like a fine wine, it is hard to get the famers secrets to making an extraordinary cup of coffee!

Here are the main steps in processing coffee.

#1 Coffee is picked ripe off the vine, the first picks are challenging as you are sorting from the green cherry from red.

#2. pulped, the coffeed cherry skins are removed.

#3. The coffee ferments and is washed (or if its dry processed this step is eliminated). During this process the “bad” coffee is removed.

#4 The coffee is dried on a coffee deck or in dryers. If it drys on a deck it is raked often to endure that it dries evenly.

#5 The coffee is milled, the parchment left on the coffee is removed, bad beans are also removed and at this point coffee is graded for Fancy, Estate, Peaberry,,,,Now the coffee is considered Green Coffee.

#6 The green offee is then roasted to the perfect cup of Kona Rose Coffee!

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

At this time of year your time is whatever the coffee asks of you. Please try for yourself an experience an extraordinary cup of Organic Kona.

From our farm to you, Mahalo!


Dehydration of Organic Macadamia Nuts

Our dehydrator at is set at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour and then decrease it to 105 – 115 degrees thereafter.  This may be a concern to some of you, thinking that we are killing the enzymes at 145 degrees (F). However this is not the case based on information off of the “Excalibur web-site”.   The main reason for this technique is to eliminate any possibility of introducing bacteria. Your health and safety are of our highest concern. We will continue to serve nutrient rich Hawaiian Organic Nuts.

FYI Right now the macadamia nut season is slow, nuts are trickling in but the real; harvest will begin in Sept. If you order macadamia nuts or mac nut butter you might expect a week or so in delays.

Macadamia nut Oil is ready and Kona Rose coffee is delicious too.Mahalo Kollette Stith

Its Kona Coffee Season Again!

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

With the heavy rainfall we have been getting, the coffee berries are juicy this year and ripening quickly. The red on the coffee cherry is just beginning to turn. That means for the next six months the coffee will be picked in rounds as it the coffee ripens at different stages. Every year  as the coffee is picked, pulped, dried, milled, and roasted I think of what this years cup will bring. Will it be earthy or robust, chocolatey or fruity?  Every year brings on new nuances like a fine wine. Make Kona Rose Coffee your ritual, not only is it 100% Kona and Certified Organic,it is a rich and smooth, chocolatey and nutty, and absolutely delicious. Enjoy from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm

Macadamia Nut Oil Mayonnaise Recipe

Organic and Paleo Recipe
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Macadamia Nut Oil Mayonnaise

Not happy about using raw eggs to make mayonnaise? This recipe eliminates that worry by partially cooking the eggs and it also leaves out the sugar of commercial mayonnaise. Enjoy!

2 large egg yolks
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp water
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 cup organic macadamia nut oil

Heat the egg yolks, lemon juice, water, and mustard in a small skillet over very low heat, stirring constantly. At the first sign of thickness, remove from heat and place the skillet in a large pan of cold water. Continue stirring to avoid scrambling the eggs.

Scoop the mixture out of the pan and into a food processor or blender. Blend for a few seconds and then let the mixture sit uncovered to cool for at least 5 minutes. Add the remaining dry ingredients and blend on a low speed. Slowly drizzle the oil into the mixture until all the ingredients are combined.

Scoop into a glass container and refrigerate immediately. Mayonnaise should keep for at least a week.

Buy your organic macadamia nut oil here:

Paleo Mayonnaise made with Organic Mac Nut Oil

What is the perfect roast for Kona Coffee?

Aloha, Here at Mahina Mele Farm we studied the perfect way to grow Kona Coffee and process it to get the most balanced and full bodied cup of Kona but to make a delicious cup of Kona the roast is crutial, an art in itself.

What is the perfect roast for Kona Coffee? We think it is a Med-Dark Roast. This roast allows the nuances of Kona Rose Coffee be highlighted and tasted instead of being overpowered by the taste of a dark roast where you really are just tasting the roast. Also with the Med-Dark Roast you still are receiving the caffeine of a med roast but with a deep and smooth finish.

Try Kona Rose Coffee and taste the Kona , taste the roast. Enjoy. Farm Direct

Mahina Mele Farm