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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!


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

Organic Kona Coffee is a “rare” treat!

I just read that for as much coffee that the world consumes, Kona Coffee would supply the world for 1 day. Now Organic Kona Coffee really is a “rare” treat. There is not that many of us in this small pond growing delicious Kona Coffee Organically. Kona Rose Coffee really is an exceptional cup of Kona. I am probably biased being the coffee grower and consumer, although one of the reasons we have chosen Kona Coffee is the rich full bodied flavor, low acidity and smooth finish that Kona Coffee is known for. We are a small family run farm who gets the chance to pick our coffee at the time of perfection and grow it with other tropical fruits and macadamia nuts. Because of a lot of variables Kona Rose Coffee has delicious fruit undertones and a chocolatey finish. Organic Kona Rose Coffee is a “rare” treat. Enjoy from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm