First Harvest 2018

First Harvest 2018

All year we patiently watch as the bright white coffee flowers turn into little green balls, then ripen into plump red coffee cherry. The end of summer brings the first harvest of coffee cherry when we invite the public to our farm to pick and learn about the process of growing Kona coffee…

Decaf

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Decaf

Have you ever wondered what magical process is used to remove the caffeine from coffee to make decaf? Well, wonder no more. Plus, you might be surprised to learn that not all decaf is created equal.

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Caffeine & Coffee

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Caffeine & Coffee

There are many reasons to love coffee…taste, community, ceremony and of course the buzz. Caffeine is the natural component in coffee that gives you a lift when you drink it. Caffeine is found in the…

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The Big Island: Open for Business & Pleasure

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The Big Island: Open for Business & Pleasure

For the first time in a long time the Big Island of Hawai`i has made international news with the recent volcanic eruption. Yes, tragically, over 700 people have lost homes , but the majority of Island, including all airports and resort areas, are safe and open for business as usual.

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Coffee, Controversy, & California

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Coffee, Controversy, & California

You may have heard or read in the news lately about a ruling by a California Superior Court judge that may require coffee to come with a warning label. We at The Kona Coffee and Tea Company, find this ruling unfortunate and would like to take this opportunity to offer some clarification and education on this matter.

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Dad's Day

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Dad's Day

In celebration of Father’s Day, we sat down with the “Father” of Kona Coffee & Tea, Dan Bolton. We talked about his thoughts on fatherhood and his family business.

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Mamaki

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Mamaki

With volcanic vog in the air here and allergy season upon all of us, we wanted to take a closer look at Mamaki, a native Hawaiian plant that has been known for its traditional respiratory healing properties when made into tea. 

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Home-grown Design

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Home-grown Design

After 20 years of farming Kona coffee, the Bolton family thought it was time to update the look of the Kona Coffee & Tea coffee bag. They partnered with a Big Island designer to pay tribute to the farm that started it all.

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