Twenty years ago my parents took a leap of faith and planted 20 acres of Kona coffee with the hope that one day it would grow into something that could support their family and enrich their community. This is our story of how Kona Coffee and Tea came to be. - Malia
THE BOLTON FAMILY
So, that’s the gist of our Kona Coffee & Tea story. A lot more happened than we have time for here, but we hope you now know a little more about from where and who your coffee comes.
On behalf of the Bolton Family, many thanks to everyone who played a role in the past 20 years and for all the support from our amazing Kona Community and beyond!
CONTRIBUTOR: Malia Bolton
DAILY ROUTINE (OTHER THAN COFFEE):Playing with my dog Bubu WHERE ARE YOU IN THE BOLTON CLAN? I'm the first born.
I was born and raised in Kona. I guess you could say that the coffee trees and I grew up together on my family’s farm. While in High School, I helped plant our first coffee (with a fair bit of complaining). I came home from college during summers to work as a barista at our first café. For the past 12 years I’ve managed our Farm to Cup operation here in Kona. I feel honored to play a role in cultivating a community around Kona coffee and hope you can taste the Aloha in every sip.