Coffee first came to Hawaii on visiting ships. Don Paulo Marin, who was a ship provisioner among other things, obtained some beans and planted them in 1817.
Hanalei Valley on Kauai was the first site in the islands where there was a real effort to produce commercial coffee. The first export was some 245 pounds in 1845.
In 1955, the first coffee farm cooperative, Kona Coffee Cooperative (KCC), was formed. Pacific Coffee Cooperative (PCC) followed as did others.
Hemp + Maui Coffee
Almost everyone is intrigued by the mystery of how we infuse our gourmet coffee. The truth is, we've worked hard to keep the process very simple and natural. It actually took us five years to develop the patent and infusion method that avoids spoiling our coffee with any chemicals, additives, or excessive handling. When coffee is roasted, these fats cook into oils which are excreted to the surface of the beans. This oil can be seen on some medium and almost all dark roasts. The darker the roast, the oiler the bean......