The location of our kona coffee factory is a neat center of the "Kona Coffee Belt" in the Kona district, approximately two miles wide from 700 feet (210 m) to 2,000 feet (610 m) elevation. Other districts that have coffee factories include Kaʻū to the far south, Puna in the southeast, and Hāmākua to the northeast.
Although our kona coffee factory coffee can be harvested year-round in Kona, highest factory production begins in late summer and extends to early spring. In 2008–2009 seasons, there were about 790 farms on the island, and 40 on other islands. Average yield was equivalent to 1400 pounds of parchment per acre. A total of about 7,800 acres (3,200 ha) are planted with factory coffee throughout the state. A little over half the acreage are outside the Big Island, in particularly large coffee factory on the island of Kauai, indicating that farms on other islands are larger factories in average size compared to those Kona coffee beans factories. Although total coffee factory production increased from 2007 to about 8.6 million pounds, factory coffee prices actually dropped, so the dollar value decreased by about 8%. Compared to 100% kona coffee factories their are relatively few coffee factories in Kauai, Maui and Honolulu districts so their numbers are combined in USDA statistics to avoid disclosure of individual coffee factory operations in those counties.
Several former sugarcane factories and pineapple plantations have changed to a 100% Kona Coffee factory.
HAWAII COFFEE FACTORY BLENDS
1OO% KONA COFFEES