We're trying to sell a little bit to everyone rather than sell out. We hope to replenish in September.
It turns out that lots of farmers here experienced the same lower yeild. There was so much rain that the trees never got really stressed. Coffee trees need stress to promote flowering. Less flowering means fewer beans. Go figure.
The good news is that we did harvest were mostly the larger beans, Extra Fancy & Fancy. The cupping is excellent with a definite increase in "brightness" followed by our usual chocolate and peachy undertones.
We now look forward to the next season. Orchard has been pruned and we've had a couple of flowerings already. We'll be selling our coffee until it runs out. Before you know it harvest will be here again.
A Hui Ho!
Mr. Bean Kona Coffee placed 1st as the People's Choice and 2nd as Chef's Choice. Thank you to all who came and supported us!
2016 Cream of the Crop
What Makes Our Coffee So Good?
With just over an acre of coffee we can do the hands-on work that the bigger growers can't. Visitors to the farm are amazed at the amount of labor our family puts into the coffee making process.
People ask us what's in Mr. Bean Kona Coffee that makes it so smooth. The answer is often what's not in it.
A beautiful convergence of conditions comes together on our farm. Located on the slope of volcano Mt. Hualalai - our 1200 ft. elevation, rich volcanic soil, sunny mornings, and rain-misted afternoons, nourish and pamper the beans. Our special original orchard of coffee Arabica variety Kona typica trees, was started from saplings of coffee trees that existed on the farm for many years. Unique special hives of bees service our orchard.
Producing premium artesian coffee is a lot of work, and we are passionate about the quality of each step. Picking, sorting, and inspection of each harvest are all done by hand. Expert roasting ensures a consistently enjoyable product.
When we hand picked our first cherries from our hand-cultivated trees, we knew we had something outstanding. Inspecting that luscious cherry we exclaimed, "Hello, Mr. Bean!" We sampled the results and exclaimed, "Wow, this coffee is exceptional, this coffee has character!" Our product had named itself! So say hi to Mr. Bean Kona Coffee, "The Coffee With Character"!