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COFFEE NEWS ALERT!-- CBB (Broca) Damage in some areas already very high. Traps and other preventive measures need to be taken immediately if not already done. (Click for more CBB information)

Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative is the oldest and largest Kona Coffee Cooperative in the United States! Farmer owned & operated with 32 loyal farmer members we specialize in Kona Coffee & Hawaii-Grown Macadamias.We have been continuously processing Kona Coffee at this site since 1910 and now process over two-million pounds of cherry per year.

Peruse this site to learn why Kona Coffee deserves to be the world's finest and most safest coffee. Then go to our Products Pages to purchase Kona Coffee of the highest quality. Enjoy the benefit of America's Farmer direct prices on coffee, mac nuts, candies and more.

Our coffee, made from 100% hand picked Kona No. 1 grade or better beans, is farmer owned, grown, and processed. Our farmers, with over five-thousand years combined experience, take pride in the quality of our coffee. In fact our farmers are absolutely STUBBORN ABOUT QUALITY.” Kona Coffee is the world's finest coffee and Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative produces the "BEST" in Kona Coffee, insuring it by utilizing HDOA (Hawaii Department of Agriculture) and CQI (Coffee Quality Institute) grading and cupping standards.

Kona Pacific Farmers Coop incorporates safe-food handling by using and having ServSafe certified team-leaders on staff.

Mmmmmmmmmm, "The Smell of Quality!"

What’s Happening at the Coop!

The past coffee season has proven to be one full of surprises for all our farmers and harvesters with QUALITY being a priority, as with our crop coming on now, QUALITY ALWAYS NO. 1 !

Pruning, plucking , weed control and fertilizing has been done to assist the trees in preparation for the best of the best crop yet to come for the 2014-2015 coffee season. Some of the farmers have also been putting in place the broca traps to help with the control of the BROCA beetle.

Even with the less than typical rainfall to set the flowers during blossoming & with the new battle against the CBB (Broca) we are planning & hoping for a fruitful season. The coffee crop year of 2014-2015 officially starts off with our first bags of coffee cherry to be delivered as early as July 2014.

As you drive through the different coffee regions of Kona, from mauka (upper) to makai (lower) you can witness the many coffee trees in different stages of growth and development. Some will have flower buds, flowers, and developing green cherry on them at the same time. As the buds begin flushing, known as the Kona Snow, these flowers fill the air with a scent of jasmine.

With the onset of the developing green coffee, and the different ripening stages of the coffee cherry the farmers know that the 2014-2015 coffee crop is here again, and it will soon be time to pick the fields.

The Kona Pacific Farmers Coop Farmers Retail and Roasting Facility is now into its second year and has proven to be a "GRAND" find and a "MUST SEE" place to experience "THE BEST" cup/s of coffee in the Island, just kick back, relax and talk story. We also offer a mixed menu of the best espresso drinks in the area of 100% Kona coffee made by our trained personnel on our manual Simonelli espresso machine.

Headed to Kealakekua Bay for some water sports, driving or just touring the Island, make Kona Pacific Farmers Coop Retail and Roasting Facility top priority, stop in, visit, grab a sample cup of Kona's best, and bring some of Kona home with you. You will be glad that you did!!!

What’s in Store!
Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative has an assortment of different items, from our farmers Raw (fresh Kona coffee green beans & raw macadamias) to Roasted and Chocolate Covered products. We have an assortment of other freshly baked cookies & coconut macaroons to choose from to satisfy your sweet tooth.

And if that isn't enough, we have other freshly baked good items such as espresso bites, muffins, brownies and, banana-fig bread puddings just to name a few; jellies, jams, marmalades & de-hydrated fruit snacks that are made in our own certified kitchen using the fruits harvested from the tropical fruit garden. On tap also are fresh fruits for sampling & for sale that come from our tropical fruit garden & our farmer member farms.

Also on tap are our freshly made sandwiches, local honey of various flavors from our neighbors-Big Island Bees & Tropical Dreams ice-cream. ALL 100% FRESH, 100% QUALITY, 100% LOCALLY MADE!!!!

Kona Pacific Farmers Coop chocolate room has been a plus to our growth and creation of new product. We are able to pan our products on site with chocolate, ensuring freshness and quality, and are able to offer these to our loyal followers on the kpfc web-site and in our retail store. Featured are dark and milk chocolate powdered sugar covered MACADAMIAS and the PEABERRY coffee beans, and there will be other surprises along the way as we experiment covering some other tasty tid-bits.

We also support our farmer members and local vendors in the community who have special talents in crafting and weaving items with lauhala and wood from The Big Island. We carry their products at KPFC and the products are locally grown and handmade on the Big Island of Hawaii. Share a little piece of the Co-op & Kona-Hawaii with your friends and family. Buy Local, Buy Quality, Buy Co-op!

Hours of Operation
Kona Pacific Farmers Co-op retail country store is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Tropical Fruit Garden grounds are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stop in and visit us, you'll be surprised at the adventure!

 

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