Greenwell Farms and Big Island Bees Partner to Pollinate Social Media Streams

When Whendi Puett with Big Island Bees called Jennifer Greenwell here at Greenwell Farms and proposed that both farms swap social media streams, a brilliant marketing idea was pollinated. The idea was simple, Greenwell Farms would post our Kona coffee farm content on Big Island Bees Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and vice versa. Over the […]

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Jennifer Greenwell Earns Licensed Q Grader Certification

Our Commitment to Quality Continues to Grow  Greenwell Farms knows that keeping the quality of Kona’s world famous coffee is important to ensure its sustainability for seasons to come. Quality assurance at Greenwell Farms has been enhanced as Jennifer Greenwell recently earned a prestigious Coffee Quality Institute’s Q Grading certification. Earlier this summer, Jennifer Greenwell […]

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It’s a Great Time to Visit Greenwell Farms

With national weather attention focused on those cold, winter states, Greenwell Farms thought it would be a good time to talk about Kona Snow. It’s magical really. Kona Snow refers to the delicate, fragrant coffee blossoms that are making their first 2015 appearance here on the farm. Each branch of our coffee trees are lined […]

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2014/15 Kona Coffee Crop Promises to be a Great Year for Kona Coffee

The 2014/15 coffee season is shaping up to be one of the best crops in recent memory. The short crop in the previous season coupled with timely rains in January and February created several very large blooms. Consistent rain since the bloom season has made for optimal growing conditions. This next season should be a […]

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CQI Certification of Q-Grader

Greenwell Farms has been steadily improving its growing and processing techniques in its quest for the highest quality coffee possible. A big part of this quality program is the cupping program headed up by Chai Neo. Chai has recently received CQI certification of Q-Grader. CQI is Coffee Quality Institute and it is an international nonprofit […]

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COFFEE PRUNING – Tradition and Innovation

In this short educational video, Tom Greenwell discusses ways of pruning coffee, including both the traditional method, as well as the more “innovative” style of pruning used at Greenwell Farms. This latter style, The Beaumont-Fukunaga system, was developed in the 1950’s, however it was rejected by most farmers in Kona at that time. Greenwell Farms […]

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CHANGE for a Cup of Coffee

In the 1990’s, Greenwell Farms almost ceased to exist. With the farm literally dying in front of their eyes, the Greenwell Family didn’t give up. By reaching out to innovators and utilizing new farming practices, they managed to find a solution to the nematoad that was attacking the roots of their plants. This devastating time […]

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GRAFTING COFFEE – Root Science

In this short educational video, Tom Greenwell narrates as employee Riley demonstrates the specific steps involved in grafting coffee, as practiced at Greenwell Farms. He also describes the reasons they graft coffee and how the use of it can help to combat nematoads in the soil. Greenwell Farms is a coffee farming and processing company […]

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OUR SIGNATURE SERIES – Experimentation and Varietals

Greenwell Farms is creating a signature series of coffee, using hybrids and varietals, developed on the farm and with the scientists they’ve worked with for the last 15 years. Tom Greenwell describes how they plant “experiment” fields at three different elevations on the farm, to find and grow the best coffee possible, and he introduces […]

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Greenwell Farms Celebrates Family Ties to Kona Coffee Living History Farm

It’s exciting to know that Greenwell Farms family ties to Kona’s history continues through the centennial celebration of the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Check out the article in the Seattle PI as originally reported in West Hawaii Today. The seven-acre farm tells the story of Kona coffee pioneers. Interpreters in costumes demonstrate life on […]

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Modern Coffee Times

Today, Greenwell Farms is situated in the heart of the Kona Coffee growing region (see map) adjacent to the ancestral home of Henry and Elizabeth, which is now occupied by the Kona Historical Society and Museum. Managed by the descendants of Henry and Elizabeth, Greenwell Farms has evolved into a multi faceted Agribusiness: The farming […]

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Coffee & Greenwell Family Heritage

The Greenwell Farms legacy began in 1850 when Henry Nicholas Greenwell left England and first set foot on the fertile soil of rural Kona. Together with his wife, Elizabeth Caroline, Henry spent the next forty years farming, ranching and perfecting his Kona Coffee soon exporting it to Europe and the Americas. In 1873, the President […]

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