Happy Thanksgiving and Aloha from Greenwell Farms.

Happy Thanksgiving and Aloha from Greenwell Farms.

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Visit the Greenwell Farms booth Saturday at the . . .

The 2011 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is November 4th through the 13th.  Greenwell Farms invites you to visit our display/booth this Saturday, November 5th, at the Holualoa Village & Art Stroll.  This fun event is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the historic town of Holualoa.  Greenwell Farms is preparing a special Greenwell Farms 100% Kona Coffee treat for all to sample, so please be sure to visit our booth.  After you finish the Holualoa Stroll, you are invited to be our guest at Greenwell Farms.  Enjoy fresh 100% Kona Coffee and take a farm tour.  Relax in the Kona Coffee Belt where we are blessed with eternal springtime.  Aloha and Mahalo

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Kona Coffee Beans fresh out of our Roaster!

Kona Coffee Beans fresh out of our Roaster!  This is what it looks like, steam, smoke, and all.  And yeah, it does smell great!  Aloha and Mahalo from Greenwell Farms.

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Greenwell Farms will be open everyday as usual during Ironman weekend.

 

Greenwell Farms will be open everyday as usual during Ironman weekend.  If you need a break from all the Ironman excitement and relief from the heat, come on up to Greenwell Farms for a refreshing coffee break.  We are at a cool and comfortable 1,500 elevation, right about in the middle of the Kona Coffee Belt.  Aloha and Mahalo.

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Keiko

This is a photo of Keiko.  Keiko was the Greenwell’s family dog.  Keiko was a smart dog and had quite the distinctive personality.  He really enjoyed people, and our guests really enjoyed him.   Keiko spent a lot of time at the retail store, often joining guests on coffee farm tours.  Keiko was very popular and was definitely a much loved member of our staff.  Many guests would return and make a special point just to visit with Keiko.  He had to have been one of the most photographed dogs in Hawaii.  Keiko passed away one year ago today.  He was found lying under his favorite Mango Tree, probably passing away peacefully in his sleep.  He was 16 years old.   Without question, Keiko had a great life here at Greenwell Farms, but I, and many others, still miss him.  Returning guests still ask about him.   I am asking Keiko’s friends if you have a photo of Keiko or a story that you would like to share with all of us.  If so, please post them, I am sure that it would bring joy to many of us who miss Keiko.

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Mauna Kea Shadow

What does this photo from the top of Mauna Kea that I took last winter have to do with Greenwell Farms?  Not too much, other than Greenwell Farms is on the same island.  It was really cold on top of Mauna Kea at the time, and I did very much enjoy my hot thermos full of 100% Kona Coffee from Greenwell Farms to warm me up.  As for this photo, I just wanted to share it with you.  I really like it for several reasons, and here are just a few.  I always enjoy seeing and visiting snow.  After I have my fill of “snow time”, it is always nice to go back to the eternal springtime and warmth in the Kona Coffee Belt.  To me, it is really interesting to see snow on top of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.  After all, we are on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and in the Tropics!  The most interesting feature of this photo is the shadow.  This shot was taken near sunset, so the shadow of Mauna Kea is very long.  I estimate about 50 miles long or so.  I hope that you enjoy this photo as much as I do.  Aloha and Mahalo.

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Free 100% Kona Coffee Refills for Life

 

 

Greenwell Farms Stainless Steel Travel Mugs and Hand Made Ceramic Coffee Mugs include unlimited and free 100% Kona Coffee refills for life. Refills available at our retail/tour center.  Aloha and Mahalo.

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Gold Medal First Place Award for Chameleon Coffee

We just received our official and in color, “suitable for framing”, Gold Medal First Place Award from the recent “Cream of the Crop” competition and I wanted to share it with all.  We earned the Gold Medal with our new 100% Kona “Chameleon” Coffee.  It is so smooth, so distinctive.  Aloha and Mahalo.

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Labor Day at Greenwell Farms

 

 

Labor Day is traditionally celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.  Here at Greenwell Farms we are blessed with year around summer.  Perhaps perpetual spring time would be a better description.   Either way, Greenwell Farms is an enjoyable and relaxing destination here on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Our Retail/Tour Center will be open this Labor Day.   Please accept our invitation to be our guest.  If you are off island and not able to be our guest, hopefully you will be able to enjoy the end results of our labor and passion, 100% Kona Coffee, fresh from Greenwell Farms.  Aloha and Mahalo.

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Greenwell Farms earns “Gold Medal” at “Cream of the Crop” Competition!

 

 

Greenwell Farms earned a First Place Gold Medal last Saturday at the “Cream of the Crop” competition.  “Cream of the Crop” is an annual event held at the Four Season’s Hualalai Resort.  This year Greenwell Farms entered our newest Chameleon Coffee.  Chameleon Coffee is a 100% Kona Coffee named after the family of Chameleons that live in an Orange tree near our Retail Store.  Chameleon Coffee is 1/3 Medium Roast, 1/3 Full City Roast, and 1/3 Dark Roast.  These three different roasts are carefully combined by our Master Roasters.  The resulting blend of these three different roasts creates a very distinctive and pleasing coffee.  And it is now another award winning First Place Gold Medal winning 100% Kona Coffee from Greenwell Farms!  Mahalo.

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Kona Coffee Cherry picking season has started!

Kona Coffee Cherry picking season has started at Greenwell Farms!  Please visit us and take a tour of Greenwell Farms.  Mahalo.

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Greenwell Farms earned First Place Award in Competition

Greenwell Farms has once again won first place in the “Kona Division” of the H.C.A. cupping contest during the Hawaii Coffee Association’s 16th Annual Conference and Trade Show held this past weekend at the Hilton Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii. This year’s H.C.A. cupping competition was judged by a panel of coffee experts from across the U.S.A., including  Shawn Hamilton of Java City Roasters, Warren Muller of Inter American Coffee, Paul Thornton of Coffee Bean International, Lindsey Bolger of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Jay Isais and Jesse Martinez of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. “The cup quality and diversity has improved every year”, said chief judge Hamilton. “We’re experiencing flavors that would never have been associated with Hawaiian coffee in years past. Everyone is upping their game.” Newly re-elected H.C.A. President Tom Greenwell said, “There were some fantastic coffees in the competition.   The conference also featured an industry trade show, guest speakers, grower’s reports, diverse educational seminars, a hands-on cupping workshop and a latte art competition.

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