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• What was Hawaii like in the 1850’s when Greenwell Farms was started? Kamehameha V was King of the Hawaiian Islands; whaling would shortly be replaced by sugar as the next big industry. Kona coffee has been produced for over 20 years at this time.
• History of the ahupuaa of Kalukalu in Kealakekua and its ties to Greenwell Farms today.
• When Henry Nicholas Greenwell arrived in Kona the 1850’s, he devoted himself to the improvement of the Kona District up until his death in 1871.
• Agricultural Sustainability is practiced today at Greenwell Farms just as it was in the 1850’s. Yesterday’s sheep, cattle and citrus have been replaced with Kona coffee, vanilla, pepper and cacao.
• Quality in the cup is what makes Greenwell Farms coffee special.
Greenwell Farms coffee is described as well balanced, full-bodied and moderately acidic in the cup. It begins with a rich aroma and ends with a smooth, lingering aftertaste and has a sweet, almost chocolate like undertone.
• What role does Kona coffee play in today’s culinary scene? Greenwell Farms Kona coffee compliments both sweet and savory dishes.
• Farm Land Management – the next business phase for Greenwell Farms.
• Where are Kona’s future farmers? Examine the Konawaena High School Agricultural Department long-term relationship forged with Greenwell Farms.