About the Kauai Coffee Company
Kauai Coffee company is located in Eleele (pronounced L.A. L.A.) near Kauai's south shore and Poipu Beach.
The location was previously that of the renowned McBryde sugar plantation.
In 1987, the first coffee plantings occurred, which then was the largest Hawaii agricultural undertaking in half a century.
In 1992 Hurricane Iniki destroyed much of the plantation, inflicting an $8 million loss.
The warm Pacific sun, rich volcanic earth, abundant mountain rain and cool trade winds of Kauai
create ideal conditions for growing this outstanding Arabica coffee - and warranted for a quick recovery from the 1992 disaster.
The Kauai Coffee Company is now Hawaii's largest coffee grower, and the largest grower in the United States,
with over 4 million coffee trees grown on 3,100 acres.
In 2011 Kauai Coffee Company LLC, became part of Massimo Zanetti Beverage, USA, Inc.,
one of the nation's largest coffee roasters, and is a subsidiary of the Italian global coffee company Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group.
Kauai Coffee Company is a true coffee estate. From growing the coffee to roasting and packaging.
Kauai Coffee Co. employs sustainable, environmentally sound practices, throughout every step of the process here on their farm.
Above all, the Kauai coffee company focuses on assuring the highest quality and delivering their customers the
consistency and excellence they desire.
Over the past 15 years, Kauai Coffee has invested in all aspects of coffee production and processing.
Although a relative newcomer globally, the Kauai Coffee Company is proud to be at the leading edge of coffee production
technology and the sole producer of over half of the coffee grown in the United States.
Sustainability and Agricultural Practices
Kauai Coffee is committed to following environmentally friendly agricultural practices,
and proud to be the largest drip irrigation coffee estate in the world with 2,500 miles of drip tubing.
The efficient drip irrigation system applies water and fertilizers directly to the roots of the trees,
so there is no spraying or dusting of fertilizer.
During the harvest period, the water is diverted from the drip irrigation system to the wet plant,
where it is used in processing.
Because water is only used once in processing, it can easily be cleaned using a filter system and reapplied to the coffee fields.
The cherry pulp and the mulch from pruning are put back into the land as soil amendments.
In addition to adding nutrients to the soil, this mulch also serves to reduce weeds in the fields.
They plant contoured plantings, hedgerows and diversions to mitigate runoff and soil erosion.
The native forests and plants in our estate's valleys and ravines are protected.
The Kauai Coffee Company complies with all EPA regulations including the Clean Water and Clean Air laws.
At the Kauai Coffee plantation they are fortunate not to have the disease and insect problems that other crops do.
Herbicide use has been cut down by 75% through cultivation practices.
Plus the 3,100 acre coffee planation is GMO free.
The Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i
Population: 66,921 - as of 2014.
Total Area: 555 square miles - 1437 km2.
Kaua'i island is referred to as "The Garden Island". Located about 20 minutes by air from Honolulu.
Kauai is the oldest and forth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands.
The island was form approximately 5 million years ago by volcanoes, which have been quiet for hundreds of years.
Mount Wai'ale 'ale averages more than 460 inches of rainfall each year making it one of the wettest places on earth.
For decades movies and television shows have use Kauai's stunning backdrop for epic stories from "South Pacific to "Jurassic Park".
Average temperature in summer is about mid 70 to mid 80 Fahrenheit.
Approximately 16000+ visitors come in on any given day.