Farms grows, harvests and sells 100% Kona Coffee on a small farm
in the district of South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The volcanic soil of the Kona Coast along
with sunny warm mornings and cloudy damp afternoons are ideal for
producing the best coffee in the world.
We purchased the vacant land in 1999. The
trees were planted in the Fall of 2000 and cover approximately four
acres. They were planted 6 feet apart in hedge rows that are 12
feet apart. The farm is completely irrigated and given all the fertilizer
and water necessary to grow big, high-quality coffee cherry. The
trees have grown tall and healthy and will live for many years,
perhaps 100 years or more.
Farms is owned by Jonathan and Nancy Sechrist. We moved into our
new home on the farm in the fall of 2005. The farm is warm, breezy
and peaceful with a great view of the ocean. We love it here and
are very fortunate to live among our beautiful trees. Zoom in on this map and you will even be able to see our rows of trees.
The farm is located at 1000 feet of elevation in the prime Kona coffee belt just above Kealakekua Bay.
Bing has a really cool aerial photograph of our farm. Check it out. (saved snapshot)
A couple folks have also wondered what we look like.
those are our two cats on the label. The label art was done
by Karen Spachner, a local water color artist. She incorporated
16-year-old Samantha (the calico on the lanai) and 3-year-old Sandy (the orange tabby on the steps) into the coffee shack scene. Karen
does great work. You can see more at http://www.karenhawaiianart.com.
Sadly, Samantha passed away in December 2004. She is greatly missed.
Sandy's new pal is Puakea ("white flower"), a young, nearly
all white calico with a mind of her own. We recently adopted a shelter dog and named her Penny. She's a great farm dog who watches over us as we pulp the coffee. We have to keep an eye on her since she likes to eat coffee cherries. In May of 2011 our furry family grew again. Nancy found a scraggly kitten in the tall grass at the side of the road. She has recovered from her malnourishment and eye infection to become a beautiful black and white cat we've named Roxie. She loves Penny and the other cats, though we think they find her a bit annoying sometimes. In the Fall of 2012 we found a calico kitten in our garage. Of course we are turning into crazy cat people and couldn't just let this skinny cat fend for herself. We have named her Trixie. She and Roxie are learning to be friends and Sandy, Pua and Penny just put up with her.
does "Makahiki" mean?
sister owns a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo at Sea Village in Kailua-Kona
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