Saturday, November 5, 2005

November 2005, We find a slightly used Honda ATV at a Hawaiian yard sale and bring it back to put it to work at our coffee farm


November 2006_We get a Honda ATV from a yard sale

Believe it or not -- we find amazing things at yard sales, in this case a hardly used almost a year old ATV...


Wednesday, November 2, 2005

November 1-2, 2005, We Attend Classes to Learn How to Cup

This two day class was rather fun and we certainly got to learn some new things. It is important when you produce coffee to know if the flavor profile is “on the money” or not. We learned that many factors can cause coffee to be average or inferior. Some of it is how you roast, and this class helped teach us what separates the “men from the boys” and also made us acutely aware that each stage of coffee processing needs to be done with care and knowledge. The old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is almost applicable -- as you can prevent bad coffee but there is not much you can do to cure it once it isn’t perfect anymore!


Tuesday, November 1, 2005

November 2005, We Meet Enthusiastic Kona Coffee Farmers...


November 2005_We meet enthusiastic coffee farmers and we sign to buy the farm.

110505, We attend the Kona Coffee Festival Art Stroll and meet a couple of local coffee farmers that convince us even we can be coffee farmers and be happy. (You can see a photo about this on our “About Us“ page.)

We do find a property and sign an offer which is accepted. Since the farm is located on lease hold land, it takes a while from the time you sign your offer papers to when you actually get possession of your farm! In this case we did not get possession until April 2006.