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Kona Joe's Coffee

79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy. in Kealakekua 322-2100 or 866-KONA-JOE

Kona Joe is the world's first trellised coffee plantation, and Kona Joe has the patent to prove it! The coffee tree is trained to grow along the wires of the trellis.This training requires years of meticulous pruning and tying to open the tree over the trellis system. The result is a coffee tree which grows sideways and upwards.

Why go to all this trouble, you ask. Because the tree develops with more uniform sun exposure resulting in more even ripening of the coffee cherry. Dissolved sugars in the coffee bean and cherry are enhanced. Overall flavors are richer with better texture. Sun exposed fruit is always superior, and coffee cherries are no different. Harvesting by hand is facilitated because the ripe cherries all develop within easy reach of our pickers.

Kona Joe Coffee Plantation sells pure, award-winning Hawaiian Kona Coffee and is located in Kealakekua, Hawaii.

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