K a  `I o   F a r m s

Ka `Io is the name of a hawk native to Hawaii and found only on the Big Island.

Ka `Io Farms found itself in possession of one of the old-fashioned Japanese coffee farms in Kona in 1990. On the farm were a hoshidana (drying deck) and pulping mill. The pulping mill machinery was homemade, with much of it constructed of wood. Our coffee is still processed using the "wet method," in which coffee beans are carefully fermented in a soaking tank overnight (for 12 to 14 hours) before being washed in clear water and dried. We are still drying our coffee on the hoshidana deck and raking the beans by hand to insure even drying.

Recent improvements to the farm include increased drying capacity and controlled-environment storage. This allows Ka `Io Farms to store coffee until needed for roasting just prior to shipment to our customers. The farm has become the headquarters of a fruitful enterprise of growing, processing and selling roasted Kona coffee.

Most of the coffee is sold wholesale to stores as WINGS OF THE MORNING, or bulk roasted products.  WINGS OF THE MORNING 12-ounce bags are now available for direct sale through the internet.

Ka `Io Farms pulping mill and hoshidana

Raking  parchment coffee as it dries in the sun

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Ka `Io Farms
P.O. Box 390759
Keauhou, HI 96739
Toll Free:  866-32WINGS   ( 866-329-4647)
Phone:  (808) 322-7355

Fax (808) 324-0072