Monday, February 13, 2012

Greenwell Farms Kona Coffee In Kealakekua Hawaii

My sister told me of a tour she took at Greenwell Farms Coffee Farm. She said I needed to go there. My sister Jess knows that I love farms a LOT and that I needed to see it. It was a wonderful tour and coffee tasting. I learned a lot about avocado, banana and coffee plants. Coffee plants are self fertile and they grow their cherries on new growth. The plants came from Guatemala in a time when all coffee came from brazil. They were brought to this 200 acre farm in 1850. The incredible Hawaiian avocados are a variety called Bacon. Go figure. They really taste like butter. Banana trees grow a bunch of bananas and then must be cut down so that new shoots will grow up and bear the next bananas. They will only make one bunch per tree trunk. They are small, sweet bananas called apple bananas. Yummmmm. We had a tasting of coffee. I have never been a fan of Kona Coffee. it always tastes a bit bland to me. Well...I was wrong. I was drinking the wrong Kona Coffee. This coffee was so rich and full of flavour. Wow. We bought a pound of their chocolate coffee for a treat. It's incredible.
It is my dream to have a small coffee bar within the store. Wow, Greenwell Kona Coffee. Wouldn't that be fun.


Mark Willis said...

Sounds like you are making the most of the gastronomic opportunities offered by Hawaii, Erin.

Erin said...

Hi Mark. I really am!! Last night we had rib eye on the BBQ. It was awesome! Like you Mark, I think nothing is more wonderful than really good food.