At King's Cup 100% Kona Coffee, we are a family owned and operated Estate farm, located in South Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai'i (Hawaii island), region known to produce one of the best coffee beans worldwide.
Our 13 acres farm stands 1,900 feet above sea level, on the West slopes of the Mauna Loa Volcano, within the famous the Kona Coffee Belt . The combination of elevation, temperature, rainfall, and the rich volcanic soil create the perfect conditions that allow us to grow our high quality coffee beans.
Our farm is our home. We purchased the property back on 2004, and moved permanently to the Big Island on 2013, after ten years of being traveling from Arizona to Hawaii to take care of the macadamia nuts orchard. We started planting coffee on 2013, when we moved and made this piece of paradise our permanent home. A fellow coffee farmer, from the Kau’u District, Godofredo Miranda, and his wife Matilde, who has been coffee farmers for more than twenty years, encouraged us to become coffee farmers. We already had the land, so we planted our first 100 trees of Kona Typica. Today, we have about 5,000 trees planted, and we continue to develop new keiki trees in our nursery.
Since we began this amazing project, we have been involved in a continuous learning path that has allowed us to implement the best practices for growing, harvesting, processing, milling, and roasting of the coffee industry, not only in the State of Hawaii, but worldwide.
As a Estate farm, we continuously take care of our coffee trees. Living on our farm allow us to ensure that we are only producing the highest quality of our crop. We carefully manage every step of the production process, from beginning to end. We are on the field picking the coffee cherries alongside with our pickers. We personally pulp, ferment, wash, and set the parchment beans to dry under the sun. When it is time to dry mill (remove the parchment) and afterwards to do grading/sorting of the green beans, we are able to do the work in-house, in our facilities.
Since 2016 we have been bringing King’s Cup 100% Kona coffee from our farm to your cup. Named after the Hawaiian King Kamehameha the III, we wanted a brand that could honor Hawaii and its ancestors. Out of respect for the native Hawaiian culture, we decided to use a simple crown a part of our logo.
This project is the result of hard work and effort, done with love and respect to the land, to the people who help us, to our community; with commitment to our values, and lots, lots of faith.
Mahalo from our family! Armando and Karina Rodriguez.