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Poisettias in Hawaii

Live Aloha |December 1, 2020

What You Never Knew About Poinsettias

If you have ever driven through the Kona Coffee Belt between Halloween and New Year’s, there is a good chance your eyes were drawn to...
Lei of Appreciation

Live Aloha |November 18, 2020

Thanksgiving As A Way Of Life

Giving Thanks Giving thanks for the people and things in our lives is a noble and uplifting practice. As the Thanksgiving Holiday arrives this year,...
Greenwell Farms Kona Coffee Farm

Behind the Cup |November 1, 2020

10 Next Level Coffee Facts To Wow Your Barista

Amongst coffee facts, there many things that are common knowledge, and other things that are not so well known.  Today let's look at some of...
Cats & Coffee

Live Aloha |October 28, 2020

Cats And Coffee (no, Really, It's A Thing!)

As Halloween approaches and I enjoy the various decorations scattered throughout the neighborhoods on my drive home, I am struck by a giant inflatable black...
Autumn in Hawaii

Behind the Cup |October 14, 2020

Autumn Harvest Season On A Kona Coffee Farm

The sun is setting earlier and rising later. The birds are starting to migrate to warmer climes.   Somehow the air feels different and the nights...
International Coffee Day

Behind the Cup |September 29, 2020

Reflections On International Coffee Day

America celebrates National Coffee Day on Sept 29th and a couple days later the world celebrates International Coffee Day on October 1st.For most people, those...
Wife Drinking Kona Coffee

Live Aloha |September 16, 2020

Wife Appreciation Day (sept 19th 2021)

Do you appreciate your wife?  Does your wife hear that you appreciate her often enough? You may ask why a “coffee-themed” blog is writing about...
Coffee and Productivity

Behind the Cup |September 2, 2020

No Coffee No Work

Labor Day has me thinking about the great variety of workers that make this country run, and more specifically about the role of coffee in...
Camp Coffee

Behind the Cup |August 19, 2020

A Guide To Amazing Camp Coffee

With all of the uncertainty of traveling this year and many being cooped up for so long, the number of Americans choosing to do some...
Iced Kona Coffee

Behind the Cup |August 5, 2020

A Summer Of Iced Coffee

Are you a fan of Iced Coffee? Have you tried all of the various ways to make it? Summer is the joyous time of year...
Kona Coffee Affogato

Live Aloha |July 15, 2020

The Perfect 100% Kona Coffee Affogato

July 19th is National Ice Cream Day and in celebration,  I'd like to share with you how to make the perfect 100% Kona Coffee Affogato....
Symbol of America

Behind the Cup |July 1, 2020

Red, White & Blue....and Coffee With Dessert

Do you enjoy your coffee with dessert?  Do you think of it as an American tradition like Baseball and Apple Pie? A Little Background One...
Father's Day Brownies

Live Aloha |June 18, 2020

Father's Day Made Easy

Learn my secret formula for a perfect Father's Day and how to make 100% Kona Coffee Macadamia Nut Brownies.  My gift to you for this...
American Flag

Behind the Cup |June 5, 2020

Coffee Joins The Military

Our farm tours at Greenwell Farms are a sprightly mix of farming practices, coffee processing, plant identification, history, and local color. Our tour guides are...
Graduating in 2020?

Live Aloha |May 27, 2020

Graduation 2020 And Wisdom From The Coffee Farm

Lessons from a 100% Kona Coffee farm to share with 2020 Graduates My high school senior son, graduating in 2020, gets no prom, no yearbook...
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