Award Winning Coffee
- 1st Coffee Farm in Waimea
- 1st Harvest
- 1st Place, Hawai’i District, 2021
Waimea Coffee Farm’s sweet tasting Hawaiian Blue coffee won 1st Place, Hawai’i District, in the 2021 Hawai’i Coffee Association (HCA) Statewide Cupping Competition.
Carbon Neutral Processing
- Solar Powered
- Blue Ion Battery Storage
- H2 Fuel Cell Backup (coming soon)
Our coffee is hand picked, floated, pulped, fermented, washed, dried, and induction roasted in our US Patent-Pending Specialty Coffee Optimal Results Environment (S.C.O.R.E.) that runs entirely on solar energy with a soon to come green hydrogen fuel cell backup system.
Each pick is tracked at the nano-lot level from the moment it comes off the tree, so we can use quality data to inform farming and processing decisions.
Carbon Negative Farming
- 1st Electric Tractor on Hawai’i Island!
- Electric sprayer, mower & fork lift
- No-Till Regenerative Agriculture
Using our integrated solar and hydrogen fuel-cell energy system to power our electric tractors and battery powered tools, Waimea Coffee Farm’s operations are zero-emission. Our careful soil management and farming practices allow for the natural carbon-sequestration of the orchard to make the farm carbon-negative.
What makes Waimea Coffee special?
The soil, the elevation, the climate, the terroir & TLC!
- The Waimea terroir is known to impart a sweetness to the coffee
- Of the 12 soil types in the world, 10 are found in the Hawaiian Islands
- Andisols are found in areas where volcanic vents were once active.
- Andisols found in areas receiving less than 60 inches of annual rainfall are some of the most fertile and productive soils of Hawai‘i.
- Moderately weathered loamy soils high in organic matter and plant nutrients.
- There are only 2 locations of Andisols in the Hawaiian Islands with less than 60 inches of annual rainfall, Kula, Maui and the dry side of Waimea, Hawai’i, the latter where Waimea Coffee Farm is located.
- The first full harvest of this beautiful coffee won the top prize in its district in the 2021 Hawai’i Coffee Association cupping competition.
- The trees are descended from an experimental hybrid of Guatemala Typica (Kona coffee) and Jamaican Blue Mountain varieties, a project of a University of Hawai’i professor over 30 years ago.
- All farm operations are zero-emission and carbon-neutral.