Makani Kai Farms
With sustainable agriculture at the forefront of their minds, Werner and Beatrice produce more than coffee on their farm. From the staple food crops 'ulu and kalo to delicious mango, avocado, and giant tomatoes - the goal is to grow the food they eat and have plenty more to sell in the local food economy. This coffee is about as carbon-neutral as you can get. Werner and Beatrice have a closed-circle system for their coffee plants; all the nutrients they feed the trees are byproducts of farm and kitchen waste produced by Makani Kai. The coffee is processed, milled, and graded on-site. It just so happens that Pacific Coffee Research is also located on this farm, so instead of being trucked around the island or put on a cargo ship, the fresh crop is simply carried over to the PCR roastery in reusable storage containers, roasted and packed on-site and delivered to your local cafe for your enjoyment. This coffee embodies the ideals of sustainable local agriculture.
Photo provided by Fabian Schmid
Tasting Notes: fresh cedar, dried plum, cinnamon bark, citrus
Brew at 195-198F