Smithfarms Coffee Prices

COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE
Crop 2019-2020

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100% Pure Kona “Estate Grade” Roasted Coffee * Whole Beans
$28.50/LB +
$8.45 S&H via USPS
$14.75/Half LB +
$8.45 S&H via USPS
 $137.50/FIVE LB bag +
 $14.35 S&H via
USPS

100% Pure Kona “Estate Grade” Roasted Coffee *Ground Beans
$29.50/LB + $8.45 S&H via USPS
$15.75/HALF LB + $8.45 S&H via USPS
$142.50/ FIVE LB bag + 14.35 S&H via USPS

tidrulee

100% Pure Kona Peaberry Roasted Coffee * Whole Beans
$38/LB + $8.45 S&H via USPS
$185 FIVE LB bag
+ 14.35 S&H via
USPS
Peaberry is 5% of our total crop and because of its flavor and rarity is more valuable



green unroasted Estate Grade 100% Kona Coffee beans
$22.50/pound + $8.45 S&H via  USPS 
no bulk quantity discount-we’re a very small farm


Ordering and Shipping

To order please go here: https://www.smithfarms.com/order/

Shipping Information below.
All USPS mail will be handled by Stamps.com,
their sub-contractor
Please look for an email from stamps.com which will let you know your order has shipped. Thanks.

attention#1) USPS Tracking is not totally reliable. I hand in the package here in Honaunau on Hawaii island about 8 am. The package then goes to Honolulu on Oahu island. It then leaves Honolulu close to midnight of the same day. But the Tracking often does not reflect the movement afterward so it appears the package has only left Honolulu. (Must be hanging out in cyberspace for the next 3 or 4 days!) And some packages get delivered and the Tracking never shows that result. egads.
#2) Despite the term “3 Day Priority”, it is really is 4 or 5 days from Hawaii.
#3) 99.9% of our packages arrive within 4-5 days some without any indication of movement on the USPS site, so apologies to you, but don’t lose hope.


attention January 21, 2018 effective

USPS Priority Flat Rate Envelope- Shipping + Handling
holds from a half pound of roasted up to 3 pounds of green
US-$8.05
Canada/Mexico $24.95
other International -$34.25

USPS Priority Flat Rate Medium Box -Shipping + Handling
holds from 3 pounds of roasted to a Bulk (5#) Bag and up to 10 pounds of green
US– $14.35
Canada/Mexico – $49.25
other International$76.05

USPS Priority Flat Rate Large Box Shipping +Handling
more than 5 pounds of roasted coffee, 2 Bulk (5#) bags
US– $19.15
Canada/Mexico-$63.85
other International – $99.25 (about)

Warning: We have found that International packages sometimes take longer than the 6-10 days. We process your order as quickly as we can but once your package is in the hands of the International postal carriers, we have absolutely no control. Feel free to ask in the Comments box, for USPS Express International (more expensive, naturally), if you want to get it asap. I will give you a quote.


You are buying premium, gourmet and valuable Fresh Roasted 100% Kona Coffee. We roast the day before we send it. We are always happy to send it via the method YOU want! You make our world!

Your choices for shipping will have to be ONE of these Two Services: 

#1-USPS Priority via stamps.com- cheapest

USPS Priority means it takes 4-5 days within the US.(see caution note above)
Two roasted pounds or 3 green pounds and less will go via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope for $8.05

More than 2 roasted pounds and more than 3 pounds of green beans, up to 5 lbs of roasted coffee and up to 10 pounds of green go in USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium box for $14.35

more than 5 lbs of roasted coffee will go in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate LARGE box for $19.15

#2 OR – FedEx-usually fastest

about 22+$  for 5 Pounds
about 21+$ for 2 or 3 pounds

You can see the choices and change your mind on the Order Form


We do love International orders but the postage is higher.
FYI-We just sent our most International order ever- to Krgystan and it took 18 days from here. Sent one to Turkey too and that took 16 days! Exciting for us!

international

If you are ordering for an International address, please fill out my order form as well as you can AND in the “COMMENTS” section- please write out the complete address. I will use that complete address in mailing your package. Please include your telephone number because International mail asks for it. If there is trouble delivering your package, I assume:) they will call you or me if they have your telephone number.

 



What can fit in a USPS Priority Flat Rate envelope no matter where it goes?

  • 1 or 2 pound bags of our roasted coffee or up to 3 pounds of green
  • We believe in shipping green/unroasted coffee via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate system.We can fit 3 pounds of green/unroasted beans shipped within the US for that same $8.05
  • We can fit 3 pounds of green/unroasted beans in an USPS International Flat Rate Envelope to Canada and Mexico,etc.

What doesn’t fit in a USPS Priority Flat Rate envelope?

More than 2 pounds of our roasted coffee, no more green/unroasted than I write above.

Hope that helps!


Grand daughter Maile depositing boxes into our FedEx drop off. No trucks can come up to our farm so we drive 2.5 miles to this FedEx drop-off. (FYI- the US Post Office is about 4 miles away in the other direction)
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 FedEx
Not available for Canada/International


Some up close begonia flowers that bloom in September. Their leaves in the back ground, look painted with silver paint.

Do you encourage visitors?

No and for a couple of reasons. We do not have a store front- this is our house. It is just Bob and me, so we are not set-up for visitors. We live 2 miles up a semi-paved, one lane private, 4 Wheel drive road.

But don’t be discouraged, there are many farms that want visitors. Go here http://www.konacoffeefarmers.org/farmTours.asp and you’ll find over 40 farms that would love to have you. (I am a KCFA member and the volunteer web person for the KCFA’s site )

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Are You Organic?

Here’s an article and we share the feelings.
read here: http://tinyurl.com/h6699s2

No. There is no organic source of fertiliser in Hawaii. All fertiliser organic or otherwise, needs to be shipped in. This of course increases prices dramatically and we could not afford to apply the adequate amounts of organic nutrition to our coffee trees that they need to remain vigorous, without pricing our coffee to the extreme and frankly, we could not make a living at all. Bob does weed whack the whole 5 acres and we try to be as organic as possible although again, we do use inorganic fertiliser.

We want our plants to be totally healthy and fully nurtured and we want to remain in farming so we have made an educated decision to judiciously use the inorganic fertiliser we use. Our plants are HAPPY! We are careful and sustainable farmers. Our land was farmed by Hawaiians, pre-contact, and we respect the farming that occurred before us and respect the right to farm healthily after us.

1955 Lava Flow and we were there:)

Our dad Frank Burns (CES Burns Jr.) took most of this video. He was manager and had to prove to the insurance company that the fire destroyed the cane acreage and before the approaching lava. The sugar plantation has insurance for fire- not lava and lots of acreage was burned. All we Burns kids are in the video, mom and dad, even our grandmother Puna Walker and our parents good friends David and Beppy Young.

long version (2 Hours+) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN9pdJyGhuo

short version (2 minutes) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERZ3BInV4CY

Sea Grapes

excerpt taken from Marie C. Neal’s IN GARDENS OF HAWAII– 1965

Coccoloba uvifera: (the entire section below)

At home in thickets along sandy shores in warm parts of America is the sea grape,which in Hawaii is planted as a windbreak near beaches. It is a twisting tree, to 20 feet or more high; the trunk rarely attains a diameter of 3 feet. The branches zig zag and form a dense canopy; the bark is thin, smooth and brown. The tree is ornamental and bears attractive, broad,rounded, glossy, thick red veined leaves, the largest to a diameter of 8 inches. Early Christians in Mexico are said to have used the leaves for writing paper. When the leaves are fresh, scratches made with a sharp point show white on the green surface. Flowers of the sea grape are fragrant and grow in spikes about 6 inches long. Each has 5 sepals, 8 stamens and 3 styles. The pear shaped,reddish, sweetish-acid, astringent fruits hang in clusters, each fruit containing a large globose nut. In the West Indies an alcoholic drink is prepared from the fruits and jelly can be made of them. The roots also astringent, are used to cure dysentery. The wood is hard, polishes well and is valued, especially in Jamaica, for cabinet work. It also supplies fuel and, when boiled, yields a red dye. A gum from the bark is used for tanning and, medicinally for throat ailments. The tree grows from cuttings or seeds.

Final Sea grape note: In the latest edition of the COSTCO magazine (July 2015) -it lists the foreign COSTCOs and under Japan’s entry- the “Unique item not found in US: sea grapes”– such a coincidence

Total Satisfaction is our AIM!

When we guarantee satisfaction, we guarantee it when you receive it and we can not still be responsible for it 3 months later.

01/24/2015: In response to a customer who wrote yesterday. His roasted bag was sent October 22, 2014. He wrote yesterday (01/24/2015) saying the coffee tasted “really acidic”. Hmm… too many unknowns to replenish that 5 pound bag at our expense after 3(!) months. How did it taste for the first month(s)? okay-nuff said.

POINTS IN SUPPORT OF REFORMING THE HAWAII COFFEE LABELING LAW:

1As a matter of economic theory, if supply goes down, prices go up. Removing from the supply side what is estimated to be 5 million pounds of fake Kona coffee sold annually in Hawaii (that is, 5 million pounds in packages consisting of 90% foreign coffee with the name “Kona” prominently featured over and over again on the label—most of which is bought by visitors who believe they are buying “Kona Coffee”) this will cause both retail demand and farmgate prices for available genuine 100% Kona Coffee to go up—not down. See the Feldman study.

2If deceptive marketing and labeling of blends were outlawed (as Jamaica has done for Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee; as Vermont has done for Vermont Maple Syrup; as Idaho has done for Idaho Potatoes)—and if only 2 out of 10 of the consumers who previously bought “Kona Blends” believing they had purchased “Kona Coffee” were to instead buy genuine 100% Kona Coffee, the amount of Kona Coffee sold to those consumers would be DOUBLE the amount of Kona Coffee sold as compared to the previous Blend sales. If 4 out of 10 did so, the amount of genuine Kona Coffee sold would QUADRUPLE. With a stable output of approximately 3 million pounds of Kona Coffee produced annually—and with the supply reduced by eliminating the blends, prices will rise, not drop. Almost every one of us can give instances of consumer outrage and indignation when they have learned that the “Kona Coffee” they had bought is not “Kona Coffee.”

3Kona Coffee Blends are the equivalent of fake Rolexes—“Rolex”/”Kona” on the outside, something very different on the inside.

4If you take the juice from one orange and 9 lemons and call the product an “orange juice blend”, the result is consumer fraud.

5Jamaica produces roughly the same amount of coffee annually as does Kona. For years the retail price of Jamaica Blue Mountain has been 25% to 30% higher than the price of 100% Kona. Why? It is not that Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is better tasting—it is not. The difference is that Jamaica prohibits blending, and takes those who deceptively use the name of their coffee (including counterfeiters in the US) to court. Without having the supply side inflated by deceptive blends, Jamaica Blue Mountain is able to sustain much higher prices.

6By selling what amounts to $5/lb coffee at a price of $15 to $25/lb by merely putting the word “Kona” prominently and repeatedly on the label, the Blenders are able to send an estimated $14.4 million each year in “excess profits” to their Mainland corporate owners. If blends were outlawed, this excess profit would go to farmers in the form of higher farmgate prices. $14.4 million divided by approximately 700 Kona coffee farmers indicates that the economic loss to the average Kona Coffee farm is more than $20,000 per year. See the Feldman study.

7Nowhere on the label do the Blenders disclose to consumers that 90% of what is in the package is the cheapest commodity coffee available (often from Vietnam and other low end coffee producing regions). When the sophisticated writers at Consumers Reports can’t tell the difference between “Kona Coffee” and “10% Kona Blends”, it is not surprising that ordinary buyers are also deceived as to what is in a Kona Blend.

8When consumers who have purchased what they believe is “Kona Coffee”, but is in fact 90% commodity coffee and are disappointed in the taste, the reputation of our heritage crop is damaged and farmers suffer economically.

9Restaurants and hotels deceiving tourists into believing they are being offered “Kona Coffee” when it is 90% something else is no way to earn the goodwill of Mainland and foreign visitors. People don’t like to be cheated. This practice is bad for the tourism. Tourists like going places where they are treated fairly, not cheated.

10The only way that the Blenders/processors can come up with a figure that they “represent” 700 Hawaii small coffee farmers is if they are taking the position that they “represent” all farms that a some point in the past have sold coffee to them. In fact, when it comes to economics, the interests of the Blenders/processors are directly adverse to the economic interests of farmers. Farmers want the highest price possible for their crop; the Blenders/processors want to pay the lowest price possible. The Blenders/processors do not represent farmers.

11Even if the Blenders argument were correct (which it is not), is profit an excuse for fraud and deception?

12Hawaii is the only region anywhere in the world that by law permits the use of the name of one of its premier agricultural products with only 10% genuine content.