our smithfarms coffee

Smithfarms: Established in 1988 and on the Internet Since January 1999!

Estate Grade 100% Kona

Limited amounts of Peaberry and Grade B too

bee loving a coffee blossom and beginning a crop

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Bob pleased with his healthy and beautiful crop of coffee

If you are looking for Wonderful coffee with

EXCEPTIONAL TASTE

SMITHFARMS PURE KONA IS IT!

AWESOME AROMA, too wowee!

and we will roast it up for you!

just out of the roaster (click here for roaster photos)
can’t you just smell the chocolate in the photo above?

Summer 2013:  Grandsons helping Bob roast and waiting for the beans to come up

You do know ….

that Each of our SMITHFARMS coffee beans actually contain rays of our warm tropical South Kona sun??

Our 100% Kona Coffee is more than great tasting! It is beautiful!

The 4 Stages of our Coffee
photos copy righted by K E Smith 

Fresh Cherry Coffee (below)
just off the tree 

Parchment (below)
cherry which has been washed and dried and still has its protective parchment-like covering on- we store it this way


   Green Beans (below)
parchment skins have been removed at the mill, and ready for roasting 


 Roasted (below)
yummy delicious beans 

more about our SMITHFARMS…

100% PURE KONA COFFEE

Sustainably Grown and Fairly Traded!

Sustainably grown* means we farm the land and meet our needs to grow yummy 100% Kona coffee without compromising the ability of future farmers to grow their 100% Kona coffee here on the same land. We are a Fairly Traded coffee although that “tag” (Fair Trade) is not given to coffee produced in the US.  We pay every helper of our 100% Kona coffee a fair wage.

We live in America,too.

Looking out at the coffee (left), a croton (center) and our mock orange tree (right) on a rainy day . Water is dripping down our window screens:). As a friend recently said, “only in Hawaii do clouds come rolling through the house”- hitting the screens first.


So would you like to know more about our Kona coffee?

here goes…

SMITHFARMS 100% Kona Coffee Pure

Coffea arabica var. typica

is yours via…Happy & Healthy & Vigorous trees and many of our trees are over 100 years old!

Ever wondered about the history of Kona Coffee?
Click: Here’s something I wrote up about 10 years ago.

morning light at smithfarms
All Hand Picked and Sun Dried  naturally 

 High Elevation Grown

s l o w e r  g r o w i n g and  bigger beans

and therefore… better tasting coffee

cloudsraincloudsrainclouds Natural shade cloudsraincloudsrainclouds

What is green coffee?

 GREEN Coffee is coffee that has been picked, wet processed & sun-dried & milled & its very next step is for YOU the roaster, to roast.
It is unroasted coffee.  

We sell our 100% Kona green in amounts from 1 pound on up.
The maximum we can sell by Hawaii Law in one order, is 10 pounds of green beans.

Roasting coffee smells delicious

…I have enjoyed your beans the best since I discovered you a few years ago from hobby growers in Kealakekua . I thank you once again for the pleasure of sipping the fruits of the Hawaiian Island…

Roasted Coffee
We of course, offer our wonderful roasted coffee. You can also ask for ground coffee, too.
Your whole freshly roasted beans will be  ground in our Bunn 3 burr grinder. $1 per pound. (Just check it off on your order form.) The Bunn is an exceptional grinder giving uniformity to the grinds and you may just want to throw away your whirly blade and have us do your grinding!

Total Satisfaction is our AIM!

 We think we only have the best and that’s what we want YOU to have.

10.22.13 9.30am

crop 2014 in the very special storage room.
we built a special climate controlled storage room for our precious coffee and it is under our living room. these fat parchment bags’ next trip is to be milled into green coffee. 


Smithfarms 100% PURE Kona Coffee

Crop 2014 

All PRICES & Shipping and Handling info is here

We feel that all the grades of our coffee are equally delicious. We treat each bean with the same care!

*“ESTATE GRADE ” is our own SMITHFARMS definition for our “Extra Fancy”, “Fancy” and “Number one” grade beans as they naturally occur in our Smithfarms coffee crop. We take out the Peaberry and remove the grades below “Number one”.

Without bragging, we at Smithfarms invented the word Estate Grade Coffee. Lots of people use it now. This was suggested to us by a roaster friend years ago (thank you Barry J.), because the size difference between the largest and the smallest in our Estate Grade Run is all of 3/64ths of an inch. He felt it would give it a slight multidimensional pure awesome Kona Coffee flavor and we’ve never looked back. He was right. YUM!


something new:  Grade B Smithfarms 100% Kona
limited amount available for sale at $21/lb plus s&h
Only available Roasted and Ground
More info here


We are a high elevation, (1700 – 2000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mauna Loa) slower growing coffee farm. With the natural shade given by our clouds, we tend to have a larger amount of bigger beans. Tastier too, say the experts.

All our precious & gourmet 100% Kona coffee grows at its perfect pace, with sunny mornings and afternoon cloud cover during the wet summer growing months, and our dry cool winter harvest season.

We get no municipal water at our house/farm, so this is one of our two collecting water tanks.  The water is then piped into our house.


How are we knocking back the Coffee Berry Borer?

  Dan uses a back pack mister that weighs over 40 pounds and he goes to everyone of our trees. Spraying the top and undersides with a fungus- closely related to a naturally occurring fungus that almost dried out in our severe drought of almost 3 years ago. The drought allowed the CBB to get a hold within our coffee land and we’re pushing back- successfully. YAY!!!


 

These are the Seals you will find on your Smithfarms roasted coffee bags, in addition to our label. We pay 5 Cents for each and the money goes to support the Kona Coffee Farmer Organization (KCFA). It is a group dedicated to just the Kona Coffee farmer. That is what we are —-Kona Coffee Farmers!

Farmers are not processors. We grow the stuff, processors do process it but …they also buy large quantities of fresh cherry from the majority of coffee farmers who sell at the cherry level, and then …those processors sell that coffee to blenders! The processors want to buy coffee at the lowest possible price and the farmers want to earn their living. CONFLICT!

Kona Blend: The processor/blenders take their coffee bags put in 90% unknown & never identified (Truth in Labeling?) coffee beans and only 10% Kona Coffee beans and sell that bag for an enormous profit on their 10% Kona. Beware of Kona Blend!

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is a totally volunteer, non-profit, community-based organization of coffee farmers with the mission to promote and protect the economic interests of Kona coffee farmers who grow and sell 100% Kona coffee and to seek greater legal protection of the Kona coffee name.  And I was named President again for 2014 . Last year for me.

 

Smithfarms “Estate Grade Run” Coffee

OUR ROASTED COFFEE IS: WHAT?

whole bean, freshly roasted, lusciously dark but not burnt

Roasted to perfection by Bob Smith who grows and bags it as well as doing the perfect roast! 

Did I mention that Bob the farmer of our beans, has a BS degree in Tropical Agriculture, too? About the only college educated Kona Coffee farmer that I know of in Kona!
Grinding your whole beans, in our professional grinder aka “Ruby”, is only $1/pound.

Ruby is our BunnG3 grinder and she is sitting on her table, under a wall hanging made by our best buddy, and next to one of our pound bags:)

HOW LONG in Transit?
You choose! Go here to decide SHIPPING!

PACKAGING?

1 pound bags: matte brown, foil lined, 1 way valve & then heat sealed- w/ gold clip
5 pound bags: shiny silver, foil lined, 1 way valve & then heat sealed- w/ gold clip


If you want an International Shipment, we can do it!
Fill out the order form as well as you can and for added clarity, in the <Comments> rewrite the address-just to be sure. 

email me: kona@smithfarms.com if you have questions

For International orders: We can urge 2 pound packages of our roasted Smithfarms (or 3 pounds of our green) into ONE Global Priority Mail envelope— $25.45  S&H anywhere in the world– besides Canada & Mexico ($21.45 S&H)

Warning: We have found that International packages may take  longer than the 6-10 “business” 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.

To Canada & Mexico, it is $21.45 – (shipping two pounds cost the same as shipping one pound)

We do mail our green and roasted 100% Kona Coffee all over the world. Wonderful exotic places like Hong Kong, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, England, Taiwan, Japan, Tenerife, Denmark, etc…. .

To mail 3 pounds of green beans in a Global Priority Envelope to Canada is $21.45 S&H and $25.45 S&H to all other foreign places. The same amount can be mailed within Hawaii or to the US Mainland for $6.55 S&H. 

3 old coconut trees in the early  morning with the Pacific beyond

You may be interested to know that Bob and I believe in the general concept of karma. We do try to do the right and proper thing. We want to know when you are not pleased, too. It will make us better!

 

Recurring Orders, aka smithfarms appreciators:)-
You will have a chance — once you get to the order page —to decide if you want your orders to come to you automatically. Here’s the scoop…

Make it easy on yourself! No hassle. Join this growing group of “Coffee happy addicts” that has our freshly roasted 100% Kona coffee sent to them…

AUTOMATICALLY!
all orders go out as close to their due date as possible

 YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ORDER AT ANY TIME!  It is no problem, just email me!
YOUR BOX WILL ARRIVE AUTOMATICALLY! 
 We roast  the day before and send your box out the next morning.

Did you know? One pound of whole beans will make approximately 32 cups of the world’s best coffee! 

How many cups of tasty, natural & gourmet & creamy 100% Pure Kona coffee do you want to drink in a week? hmmmm…
let me see, how many ways can I spoil myself and my sweetie, hmmmmm…

Our beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. 

The view driving from Naalehu towards Hilo- with the ever going ACTIVE (click here to see a live camera) volcano

FYI-Naalehu is considered the southernmost “town” in the United States.