Saturday, December 14, 2019

My Kona Coffee Shack

A  L  O  H  A !

Back home in Waikiki, I get to
walk scenes like this every day.
The beach & sea are beyond
these trees & lawns at
Fort Derussy. Link

Our first Hawaii home was an actual
coffee shack in Captain Cook, Link
above Kealakekua Bay on the west side of Hawaii Island [the Big Island]. We would turn off
the belt highway, and climb
Rabbit Hill through the coffee trees
with four wheel drive.

Above the coffee farm, our
shack was built into the hillside on
poles. We hiked it's jungle path ever day.
I describe all this in my Hawaii Novella:
"Aloha Where You Like Go?"

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500 Pound Sack of Kona Coffee
Historic Kealakekua, below our first Hawaii Home

 “The Kona coffee, raised on the uplands of the Island of Hawaii is superior to any other coffee raised. I think that I can safely say this. The flavor is truly superb. One has never tasted coffee who has not drunk Kona coffee.”
Hon. Henry E. Cooper, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Republic, 1896

Coffee Cherries - 
The green beans are inside!
First the white blossoms would bloom.
Then the cherry fruit would appear.
Then the family with their baskets
would pick the cherries as we drove
past, careful to raise no dust on
the lava and dirt road.


In the early 1900s, donkeys were brought from Africa
to work these coffee farms of Kona on the Big Island.
Their braying became a familiar sound in the district, and they came to be called: "Kona Nightingales."

"A native of Hawai‘i Island, Dr. Bergin is passionate about preserving manageable herds of the Kona Nightingales here on the island. “They are part of our history and culture…literally part of the landscape of the Big Island. To lose them would be a huge loss,” he says." Link

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