Kona is a world famous coffee that is grown exclusively on the slopes of two volcanoes on the Big Island. The volcanic, porous and mineral-rich soil, combined with the often sunny mornings but cloudy or rainy afternoons, little wind and mild nights give the Big Island coffee a unique taste. The Cornwell Farm, where this coffee comes from, is located at an altitude of 1,500m, in the middle of the so-called Kona Coffee Belt. Coffee has been grown here since the 1930s. In 1828 Samuel Ruggles managed to bring coffee to Hawaii. During the next 150 years, coffee played a secondary role to the benefit of sugar cane cultivation. Only in the last few decades has coffee (Kona) been stronger than ever. Kona Coffee is a unique coffee, for perfect growing conditions and special ways of processing the beans. All of these things contribute to the taste of the final cup of coffee, and give a flavor that can (and must!) Be savored and enjoyed! The five most important things that make Kona coffee special: Lots of sunshine and temperatures around 20 ° C, but certainly not below 13 ° C. Protection from overexposure to the sun with cloud cover or shade Altitude! How much a coffee plant grows has a great influence on the taste of its beans. The heights at which Kona coffee is grown (1500- 1700 masl) give the coffee a very delicate taste with notes of lemon, blackberry and caramel Humidity due to constant but regular rains Good soil drainage.