Notes: Walnut, Chocolate, Tobacco
Farm: Braund Farms
Variety: Kona Typica
Altitude: 1250-1450 feet
Production Method: Washed
Braund Farms is a 9.3-acre Kona coffee and macadamia nut farm that grows and harvests its own estate coffee. When Braund bought the farm in 1985, it was primarily a macadamia nut farm with some newly planted coffee and a few older coffee-bearing plants. Braund planted more coffee and now the farm has approximately 6.5 acres of coffee.
Braund Farms is located on the Big Island of Hawaii between 1,250 and 1,450 feet on the cool and fertile western slope of the Hualalai volcano, in the Keauhou area of the Kona coffee district. This “Kona Coffee Belt” is a prime coffee-growing area that is approximately one mile wide by 30 miles long at elevations from 500 feet to 2,500 feet. Only coffee grown in this region may be called Kona coffee. Kona coffee is the variety of coffee called Coffea arabica, also known as Kona typica, which was brought to Kona in the early 19th century from cuttings from Brazil.