Kona rainforest coffee
How do you get to be one of the best coffee farms in one of the best coffee-growing areas on the planet? After all, there are more than 600 coffee farms in the Kona coffee-growing region or “coffee belt,” which ranges from about 800 to 3,000 feet in elevation. Kona RainForest Farms (KRF) was planted back in 1999, so it is a relative newcomer to this area that saw its first coffee trees about 175 years ago. Fortunately, it produced a superior coffee bean right from the first harvest, thanks to the perfect combination of organic farming practices, volcanic soil, sunshine, rainfall, temperature and location at the 2000-foot elevation on the flanks of Mauna Loa—all of which meant ideal growing conditions for great coffee.