||Kona coffee has a reputation for being one of the finest coffees in the world for good reason. There are many coffee growers and roasters on the Big Island, but only a few of them produce the best-quality coffee. Greenwell Farms is one of them. They had a tasting bar similar to those you see in wineries. The coffee was so good that we both enjoyed it black; we never take it that way at home. They had a very informative walking tour, and of course we stocked up before we left.||
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Maria and Bella at the apparel shop behind the Greenwell Farms store.
Greenwell Farms is on the lower western slope of Mauna Loa, just northeast
of the town of Captain Cook.
The Greenwell Farms weigh station. The flat metal plate on the floor is the scale
where bags of freshly-picked coffee "cherries" are brought to be weighed by
various local growers.
Just-picked coffee fruit, called "cherries", on the floor of the weigh station.
These were delivered by other coffee farmers.
Coffee fruit on the tree in the Greenwell Farms display orchard.
Coffee "cherries" drying in the open sun.
Coffee beans, removed from the red skins, fermenting to dissolve away the slimy,
Coffee trees in the Greenwell Farms display orchard; the tree on the left is featured
in the close-up picture above.
This structure is at Greenwell Farms. I don't know what it is, but I thought it made
a nice picture.