We are proud and excited to announce - Team Rooster entered .. and Won Top 3! The 2016 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Contest. We were the Only Certified Organic Kona Coffee to win, amongst over 650 coffee farms in total in Kona -! I can't say how grateful we all are and of our hard efforts going into this year's Harvest :D
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With Enthusiasm, I invite you to take in a glimpse of our daily life here at Rooster Farms. Being together for over 17 years now, and living in New York much of that time, Ed and I took a huge leap and came to Big Island in mid 2014/15. While Ed is an environmental engineer with his MS from Columbia University, and myself an artist with an MFA from Bard College working often with biological and plant-based materials, we combined our passions and are seed-to-cup and Kona-coffee farmers and roasters day by day :] We took on the Oldest Certified Organic Kona coffee farm and learned everything we could from who I like to call Master Mike, Mike Craig, the former farmer. Mike retired as we moved in but his heart and hard work is clearly imbued into the farm's spirit.
Ed and I share the farm work especially during the Harvest, but it is truly he who takes on the challenge of maintaining the majority of our farm's health and happiness, while I head up our roasting - we have a beloved Sivetz fluid-bed manual air roaster, and I only roast 15-25 Lbs at time which means I roast 2-4x weekly, so our coffee is always incredibly fresh.
Combining every meticulous detail Mike taught us, with Ed's updated and innovative agricultural methods & research, and using proprietary technology Ed created to give the plants the nutrients they need, Rooster Farms thrives each day and is excited to announce a record Harvest of over 50% more production again this 2018, than the best in its past 35 years, and its first win ever this 2016, for the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival's Cupping Contest!
We are in the Top 20 for the Commercial Division in the entire State of Hawai'i for the 2017 HCA Cupping Contest!
Why organic? Why ask why! Why -shouldn’t- we know what we put into our bodies and what effects any harmful foods or products may have in the short and long term, let alone on our one earth?.
We harvest, process and maintain our coffee under the strictest standards and monitor each step of the way quite literally with our own eyes and hands :]Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about any facet of our process and please, if you ever find yourself in the Kona area, please email or call for a tour!
We are now offering farm tours at Rooster Farms! Tours are free :]
Here's what to expect! :
- Includes a history and intro to our farm, a grateful history of Master Mike! the former farmer, intro to Kona Coffee, a peek into our roasting machine :]
- Coffee available for sale
- A walkthrough of the grounds; just over 6 Acres
- The entirety of tasting, info session + walking can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour - it's really up to you. :]
Timing Benchmarks for Planning Your Trip:
— From Waikoloa, ~1hour and 15min.
— From Hilo, ~2.5 hours
— From Volcano, ~1.5 hours
— From Kona Airport, ~50min - 1hour
— From Sheraton Kamehameha, ~45min.
— From Kailua-Kona/Kona Town, ~40min.
— From Sheraton Kona, 35-40min.
— From Honaunau/Captain Cook, ~20min.
^^^ --- No Time for a Tour!? Please call or text for directions -- you can stop in just to pick up some coffee to bring home for yourself or for gifts! --- ^^^
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^^ Coffee from our farm is 100% Kona, USDA Certified Organic, and Picked, Processed and Roasted in house by.. Us! ^^
^ THANK YOU for being a fan of the Rooster Roast! :D ----Tara, Ed, and the Farm-y Guardian Dog -> Tiamat :] ^
Please check back very soon for Brewing Kits, Gift Sets, and a tasty choice of the many brewing methods that are taking the coffee world by storm! There is no Right Way to brew -- only what tastes best for you, perhaps even just for the moment! [ We alternate occasionally but are especially fans of the Pour Over method and Turkish Style coffee, depending on the taste-mood of the day ]
1- For a very rich taste; can make a single cup or a carafe. Works well with a few types of grinds, depending on your taste
2- Retains the naturally occurring oils for a smooth and rich brew; Some say it is smoother than most other methods.
3- Not for the faint of tongue; a powder-fine grind is boiled in directly, becoming the best part at the end of the cup. Add cardamom for more flavor
4- There is much debate to get the 'right' cold brew; we like to keep it simple and leave the brew in the refrigerator overnight for 8 hours or more.
5- According to some passionate coffee-lovers, this might be the ultimate coffee brew. Your taste buds will tell you whether or not it is for you!
6- One of the earliest and still one the very tastiest methods to get a simple espresso or coffee brew. A very rich and smooth cup results.