Posts Categorized: Island Fruits and Nuts

Holualoa Inn Kona Coffee :: Unique Hawaiian Getaway

Holualoa Inn Kona Coffee

Here at Holualoa Inn, we grow, serve and sell our own 100% estate Kona coffee which is rich, smooth, low in acid and delicious. Located on the western slope of Hualalai volcano at 1,300 – 1,400 feet above sea level, the rich volcanic soil, seasonal rainfall and afternoon cloud cover provide the ideal growing environment Read More »

Macadamia – The Queen of Nuts

What looks like a small lime when on the tree, a kukui nut on the ground and requires a special nutcracker applying 300 lbs. of pressure per inch to open? You guessed it, the Macadamia Nut!  Native to the rainforests of Australia, Aborigines revered this Queen of all nuts, often reserving them for ceremonial offerings. Read More »

Kava Beverage in Hawaii

Consumed for centuries by Polynesians and Hawaiians, Kava (or awa) is a soothing beverage made from the root of the kava plant. Touted for its medicinal qualities, kava is said to alleviate anxiety while promoting a heightened sense of well-being and mental clarity. Here in Kona, there are several places where you can try kava. Read More »

Green Coconuts in Hawaii

It’s a popular health-food drink that’s taking the mainland by storm, but here in Hawai‘i, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a bottle of coconut water. You can get it right off the tree! High in potassium and antioxidants, coconut water is an extremely hydrating beverage brimming with electrolytes. No Read More »

Fruits and Produce of the Big Island

When you think of Hawaiian fruits and produce, popular favorites like pineapple, papaya, mango, guava and bananas come to mind. But did you know that the Big Island is a cornucopia of many other edible delights — everything from avocado, tomatoes, mushrooms and mountain apples, to starfruit, figs, oranges, lemons and more? Avocados grow at Read More »

Kona Coffee Festival

Coffee cupping competition Here in Kona coffee country, the annual Kona Coffee Festival has been in full swing all week, featuring events, workshops, tours, competitions, and even a parade, to celebrate all things coffee. And at today’s prestigious cupping competition, our own Brazen Hazen coffee was among the select finalists for the coveted award and Read More »

Support 100-Percent Kona Coffee

Kona coffee is considered one of the premier coffees in the world. The unique growing conditions of the Kona coffee belt — located on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa —make for an ideal growing region that spans just 30 miles in length and one mile mauka/makai. There are 700-plus coffee farms in the Read More »

It’s Mango Season in Hawai‘i!

Whether served frozen like ice cream, baked in cobbler or enjoyed fresh off the tree, mangoes are a delicious and nutritious treat like no other. Here in Hawai‘i, mango season is in full swing during the summer months, so what better time to celebrate all things mango than to attend a festival devoted solely to Read More »