Don Francisco de Paula y Marin recorded in his journal dated January 21, 1813, that he had planted coffee seedlings on the island of Oʻahu. Not much is known of the fate of those plants, but this date was the first evidence of coffee being introduced to the Hawaiian Islands. What has followed from those early introductions is a rich history of delicious roasted goodness.
From the Big Island of Hawaii to the Garden Isle of Kauai, coffee has been and is cultivated with passion and dedication by hundreds of farmers.
In 2013 there were events and celebrations that commemorated this milestone - The 200th Anniversary of Coffee Cultivation in Hawaii! We're on our way to making our next hundred years as delicious and smooth as the last 200.