"Wake up to the taste and aroma of aloha"
with this fine, 100% freshly roasted Hawaiian coffee.
Message from Jimmy & Lisa Dacalio
If you wish to place an order for this fine coffee please call us or
e-mail us at orders@KauCoffee.com
or use our convenient Order
We are happy to announce a new line of coffee called, JOHN BULL COFFEE.
2014/2015 coffee production
Welcome to our coffee farm (s) Moaula Ka'u Cloud Rest and John Bull
Oasis farm. We are proud to provide to you our estate coffee. Grown
at two elevations: Jimmy provides the world with his individual style
of nurturing and growing Ka'u coffee. He hand picks, hand pulps water
washes then sun dries this Ka'u coffee of approximately 9 total acres.
This is our fifteenth season of harvesting.
2015 crop picking is weekly as the season progresses and sales for us
continue online, and locally Sunday Volcano farmers market - daily
(roadside at John Bull 49.5 mm hwy 11).
Jimmy's coffee has a taste significantly unique to his wet mill style
and fermentation. It's fifteen years since inception. The flavor is
remarkable and smooth and stated by hundreds as "the best coffee I've
Many thanks to all of you who return regularly and mahalo to new
customers; giving us the opportunity to serve you fresh Ka'u coffee
from Dacalio farms known as Moaula Ka'u Cloud Rest and John Bull
We hope our variety of roasting temperatures is suitable to your
individual pallets. Simply use our order form. I send confirmation and
Much aloha and Mahalo. Lisa Dacalio
Farming two locations, here Jimmy is with his sidekick King in the
rear heading out to survey the coffee. Lots of concerns this season
due to a new migrating berry borer. We are challenged but confident
Our New Oasis Ka'u gazebo is located at
49.5 mile marker Mamalahoa Hwy 11.
Even the boss gets to enjoy conversation sometimes at the Oasis . . . Jimmy Dacalio, local farmer, from sugarcane harvest to coffee bean production; this man never stops amazing me . . check out his fence and gate when you visit our Oasis; he's also a welder/fabricator . . great job Jimmy! (wife's comments of appreciation)
Jimmy got to take a vacation in June to San Francisco and Las Vegas; our first full-on vacation since we've been married and growing coffee.
Jimmy has a new foliar feeder/sprayer to help him spread fish emulsion to our nine acres and any other spraying needs to help with coffee production. Thanks to USDA FSA Hilo.
This is how coffee is dried after being picked after the 'red' cherry covering or skin was removed. Beans require up to 3 weeks to dry before ready to be hulled (parchment/ fingernail coating removed), then this green bean can be roasted. These drying tables are used when the coffee picking season begins in September through March, when that final bean is harvested. Our hot house has twelve drying tables and this overflow sundrying table outside at our Pahala home.
Lisa on the farm.
Despite 2014, August hurricane Iselle, our trees mainly stood tall and loaded with beans. We had over 50 trees uprooted.