Today, we went to Kona Joe's Coffee. The owner acquired and began the farm in 1995, and began with a unique technique to growing coffee - he uses trellises, just like in vineyards. He has patented his trellises, but his coffee trees produce approximately 33% more coffee per tree each year, and the coffee cherries get more sun, and ripen so much better than traditional growing techniques. The following picture is from the roasting plant, looking over a field of trellised coffee trees.
Coffee trees less than a month from the beginning of harvest season
Nearly ripe coffee cherries
Another view of Kona Joe's Coffee trees
More to come...