i was asked by a friend ,"what coffee grows in hawaii"?

not being familiar with "kona" coffees , i had no answer !

upon investigation i realized my friend intended to purchase and cultivate coffee.

"not alot "  he tells me "just enough to stoke my friends out".

might anyone have any insight as to what arabica varietals flourish in Hawaii??

 

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Jeremiah,

 

The easiest to find are: Typica, Catuai (red and yellow), Caturra (red and yellow), Bourbon (red, yellow, and pink), Margogipe, Mokka, Mundo Novo, and Blue Mountain (I'm guessing it's a Typica from Jamaica).  Some of these aren't grown commercially or much at all but I could probably get them all.  There are also varieties in germplasm collections around the state as well as some new hybrids that are sprinkled about.  Some of these are attainable while others are not.

 

Note it will be some months before cherries ripen so the more unusual varieties would have to wait until then for seed.  Some growers have seedlings in stock which could possibly be sent to the mainland at anytime.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Shawn

How do you know this?

Shawn Steiman said:

Jeremiah,

 

The easiest to find are: Typica, Catuai (red and yellow), Caturra (red and yellow), Bourbon (red, yellow, and pink), Margogipe, Mokka, Mundo Novo, and Blue Mountain (I'm guessing it's a Typica from Jamaica).  Some of these aren't grown commercially or much at all but I could probably get them all.  There are also varieties in germplasm collections around the state as well as some new hybrids that are sprinkled about.  Some of these are attainable while others are not.

 

Note it will be some months before cherries ripen so the more unusual varieties would have to wait until then for seed.  Some growers have seedlings in stock which could possibly be sent to the mainland at anytime.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Shawn

Hmm, that's a tough question!  Here are some of my credentials; hopefully they help.  If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask!

 

-I've lived in Hawaii for over a decade.

-I did both my MS and PhD's in Hawaii, studying coffee science and the coffee industry here.

-I'm an active member of the Hawaii coffee industry. 

-I authored of The Hawaii Coffee Book: A Gourmet's Guide from Kona to Kauai.

 

To learn more about me, please check out my website: www.coffeaconsulting.com

 

Brew true,

Shawn

Where can I find more information about what types of coffee plants thrive in the Hawaiian islands?

Shawn Steiman said:

Hmm, that's a tough question!  Here are some of my credentials; hopefully they help.  If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask!

 

-I've lived in Hawaii for over a decade.

-I did both my MS and PhD's in Hawaii, studying coffee science and the coffee industry here.

-I'm an active member of the Hawaii coffee industry. 

-I authored of The Hawaii Coffee Book: A Gourmet's Guide from Kona to Kauai.

 

To learn more about me, please check out my website: www.coffeaconsulting.com

 

Brew true,

Shawn

Go to the where the plants are: contact farmers and the experiment stations.  The university will be able to offer you some advice, too.

illudereludere said:
Where can I find more information about what types of coffee plants thrive in the Hawaiian islands?

Shawn Steiman said:

Hmm, that's a tough question!  Here are some of my credentials; hopefully they help.  If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask!

 

-I've lived in Hawaii for over a decade.

-I did both my MS and PhD's in Hawaii, studying coffee science and the coffee industry here.

-I'm an active member of the Hawaii coffee industry. 

-I authored of The Hawaii Coffee Book: A Gourmet's Guide from Kona to Kauai.

 

To learn more about me, please check out my website: www.coffeaconsulting.com

 

Brew true,

Shawn

shawn,

thank you ,

your insight is appreciated!!

of the mentioned varieties,can any of them be obtained on the island?

would it be out of place to ask for a connection??

your bio is quite impressive,thank you for taking time to correspond.

 

Jeremiah,

 

You are most welcome!  I can definitely connect you to someone who currently has the seedlings to sell.  Please contact me outside the forum, though: steiman@coffeaconsulting.com.  I'll happily email you the information.

 

This fellow is on Oahu but the seedlings can be shipped elsewhere.  We'll find a way to help out your friend!

I just hopped in here to say "hi".  Shawn, it's great to see you here! 

 

-Jason "coffeEconsulting@_________" H.

Always a pleasure to cross paths with you, Jason!

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