Disclaimer: Big Island Coffee Roasters is known to ruin all other coffee experiences.
“We’ve heard it so many times,” laughs co-founder Brandon von Damitz. “People tell us ‘Now that we’ve had your coffee, we can’t drink the coffee we used to.’”
Kawika’s holistic approach begins with caring for the bees, which he raises using organic methods at his farm on Hawaiʻi Island. Depending on the season, he’ll take his operation on the road, delivering hives to spots where particular flowers are in bloom.
Local value-added products can contribute to a promising future for diversified agriculture. Mana Up brands have foundations rooted in quality Hawaiʻi-grown ingredients and each founder has a strong commitment to the islands that fosters their success.