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About the Farm

Kona Kava Farm is nestled on the fertile volcanic slopes of Kona’s Hualalai Mountain where climatic conditions and micronutrient-rich soil are famous for producing Hawaii’s most sought-after coffee.

Kava Safety

There has been so much bad press about Kava Kava by unscrupulous individuals and companies, that we felt it was important to devote an entire page of our blog to this important topic.

Who Is Makaira?

Aloha! I’m Makaira, who used to be part-owner of Kona Kava Farm, where the best (I think!) kava in the world was grown. My family comes from a long line of ‘awa growers. Many people ask if the woman on

Recent Kava Articles

Kava Ban Repealed in Germany!

Kava Ban Repealed in Germany!

June 25th, 2014

Aloha, dear readers! It is with a joyously singing heart that I write to you all today with news that the ban on kava kava in Germany has officially been lifted by the country’s highest administrative court! In a story that appeared in Islands Business on June 12th, 2014, it seems that the German Federal Administrative Court has finally recognized that kava kava is a very safe medicine when used Read More »

The Golden Glow of Our Kava

The Golden Glow of Our Kava

June 24th, 2014

Sadly, it's come to my attention that there have been some disparaging remarks regarding our prized Mahakea Kava in one or two places on the internet.  Apparently, there's a colormetric test that Vince Lebot developed in order to identify different cultivars of Kava.  With his test, the theory goes like this: If a Kava causes a color change in solution to a golden yellow hue, then the Kava is a Read More »

Kava Culture Sprouting into the Music Scene

Kava Culture Sprouting into the Music Scene

June 7th, 2014

While this fun bit of information I'm about to share with you isn't necessarily directly related to kava kava and all of its wonders - it is about Kava culture and culturally speaking anything related to Kava in some way is definitely worth sharing! And Kava culture is expanding its horizons it seems, as it dabbles its loving fingers into the mainstream music scene. Anyone who has indulged in Kava culture Read More »

Yummy Recipes with Our Organic Maca Root!

Yummy Recipes with Our Organic Maca Root!

June 5th, 2014

Aloha, dear readers, and I hope this article finds you brimming with energy to face everything the summer will bring! Of course, even as the days get longer and warmer, I know not all of us feel as vigorous as we’d like; the stress of managing our daily affairs and busy schedules can leave even the most enthusiastic people in need of a pick-me-up! That’s why I thought it might Read More »

Mahakea Kava: The Happy Kava

Mahakea Kava: The Happy Kava

June 1st, 2014

It's been a long time, but several years of patience as we moved and then replanted our cultivar of kava that made Kona Kava Farm a sought after brand of Kava is back in stock; our Mahakea Kava with a 4-2-6 chemotype and lateral-only root stock in our Mahakea Powdered Kava products!  Known as the "Happy Kava" because of the kavalactone lineup of 4-2-6 (high in kavain), there is maximum Read More »