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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 some bad press about Kava Kava by individuals and companies who we are sure are acting with the best of intent, but ,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

UK Tightens Its Kava Ban

UK Tightens Its Kava Ban

Dear readers, as most of you know, I have a vested interest in keeping informed of changes in kava’s worldwide legal status. Kava is my and my family’s livelihood, and it behooves us to know which countries have no problem with importing kava and which ones will stop it at the border. However, a recent upset in the United Kingdom’s laws surrounding kava has left many vendors (as well as Read More »
Kava Clubs Preserving Tongan Culture!

Kava Clubs Preserving Tongan Culture!

Aloha, dear readers, and welcome to what I hope will be another wonderful year of kava-related stories! I’ve gushed many times about the power of kava to strengthen community and family bonds and make strangers into friends over the kava bowl. Recently, my belief in the power of kava was directly vindicated by a study from the Auckland University of Technology which demonstrated that faikava (“kava clubs” in Tongan) have Read More »
Kava and Prescription Medication

Kava and Prescription Medication

Aloha, friends! It seems as though we get this question often and although we mention it in the Kona Kava Farm FAQ, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about here as well. Here are a few different versions of the same question, all basically asking the same thing: "I am on a prescription drug to treat my anxiety. I've read that kava is a natural way to treat Read More »
Why We Use Only the Roots

Why We Use Only the Roots

Questions seem to come in waves here at Kona Kava Farm.  The current question we're getting asked a lot (again) is whether or not we use only Kava roots in our products.  This is perhaps the easiest answer for us to provide, and it's an answer that will cover any reputable Kava manufacturer:  Any company who adheres to GMP manufacturing standards (as Kona Kava Farm, KavaDotCom and KV Naturals, Inc. Read More »
No Effects From My Kava!

No Effects From My Kava!

Dear Makaira, I tried all of the Kava products I ordered and didn't feel a single thing from anything of them.  Please advise! Sincerely, Concerned Customer ~~~~~~~~~~ As always, we're sorry to hear that a Kava product didn’t live up to a customer's expectations.  Every Kava product we offer is proudly manufactured under strict FDA-compliant conditions in a G.M.P. manufacturing facility.  That means our Kava products not only adhere to a basic minimum of quality, Read More »