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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

UFO Landing Pad Officially Opens in Hawaii!

UFO Landing Pad Officially Opens in Hawaii!

August 5th, 2014

I know what you’re all thinking—what the heck does this story have to do with kava kava? Truthfully, I may be stretching convention a bit by calling this “kava news”, but it’s such a quirky, fun story that I couldn’t resist! More to the point, guess where this new UFO landing pad has just opened? Right across the street from Uncle Robert’s Kava Bar in Kalapana on the Big Island Read More »

Cultural Uses of Pepper Plants

Cultural Uses of Pepper Plants

July 31st, 2014

Aloha everyone, and I hope this post finds you well! It’s a hot, dry midsummer in Hawaii, and as always, I’m grateful to have plenty of quenching ‘awa on hand to refresh me after a hard day of work on the farm! Long-time visitors to this blog know that besides all things kava, one of my foremost passions is reading and research; I still take every opportunity to educate myself on Read More »

Kava Ban Repealed in Germany!

Kava Ban Repealed in Germany!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 »