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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

Mobile-Friendly Newsletters

Mobile-Friendly Newsletters

This isn't exactly Kava News, but we wanted to let you know that Kona Kava Farm is working hard to become fully mobile-friendly. We know our website has looked outdated for quite some time, but so many customers tell us that they like ho simple and secure the website is, so we've kept it as it is. We don't have logins, and we try to keep the entire ordering process as Read More »
Kava Root Powder

Kava Root Powder

Amazingly enough, as I looked through our informative blog articles (close to 200 of them!), I was very surprised to see that I have missed a number of simple topics regarding Kava Kava root.  One of those glaring omissions is an article on Kava root powder!  Kava root powder is and will probably always be our Top Selling product here at Kona Kava Farm. We offer several cultivars of Kava root in Read More »
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 »