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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

Is Kava Kava Addictive?

Is Kava Kava Addictive?

April 4th, 2014

Aloha, everyone, Makaira here! As the days unroll into Hawaii’s warm, wet summers, duties on the farm may beckon me away from this blog more often than I’d like… but I’ll still make time whenever I can to post on kava and all its interesting aspects! Today, I thought I’d tackle a question more than a few people have asked us at Kona Kava Farm over the years: is kava Read More »

Our Kava Starter Pack

Our Kava Starter Pack

March 12th, 2014

Dearest Kava Lovers, Makaira here once again! - I feel your frustration; it can get quite confusing quite quickly with so many Kava forms and varieties to pick from!  It's hard enough to choose a favorite variety of Kava, add some different varieties to that, and eyes can gloss over very quickly.  Well, fret not, I'm here to give you an easy starting point, and that starting point is the Kava Read More »

Kava and Other Hawaiian Crops

Kava and Other Hawaiian Crops

March 6th, 2014

I feel blessed every day to live on Hawaii: the island’s semi-tropical climate ensures there isn’t so much as a growing season as an all-year growing extravaganza for so many diverse Hawaiian crops! Many of these crops have been delicious and nutritious staples of our indigenous cuisine for centuries; I certainly can’t imagine cooking somewhere I couldn’t get fresh papaya, taro, and pineapple at all times! Now that refrigeration and Read More »

Kava Kava and Valerian Root

Kava Kava and Valerian Root

February 18th, 2014

Aloha, dear readers, and welcome to a very trendy topic in the world of kava—herbal kava combinations, that is!. For instance, our Kavalovetone Capsules blend kava kava and valerian root, lemon balm, passionflower and other time-tested relaxing herbs, and there is a growing public curiosity in these combinations and the relaxing synergy they can provide. In the interest of keeping our customers as informed as possible, I thought I’d go Read More »

2013: The Year in Kava!

2013: The Year in Kava!

January 21st, 2014

A big aloha to all of you readers out there in this new year of 2014! As we say goodbye to what was undoubtedly a tumultuous year worldwide in 2013, I thought it might be a good time to look back at some of the strides, both large and small, local and global, that my beloved kava has made in the public consciousness. What were the biggest news stories you Read More »