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Exactly four years ago, we left everything behind and moved to a coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. We'd never farmed, processed or roasted coffee before (nor seen a coffee tree); we'd been to the Big Island just once to see the property; and the only Hawaiian coffee we'd tasted was from the farm, and it was horrible.
Right away, we set out to learn as much as we could in the few ways we knew: through diligent experimentation, implementing skill-building routines, recognizing the value in making mistakes (oh, so many mistakes!) and doing everything ourselves. (Actually, that last one was so we could save some cash!)
In four years, there hasn't been a day when we haven't learned something new. But one thing we understood early on was that we couldn't do anything without the support of people who were as excited about our coffee - and vision - as us. We couldn't be here without YOU.
It's because of you that we've been able to prove the value in small farm, artisan Hawaiian coffees. It's because of you that we've been able to give back to our community (and have received a Senate Certificate from it). And it's because of your interests in specialty coffee that we've successfully moved away from the common approach to Hawaiian coffee: over-roasted, flavored, and blended.
Many of you have grown with us, and we hope we can continue to evolve and expand together. We'd like to take many of the hard-working, coffee-loving farmers in Hawaii with us!
To celebrate our fourth year farming & roasting coffee, and the first anniversary of Big Island Coffee Roasters, we're giving everybody free shipping + a $10 gift certificate + a free gift on all orders placed on our anniversary date: Sunday, September 7th. Mark your calendars!
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