Kona Earth - Our Story
Kona Earth is a family-owned and operated coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. Located on the tropical slopes of the Hualalai volcano, the high mountain “mauka” climate allows our coffee trees to grow lush. The coffee ripens slowly which allows the beans to reach remarkable size and quality.
Our authentic, single estate 100% Kona coffee is hand-picked and small-batch roasted for rich flavor and incredible freshness. We take great care in nurturing the trees and tending to every phase of the process, from picking the cherry to roasting the green, then farm direct shipping the freshest coffee right to your doorstep.
A Farming Family
Steve and Joanie Wynn traded a thirty-year career in video production to take the reigns at Kona Earth. They moved to the Big Island from the San Francisco Bay Area where they ran an Emmy award-winning production company. Ready for a fresh challenge and new adventure, they are thrilled to make Kona Earth their new life’s work. And when their son Ryan isn’t in school, he’ll be helping Mom and Dad along the way. Last but not least is “Tickle” their Covid rescue pup who loves running behind the tractor and exploring his new dog park.
Seem strange for a production team to chuck it all for coffee farming? Well, yes and no.
Steve’s family owned a vineyard in Sonoma and, as a young man, he loved working the fields and learning about farming. As much as he loves shooting video and editing, he relishes this opportunity to work the farm and get his hands dirty. Joanie translates her producing experience to the farm. After all, it is called coffee production. She coordinates all of the moving parts that go into making a farm business successful, from supply chain management to sales and marketing. She also helps out in the field and Steve sometimes even lets her drive his John Deere 4720.
The Wynns are excited to share their delicious, gourmet coffee with coffee lovers everywhere.