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Greenwell Farms scores People’s Choice at ‘Cream of the Crop’


Greenwell Farms was named the People’s Choice winner in the open division at the Cream of the Crop coffee tasting competition July 24 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Greenwell Farms also took the silver in the Chef’s Choice competition.

The yearly event is sponsored by Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and the Kona Coffee Council.

“I’m very pleased that our coffee placed first and second once again at this prestigious event. This is a direct result of Greenwell Farms and their employees commitment to excellence,” said Tom Greenwell, general manager of Greenwell Farms.

The Kona Coffee Council annual event presents a unique opportunity featuring desserts, Kona coffee, local island artists, native plants and live roasting and French press brewing demonstrations. The coffee tasting competitions feature three categories: Kona Estate Coffee, Kona Certified Organic and Kona Coffee, open division. All deserts feature 100% Kona coffee.

Greenwell Farms legacy began in 1850 when Henry Nicholas Greenwell left England and first set foot on the fertile soil of rural Kona. Henry spent the next 40 years farming, ranching and perfecting his Kona coffee, soon exporting it to Europe and the Americas.

In 1873, the President of the Kaiser’s Exposition awarded the Greenwell’s a “Recognition Diploma” for their Kona coffee at the World’s Fair in Vienna, Austria.

Today, Greenwell Farms is managed by fourth generation Tom Greenwell. Greenwell Farms grows its own coffee, and operates its processing and visitor attractions on just under 100 acres of the most productive land in the Kona District. The company purchases coffee cherry from more than 400 farmers from the Kona region.

The Kona Coffee Council has not yet reported the full results.

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