Mmmmm Fresh Coffee Beans

Robin asked me to share my coffee tree photos. I am afraid this will be a disappointment.  I didn’t photograph the whole tree, only the beans.

Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans

Our neighbor lady hails from Kona, Hawaii, which is on Hawaii Island (otherwise known as The Big Island, to keep from confusing mainland folks). One of the things Kona is known for is its coffee beans.   When she moved here (to Oahu island) many years ago our neighbor brought coffee seeds with her and planted a Kona Coffee tree in her front yard.  The other day she and our neighbor across the street were out harvesting the ripe red berries, so I went to see.  (Can you say, “nosy neighbor”?)

Now, technically, since the coffee tree is on Oahu, it can’t be called Kona coffee.  And, since the weather conditions here are very different from the weather conditions in Kona, chances are good the roasted and ground coffee beans don’t taste exactly the same.  However, if you’ve priced coffee lately and you like drinking the stuff, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind having a coffee tree in your yard.

Hawaii is the largest island.
Oahu is the most populated island.