Produces Winning Coffee
by Les Drent
Rebekah Lee with two
of Heavenly Hawaiian farmís miniature donkeys.
In 1994, Kraig A. Lee and his father-in-law Rae F.
Young ventured together to start Heavenly Hawaiian Farm
on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai above KailukKona, Hawaii.
With their trust firmly planted in the Lord, Kraig &
Rae went right to work building the familys two
homes, barn, wet mill and stock nursery.
After Heavenly Hawaiian Farm was well into production,
Kraig perfected the art of grafting coffee trees resistant
to the Kona Nematode. In its first year
of production this unique orchard, The Other Farm, won
1st Place in the 2000 Cup for the Millenium
Kona Coffee Cupping Contest. In its second year, 2001,
The Other Farm entry garnered Honorable Mention.
Kraig up to his neck
in coffee and loving it!
Rae and his wife Sandy invested in a small herd of
registered Miniature Donkeys. Besides companions for
Kraig and Sheryls daughters, Rebekah & Sarah,
these mascots of the Kona coffee-farming
scenario add their typical song to the atmosphere.
Since the beginning of Kona coffee it has never been
enough to farm coffee for a living so Kraig and Rae
are also co-owners of RE/MAX Brokers of Kailua-Kona,
HI and have a seasoned understanding of farms and properties
in the Kona area. Whether you want to buy or sell Kona
property, put their expertise to work for you. You can
reach them at (800) 756-0210.
Kraig grafting liberian
coffee root stock onto a Kona coffee seedling.
Visitors are welcome to visit Heavenly Hawaiian Farm
and appointments for personal tours can be set up by
calling 808-322-7720. You can also visit their web site
at www.heavenlyhawaiian.com to purchase or learn more
about their award winning 100% Kona coffee.
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