Kauai Coffee Company

As the largest coffee grower in Hawaii, Kauai Coffee Company is dedicated to growing coffee with the genuine love that lies within the spirit of aloha. For this reason, Kauai Coffee Company employs a wide array of advanced sustainability practices with the goal of continuous improvement. With 3,100 acres of land serviced through 2,400 miles of drip irrigation, drone usage that allows for active mapping and crop monitoring, and trial plots dedicated to varietal research, Kauai Coffee Company is committed to employing sustainable practices in order to care for our two most important resources…our land and our people.

Statement of support

"Kauai Coffee Company fully supports the Sustainable Coffee Challenge and has taken the guiding principles to heart. We are not only putting these principles into place on our estate, but we welcome the opportunity to contribute to the world of coffee by sharing our lessons and technology." - General Manager, Fred Cowell

Producer / Co-op
Action Networks
Partner Since February 2019

Our Commitments

Kauai Coffee Company believes that strong soil is of utmost importance to sustainability; healthy soil provides coffee with a strong foundation for growth and is expected to allow for decreased synthetic fertilizer and water usage. With 8 – 10% of Kauai Coffee Company’s 3,100 acres already dependent on a combination of thermophilic compost and cover crop for soil remediation, Kauai Coffee Company vows to increase the orchard land area treated with thermophilic compost and cover crop to 30% by June of 2022.

In partnership with: Massimo Zanetti Beverage


June 16, 2020

With approximately 27.19% of our orchard land area now mowed, planted with cover crop, and/or treated with compost, we are well on our way to achieving our commitment. Based on this pace, we expect to achieve – and exceed – our commitment well ahead of our 2022 target!

January 31, 2020:

We are proud to report that, as of this update, we are nearly halfway through to achieving our commitment to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. At the time of the development of our commitment, we had between 8-10% of our 3,100 acres dependent on a combination of thermophilic compost and cover crop. We can now report that we have approximately 14.23% of our orchard land area mowed, planted with cover crop, and/or treated with compost. Although achieving our 30% commitment will be challenging, we look forward to the progress that we will continue to make as we strive to exceed our commitment by June of 2022.

Status 90% complete
Target date 2022
Countries targeted North America