Tiare Lani Coffee is owned and operated
by George Yasuda, Kona’s top agricultural consultant. Growing up
on the family farm, George’s earliest memory is waking up in a coffee
fermentation tank and getting fished out by his older brother and
“I had fallen asleep and fell in,” says George,
remembering how they were up at pre-dawn hours to wash the coffee
Today, George remains steeped in Kona Coffee.
He’s designed and developed numerous coffee farms, including his
own 53-acre showcase orchards with trademark native Hawaiian Rainforest
trees left untouched by bulldozers.
George’s first love is plants. A former University
of Hawaii coffee researcher, he is dedicated to maintaining the
beauty of the earth, growing healthy, best-variety coffee orchards
and processing an altogether great Kona taste.
Perhaps that early plunge was a sign of things
to come, since, still today, George puts his “whole self” into coffee.