Grown on the volcanic slopes of Hualalai in Kona, Hawaii, these award-winning beans are handpicked, sun-dried, and roasted to perfection. The soil on the mountainside is very rocky and in places the coffee trees grow right out of the rocks. Coffee trees have a tap root that get down to the water and feeder roots that lie on top just under the top layer of soil. The feeder roots spread out very far under each tree. In Kona, there are no pests that are a particular problem for coffee, so there is no bug spraying! The natural cloud cover and afternoon tropical rains provide a special climate, and the altitude is at 1800 feet which is perfect for arabica typical plants. Sunbean Coffee takes special care to each harvest. The cherry is quickly pulped and the beans are wet processed carefully in food grade tanks; and then dried completely in the sun; and then aged in a climate controlled room. Before roasting they are hulled, sized, and sorted. Since the coffee is not imported, there is absolutely no fumigation.