Even though I am still in Shanghai China, I can enjoy a great cup of Kona Sunset coffee. It can be shipped almost anywhere in the world! 48 days and I am out of here! Going back to the island to enjoy sunsets, great coffee, riding my BMW R1200gs, beaches and more!
Beautiful sunsets! Beautiful beaches. There is a lot to see on the big island of Hawaii. Farmer Sammi and Lili (the dog) take care of everything on the farm. Contact Sammi for a tour. She will show you how coffee is grown and processed. You can even see the pineapples and many, many, many native flow
Come to the Big Island of Hawaii and experience the most fantastic sunsets!
Shipping out new coffee flavors. My favorite is Chocolate Macadamia Nut!
It has been raining a lot in Holualoa! Lots of muddy fields (and muddy dog, Lili) to deal with. But the coffee cherries are huge! It won’t be long until harvest season!!
It has been raining a lot in Kona!. The trees in the upper field are pruned and looking good. When the trees bloom it looks snow is falling. They call it “Kona Snow.”
This sure beats Shanghai!
It is time to prune the coffee trees to get ready for the growing season. Unfortunately, the chipper has a busted bearing.
This is why our coffee is called Kona Sunset Coffee! Kilauea is erupting again. the emissions make for some beautiful sunsets!
Here is the new Kona coffee! Chocolate Macadamia Nut Flavored Kona coffee. Ready to ship
This is why it is call Kona Sunset Coffee. Every clear night on the farm you see a sunset like this. That is Lili in the foreground. She is the newest member to join the farm.
The coffee beans are bigger than ever because of all the rain in Holualoa this year. Picking and processing is well underway! You can place your order for Christmas coffee anytime. Sammi will make sure it gets shipped right away.
It is a long story how we got to Hawaii. I will save that for another post.
We have been on the Big Island for a little over a year. My wife brought in our first crop this fall. Here is our coffee label!
I have been away a long time. I have been living and working in Shanghai for the last five years. Lots of changes since my last post. The wood shop is gone. We sold our home and moved to Holualoa, Hawaii. We are on the Big Island about 3 miles up the mountain from Kona. We purchased a small coffee farm and my wife is working the farm while I finish my time in Shanghai. Look for Kona Sunset Coffee this fall!
Just after Christmas, I took a job in Shanghai China. I probably won’t be doing any woodworking for a while. I will be back! (In a few years)
I spent two hours installing the caning and finishing up the coffee table tonight. The caning on the shelf was pretty straight forward and it seems to have turned out pretty nice. I think my father would approve. I hope my sister likes it.
Time to kick back, drink a scotch, and think about my father and grandfather.
The table is now back in my sister’s home.
I was able to match the stain exactly to the original finish. The picture below shows the table with the stain and one coat of urethane. I plan on a minimum of five coats of urethane. This will take me all week. I expect the canning material to show up right about the time I complete the finish.
Here is the coffee table almost ready for finish. A little more sanding and cleaning and it will be ready for staining
I found out from my mother that my father built this table when they lived in their first apartment. I was less than one year old at the time. That makes this table close to 55 years old. She went on to tell me that he built the table because they were poor and they could not afford new furniture. There is also a bookcase than my father made at the same time. My older brother may have the bookcase.
I went to the mill and purchased a 4/4 rough cut piece of walnut. $8.95 per board feet…Whew!!!!
Making a new shelf is much faster than digging out the old canning and refinishing the wood.