The Story Behind Kona Gold Trading Co

Aloha, Friends of Kona Gold!

We are thrilled to share the story of Kona Gold Trading Co with you—a story deeply rooted in history and guided by strong values. Join us as we embark on a fascinating journey through time, flavor, and the heart of Kona Gold.

The Kona Gold Legacy: Our Origins

Our story began in the year 2002, when our founders, driven by a shared passion and a vision for something extraordinary, established this family-owned and operated bakery.

The mission was simple—create baked goods that would not only tantalize taste buds but also leave a lasting impression on hearts. With a commitment to excellence, we set out to make a difference in the world of bakery delights.

Located off Mamalahoa Highway in the picturesque town of Kealakekua, our bakery, retail store, and tasting room have become a beloved gathering place for locals and visitors alike. As you step through our doors, you'll be greeted by the irresistible aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sight of delectable cakes meticulously crafted with love. 

We invite you to indulge in our world-renowned Macadamia Nut Rum Cakes, available in four enticing flavors sourced from various islands, alongside our award-winning 100% Kona Coffee.

Our Connection to the Kona District: A History of Coffee Cultivation

Nestled in the heart of the Kona district, our roots run deep in this fertile land. Kona is renowned for its exceptional coffee and has a history steeped in tradition. For over a century, the volcanic slopes of this region have been home to coffee farms that produce some of the world's most sought-after beans.

At Kona Gold, we are honored to be part of this rich heritage. We carefully source our beans from local farmers who share our passion for excellence, ensuring that each sip of Kona Gold coffee embodies the essence of the region's unique terroir. By cultivating deep relationships with these farmers, we not only support the local economy but also contribute to the preservation of Kona's coffee legacy.

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Our Coffee Philosophy: Honoring Kona's Rich Coffee Heritage

To honor the rich coffee heritage of Kona, we adhere to rigorous cultivation practices that celebrate sustainability, quality, and authenticity. Our dedication begins at the farm, where we work hand in hand with local farmers who employ sustainable and environmentally conscious growing methods. By prioritizing shade-grown and organic practices, we ensure the preservation of Kona's pristine ecosystem.

From the moment the coffee cherries are harvested, we oversee every step of the production process. Our expert roasters, armed with an understanding of Kona's coffee profile, skillfully roast the beans to perfection. They artfully coax out the unique flavors and aromas that make Kona Coffee so exceptional. This dedication to craftsmanship is what sets Kona Gold apart.

Keen to taste our estate grown coffees in a historic Kona coffee tasting room? Learn more here.

Beyond Coffee: Our Commitment to Sustainability and the Community

Our commitment to sustainability extends far beyond coffee cultivation. We understand the importance of preserving our planet for future generations. That's why we have implemented eco-friendly practices throughout our operations. From utilizing energy-efficient machinery to practicing responsible waste management, we strive to protect the natural beauty of Hawaii.

But our dedication to the community doesn't end there. We believe in giving back and nurturing the places we call home. Through partnerships with local organizations, we actively support initiatives that enhance the lives of our neighbors and preserve the unique cultural heritage of Hawaii. 

Whether it's educational programs, environmental conservation efforts, or community outreach, we are committed to making a positive impact every step of the way.

Come visit our family bakery & gift shop for some true Hawaiian hospitality!

Mahalo nui loa & Join Our Journey!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers and the community for their unwavering support. As we look to the future, we hope you join us on this remarkable journey of flavor, tradition, and the spirit of aloha.

Explore our tantalizing range of products, including our signature Macadamia Nut Rum Cakes and the exceptional 100% Kona Coffee. With every bite and every sip, you become part of the story we're weaving—a story of tradition, passion, and the indomitable spirit of Hawaii.

A hui hou!


1. What makes Kona Gold coffee stand out from other coffees in the market?

Firstly, it is sourced from the Kona district, renowned for its exceptional coffee cultivation. The unique microclimate, rich volcanic soil, and careful cultivation practices contribute to the flavor profile of Kona Gold coffee. Additionally, we are committed to maintaining the tradition and quality of Kona Coffee. We work closely with local farmers who share our passion for excellence, ensuring that only the finest beans are selected. 

2. How does Kona Gold Trading Co contribute to the sustainability of the coffee industry?

Sustainability is a core value of Kona Gold Trading Co. Working in partnership with local farmers, we prioritize shade-grown and organic practices, minimizing the impact on the environment and preserving the delicate ecosystem of the Kona district. In addition, we are committed to responsible waste management, energy efficiency, and reducing our ecological footprint.

3. How does Kona Gold Trading Co give back to the local community?

We actively engage in partnerships with local organizations and initiatives that aim to enhance the lives of our neighbors and preserve the cultural heritage of Hawaii. Through educational programs, environmental conservation projects, and community outreach, we only strive to make a positive impact. 

4. Can customers outside of Hawaii experience the flavors of Kona Gold Trading Co?

Absolutely! Customers can explore and purchase a wide range of our offerings, including our famous Macadamia Nut Rum Cakes and 100% Kona Coffee. With just a few clicks, customers from around the world can have these delightful treats delivered to their doorstep.