December 1st, 2019, Captain Kona has acquired Langenstein Farms, to
continue the tradition of growing, processing, roasting and selling our Gourmet
Kona Coffee to coffee fans all over the world! www.captainkona.com
At Langenstein Farms, we believe in the best coffee. We produce only 100% Kona Coffee, no blends. Every bean has been hand-picked, dried in the sun, then air-roasted and hand-packed to perfection.
From Hand Picking
Coffee ripens in “rounds” which means we have to pick only the red, ripe beans and leave behind the green beans not mature yet, to be picked later. This has to be done without breaking branches, ripping off leaves and yet trying to get as much volume at a time. It is a time consuming but enjoyable process with music playing and lots of conversation between pickers.
The coffee is separated into size and weight density before it is brought to the roast room. Immediately after roasting, we bag the coffee into our quality coffee bags and allow the coffee to off gas in the bag. This is the reason for the valve on the bag, allowing excess off gas to escape so the bag will not explode. Not only is the off gas very aromatic but it is carbon dioxide which slows the process of deterioration of the freshness. Roasted coffee is done daily and shipped during the off gas process, giving you fresh coffee when you order.
John Langenstein has been growing and roasting coffee since 1976. When he’s not making coffee, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
His favorite brew: