Greenwell Farms

Kona, Hawaii

Greenwell Farms

Kona, Hawaii

From Seed to Cup 

“The best part of my day is waking up to a fresh cup of Kona coffee,” said Tom Greenwell, co-owner of Greenwell Farms. 

And his cup of coffee is about as fresh as it gets. Greenwell Farms is in Kona, Hawaii, and Tom starts the day sipping his own premium product. 

Greenwell Farms started in 1985 when Tom’s dad, a rancher, decided to become a coffee farmer. After his father passed away, Tom took over the operation and grew the company to become one of the largest farming and coffee operations in Kona, a region that produces some of the most expensive coffee in the world. 

“It all starts in the ground,” Tom said. “We are a seed to cup organization. It’s a family affair; my sister is co-owner, and my wife and brother-in-law are involved in the business. Having a successful family business on land that has been handed down in our family since 1850 is very special to me.” 

Steadfast Support 

Farm Credit has been there for Greenwell Farms from the beginning. 

“We’ve been with Farm Credit since the 1990s,” Tom said. “Our American AgCredit relationship manager is great. He’s helped us with loans for processing plants and warehouses, plus lines of credit to pay the farmers, which is critical. Quality labor is at a premium here on the island.” 

This article was originally published by American AgCredit.