Cheryl & Alan
Purveyors of Konalicious Organic Coffee
Cheryl and Alan moved to Hawaii in 2017 to care for the coffee estate. The seed was planted with a conversation among former neighbors and the closest of friends. Cheryl had recently retired from a job in the medical field as a way to reduce stress after succeeding in her courageous battle against breast cancer and was looking for her next adventure.
BEHIND THE BEANS
Our commitment to grow the best 100% pure organic Kona coffee stems from our story - one of cancer survival and another a childhood dream.
Jill & Matt
Partners from afar
Matt spent his formative years living in Hilo and has been dreaming of coming back ever since. Jill, one of Cheryl’s closest friends, fell in love with Hawaii on her first visit twenty-five years ago. Their life plan is to live the aloha spirit in their golden years on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Cancer, Beer & an Idea
When Alan and Matt met for their semi-regular weekend lunch at the Delafield Brewhaus (WI), neither could have foreseen the cascading series of events that would follow their conversation.
Alan shared that Cheryl's early retirement had her looking for new opportunities that would offer her peace of mind and reduced stress.
Later that evening, Matt, who had occasionally searched online for properties in Hawaii, clicked on an outlying link...
...A beautiful small five-acre award winning coffee estate came up.
Given that Cheryl was blessed with a green thumb and loved gardening and that Alan could build and fix just about anything, an idea was born.
Jill agreed that partnering with Alan and Cheryl on this unique Hawaiian endeavor had significant appeal and that it was worth discussing.
We knew we were on the right path when we shared the idea with Alan and he was immediately all in!
And as they say, the rest is history…