May 20, 2018. ‘Awa mahakea harvested and its roots were processed into frozen, fresh ground kava.

Here’s a video and photo narrative on what our recent harvest of July 9, 2016 involved.


Ta-da! Jonathan, Robert and Kana. This ‘awa mahakea was cultivated using OMRI-certified EM·1®, and EM Bokashi to provide for its overall plant health and outstanding properties of flavor, shelf-life and effectiveness.

The root ball is heavy.

The root ball is heavy.


Super clean! Nothing beats trained human eyes for ensuring that all traces of soil and/or foreign matter are removed prior to grinding and milling.


First grind 1/4

Grind at 1/4″, prepping for dehydration. Some fresh material is saved for freezing, however, the bulk is dehydrated and micronized for wholesale and export.

2nd grind - micronization via hammermill

ʻAwa nō ka ʻoi ™. Freshly milled powder after dehydration; particle size is on the order of 10 microns. Frozen fresh grind at 1/4″, background. Product processing was completed within 24 hours of harvest.

ʻAwa nō ka ʻoi ™ – the best ʻawa – involves (1) excellent soil health via regular applications of OMRI-certified EM·1®, and EM Bokashi; and (2) extreme cleanliness and immediate processing to frozen fresh ground root and/or dried powder – AKA ʻAwa maikaʻi ™.

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