Makapueo Farm is a third-generation coffee-farm Kona’s Coffee Belt. The farm is fully family-owned and operated, producing around 130 tonnes of coffee per year. The farm is managed by Kaipo Sheen who moved back to Hawaii in 2005 to work on his mother’s farm that at the time was only 8 acres. His vision was to expand production on the farm whilst providing support to the local community in the form of a cooperative dedicated to teaching good-farming practices to local farmers, including innovative farming techniques and quality control. Maka in Hawaiian means eye and Pueo means Owl which togeth-er can be translated as “the one who sees all”. In 2014 Makapueo Farms was presented the “Farmer of the year” award from the US Department of Agriculture for excellent work with soil, water and energy efficient management.