UCC is one of the largest coffee companies in Japan
Since its founding in 1933 in Kobe, Japan, UCC (Ueshima Coffee Company) has been one of the largest Japanese coffee companies, developing various coffee-related businesses. UCC is engaged in all aspects involving coffee, ranging from producing to selling coffee, to cultural activities.
Coffee Farm with breathtaking views of the ocean and Town of Kona
“UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate” was established in 1989 as a fully managed farm by Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC). The estate, which boasts over 18,000 coffee trees on approximately 40 acres of land, is located 1509 feet above sea level at the foot of Mt. Hualalai on the Big Island, Hawaii about 30 min drive from the Kona International Airport.
Developing a coffee farm in Kona was not an easy task. In Kona, the terrain was originally covered with lava with the soil underneath. We crushed the lava and mixed it with the rich volcanic soil to create a fast-draining and fertile soil that coffee trees thrive-on. In addition, there had not been sufficient irrigation works done when the farm opened, causing the soil to flow out from time to time. While emphasizing on environmental friendliness, improvement works were implemented for the farm to be equipped with modern irrigation systems. The farm was honored “The Best Farm in Big Island’s West District” by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1993.
Unique Gifts from Big Island Available at Our Store
UCC Hawaii Coffee Estate store offers an array of great gift items including our fresh roasted 100% Kona Coffee and original chocolate snacks, as well as original bags using coffee harvest burlap bags. Freshest Kona coffee roasted daily at our Estate’s factory is available at our store.