Our Story

Welcome to Kona Crown Coffee. Our story begins with us, Ted Darnall & Pamela Cleghorn. We met in Kona in 1988 and as a newly wed couple we dreamed of having a coffee farm on the slopes of Hualalai one day. Thirty-five years later our dream came true when we purchased an existing 42 acre coffee farm near the town of Holualoa in 2023.  

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  • "Crisply sweet, caramelly. Dark caramel, guava, narcissus, oak, orange zest in aroma and cup. Bright, balanced acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Orange zest and dark caramel are foregrounded in the finish."

  • "We are proud to be working with the Greatest Kona Coffee there is. Notes of milk chocolate, roasted nuts, and bright finish of citrus."

  • "The Kona Classic from Darnall Estate is an exquisite reinterpretation of the traditional Kona coffee, blending the Typica variety beans process through both washed and honey methods. This innovative approach has captivated blind assessors, earning it high acclaim."

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