People who haven’t spent much time in Hawaii might have a hard time understanding the beauty of a Hawaiian winter. To them, Hawaii might seem to be “the same” year round. This is far from true. With the onset of late fall and winter comes crisp skies, big surf, whales, cooler nights, and the excitement of the holiday season.
For me, the “season” actually starts in October with the IronMan triathlon. This kind of gets the momentum going, so to speak. Next is Halloween and by then the farm is in full picking/processing mode. The beginning of November brings the famous Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, with a week full of fun. Thanksgiving follows… a time to show our gratitude with family and friends.
Now, the fun really begins, the countdown to Christmas! This is where we are now! In retail this is a crazy, fast, yet exciting time of year. We at Kona Mountain Coffee are busy roasting coffee, making chocolate, and shipping out packages!
However, through all the frenzy, it is important to remember to stop and notice the beauty that this season brings. I guess you could consider this post a reminder to take a moment each day to check out the waves, watch the sunset, take a nice walk breathing in the cooler air, and just be grateful. Aloha.