| Kuaiwi farm is a wonderful example of an intact piece of the
pre-contact Kona field system. The kuaiwi are low rock mounds,
which separate the kihapai, or growing fields. These are still
easily identifiable on our farm. The last ali'i to own this land
was Keohokalole, the mother of King David Kalakaua. After the
mahele, it was owned by the Rev. John D. Paris, who then sold it
to H.N. Greenwell. The Greenwell family leased the land to Mr.
Kunitaro Motomura who hand cleared the land and planted the coffee
trees circa 1900.