Sunshower Farms

Family Owned Kona Coffee Farm and Event Venue

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Aloha! We are Kate and Doug Hickey, married couple from Chicago, proud dog parents, beer aficionados and the owners of Sunshower Farms.

We are entrepreneurs first and farmers second, so our business has a lot of different facets:

  • We grow coffee and veggies for people who care about where their food comes from and who truly want to know their farmer.
  • We own the only homebrew equipment and supply store in west Hawaii and love talking beer and wine making. Doug is a passionate homebrewer (and just beer drinker in general).
  • We also put on beautiful farm-to-table events for clients who want a sustainable, local and personal wedding or other event without a huge price tag.

In our previous lives, I (Kate) was a lawyer and Doug was a proprietary futures trader in Chicago. We moved to Hawaii in February of 2013 in search of something new (and warm) and fell in love with this farm. I do our marketing, website, coffee roasting and sales, events, the homebrew store, vegetable production and animal care. Doug is in charge of the accounting and all 8 acres of our coffee production.

When we aren’t busy working (which is not that often) you can usually find Doug eating pretzel-chos or golfing, and me collecting too many houseplants or reading – I especially love Harry Potter fan-fiction (I know it is embarrassing). We also love to play lawn games (our favorite is bocce ball) and traveling to drink great beer - we collect pint glasses from every brewery we visit!

If you’re eager to know more about us and the farm, sign up for our email list! Or better yet, come to visit us! Check out our calendar for events at the farm, or sign up to do a tour and coffee tasting. We would love to meet you! 


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