“Hi Shakas, that is the key, to have a cycle that can keep up with the
demand, I am still planting and making the cycle even better. I am
planning on expanding the acreage I have in kava, soon I will have a
full 50 acres with kava.”
– Chris Allan, on the Kava Forums, April 1, 2014
“YOu asked for it and I am working on it right now, I have the largest
Kava farm in Hawaii with over 120 acres now planted with kava and it is
-Chris Allan, on the Kava Forums, December 23, 2014
“I have about 120 acres of Kava.”
“I have 600 acres of mature Kava and 400 acres of young Kava. I have several thousands of acres I am yet to plant so more is coming.”
– Chris Allan, on Reddit r/Kava, November 2016
“I talked to my lawyer, and he says this guy is toast.” Meaning Kavasseur, as “this guy,” for pointing out inconsistent claims.
– Chris Allan, on the Kava Forums, July 2017
**NOTICE** This will be the last blog entry I make that has anything to do with Gourmet Hawaiian Kava, True Kava, or the Kava Forums. I have presented my case and will leave it to everyone to decide where they stand. Thanks for listening! New reviews coming soon.
This went on a bit longer than intended, but I needed to respond to some important issues going on in the Kava community.
I didn’t respond to one issue here that I think is important to mention. Gourmet Hawaiian Kava has asserted that they will not show their Kava farm to anyone because they are afraid of theft. They have had visitors come and go without seeing their Kava farm. There are many Kava farms in Hawaii that allow visitors to come and see their Kava, and even allow people to come as interns and learn how to grow Kava with them. This whole idea that if Gourmet Hawaiian Kava shows a picture of their farm there is going to be some mob of thieves is completely ludicrous (and deeply suspicious).
I am a farmer, and I understand crop theft. But by taking a picture of your farm or giving someone a tour, you are not increasing the odds of crop theft. Nobody is asking for the geographical coordinates of your farm. In fact, my impression is that most people who have visited went as friends who are simply interested in seeing the farm. I have never heard one eye-witness report of this Garden of Eden Kava farm that Gourmet Hawaiian Kava claims to have. Again, the burden of proof is not on me. I grow cocoa – a highly valuable crop – and I would be glad to give anyone a tour of my farm should they ever visit me in Ghana.
*By the way, the claim was 19% Kavalactones by dry weight, not 22%. But still more than 12% off of TK’s tests: