The District of Ka'u located on the Big Island of Hawaii is the Southern most point in the United States. The District covers over 922 square miles of sacred land including 80 miles of rough coastline on the South Eastern shore of the island. Famous for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and Papkolea Green Sand Beach. East of Ka'u is the Puna District and to the West is South Kona District. Coffee was cultivated in Ka'u in the late 1800s. However, competition for both land and labor from the sugar cane industry led to the demise of most coffee production in Ka'u. Sugar cane was a large crop until 1996. Coffee is a relatively new emerging industry in the Ka'u district producing world class, award winning gourmet coffee.