SOURCE: KonaRed Corporation

January 14, 2014 09:05 ET

KonaRed Corporation Inks Five-Year Contract for Exclusive Supply of Hawaiian Coffee Fruit From Greenwell Farms of Hawaii

KALAHEO, HI--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - KonaRed Corporation ( (OTCQB: KRED); developers of the powerful Hawaiian Coffee Fruit wellness beverage which is sold in such retailers as Whole Foods, Safeway, Kmart, Wal-mart, 7-Eleven, Longs Drugs, Walgreens, and stores throughout Hawaii and California; announced today that they have entered into a five-year agreement with Greenwell Farms, who will supply KonaRed with Hawaiian coffee fruit which will be used to produce KonaRed products including KonaRed Original, KonaRed Green Tea, On-the-Go Packets, Powders & more. Greenwell farms, a coffee farming and processing company in the heart of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, is owned and operated by Tom Greenwell, President of the Hawaii Coffee Association. The announcement was made today by KonaRed CEO, Shaun Roberts.

Hawaiian coffee fruit is the antioxidant-packed, red fruit that encases the Kona coffee bean. It is the main ingredient used in manufacturing KonaRed's line of premium functional wellness beverages and ingredients. The newly-signed agreement provides KonaRed with both an exclusive and massive supply of Hawaiian coffee fruit. Because KonaRed utilizes Hawaiian coffee fruit and because this main ingredient is a powerful, antioxidant-loaded fruit with more antioxidant capacity than blueberries, acai berries, cranberries, and pomegranates, KonaRed products are distinguished from other players in the functional beverage sector. The global market for functional beverages and foods was expected to reach more than $176 billion in 2013, according to Euromonitor.

Tom Greenwell, owner of Greenwell Farms stated, "This agreement with KonaRed Corporation will greatly benefit both parties. KonaRed will now have a huge supply of coffee fruit to manufacture their myriad of products, and Greenwell Farms will be able to sell the by-product of production of our 100% Kona coffee. We are excited to be working hand-in-hand with Shaun and the KonaRed team in Hawaii and California."

About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation is in the business of bringing the health and wellness attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to the masses. KonaRed Corporation has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary process that produces extracts and powdered Hawaiian Coffee Fruit. The company is headquartered in Kalaheo, Hawaii. Learn more about the science behind coffee fruit and follow the healthy, Hawaiian active lifestyle by visiting For additional information about the company and Investor Relations, please email

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