Fresh kava juice made using traditional utensils, strained using coconut bark into coconut shell before drinking.
From the dried roots and chips, it is pounded to this form before packed for consumers.
Instructions of how to prepare your drink at the back of all bags
The plant needs regular watering and mulching for growth.
Freshly harvested using traditional method so not to harm the root hairs. Kava chips come from the rhizome. (Taken at Panas, South Pentecost. Photo courtesy of Bill Chioffi)
Powdered Kava packaged in environment-friendly bags with clear labeling.
Stem nodes and color help growers identify kava variety and quality.
Healthy leaves are a sign of a healthy root produce.
Village elders and men gather here in the evenings to drink kava and discuss village affairs.
Dried Chips washed and dried, ready for export
All Kava, fresh and dried, arrive at the Port Vila domestic wharves by inter-island shipping.