Kava Fresh Juice

Fresh kava juice made using traditional utensils, strained using coconut bark  into coconut shell before drinking.

Kava powder

From the dried roots and chips, it is pounded to this form before packed for consumers.

Kava root

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)

Kava Stems

Stem nodes and color help growers identify kava variety and quality.


Village elders and men gather here in the evenings to drink kava and discuss village affairs.