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  • The Kava Culture of Samoa In the central South Pacific, there is a group of islands known as Samoa, comprised of two countries, American Samoa, and the Independent State of Samoa.  It is in these islands that a unique culture surrounding

  • The medicinal and recreational drink known and loved as kava has been nurtured within a wide range of traditional cultures in the Pacific Ocean.  One of these is Micronesia, a vast archipelago of 2,100 islands covering over a thousand square

  • Religion and psychoactive substances, in the minds of most Westerners, do not belong in the same sentence.  The closest most Westerners come to making that connection is drinking a small swig of wine during the Catholic mass with a thin,

  • When you think of Hawaii, what immediately comes to mind?  Coconuts?  Palm trees?  Outsiders to Hawaii most often think of this group of islands as a tourist destination, not a rich traditional culture.  So tourists to Hawaii hole up in

  • Hawaii, like many Polynesian islands, has a long history of using kava—traditionally called “awa” by the native population. This state is home to several strains that even seasoned kava drinkers may not be aware of but are worth exploring. Hawaii

  • Americans are well acquainted with beer, but that can of Budweiser you’re drinking right now probably doesn’t have its traditional uses—or legends.  But there is an archipelago, called Tonga, in the South Pacific with a traditional drink called kava—it means

  • The traditional Polynesian drink known as kava is thought to have originated either in Papua New Guinea or the Vanuatu archipelago over three thousand years ago.  But today, many other Polynesian cultures have taken root. Now it is consumed all

  • Have you ever wondered where that shell of kava in your hand originally came from? There is one small island in the South Pacific with a unique culture that can rightfully claim kava as its own: Vanuatu.  Where Is Vanuatu? East

  • Ohana Kava Bar has been slinging delicious Kava drinks and other healthy beverages in Colorado Springs since November 2015. Opening the first Kava Bar in Colorado Springs, our chill vibe and island atmosphere have been attracting customers to our downtown