Why Buy From Kalm with Kava?

We sell fresh, premium quality, certified Noble Kava. We are committed to selling only high-quality, Noble Kava products, made from kava root, sourced directly from small farmers throughout the South Pacific islands, to ensure freshness and quality.

The Kalm with Kava Story

Kalm with Kava began in 2010 with a simple mission, to create great tasting and effective Noble kava products to help people relax more naturally.
Mike Munsell, founder and owner of Kalm with Kava had been drinking kava and researching the history, cultural traditions, science and beneficial properties of the plant for over 16 years.

With Mike’s passing, his wife Tiffani has taken over the company and continued on with that mission and vision of the company. She’s brought in Morgan Smith, a kava enthusiast with over a decade in the industry, to push Kalm with Kava ahead in product development and creating connections with new farmers.

We worked with nutritionists, food scientists, and chemists using kava root and kava extract to develop innovative products like our easy to prepare Micronized Instant Kava and flavorful premium Kava Concentrates.

Our ongoing goal is to bring you premium kava products for a natural mind and body relaxation.

True Noble Kava ONLY

Dr. Vincent Lebot’s extensive research into kava revealed the important differences between Noble and Non-Noble or Tudei (Two Day) Kava varieties. While more research needs to be done, the negative effects of drinking Tudei kava such as next day tiredness and nausea made it an easy decision for us to sell and promote only Noble varieties. Regular trips to the South Pacific allow us to meet and get to know the kava farmers that share our commitment to promoting only Noble Kava.

When you look to buy kava products, you should be aware that not all online kava vendors share our commitment to selling only Noble kava. Shorter growing times combined with a wide supply but lack of local demand for Tudei, means the price of Tudei kava can be a lot cheaper than Noble. Vendors, less concerned with quality or negative effects and more focused on low prices, choose to import and sell products made with Tudei kava.

Kava Blog

The latest in news and articles from Kalm with Kava.

Awa, Ava, and Other Kava Names: Get the Scoop!
Awa, Ava, and Other Kava Names: Get the Scoop!

Kava, kava kava, kava root, kava pepper. In the United States, these are the names most commonly associated with piper methysticum, the plant known for its amazing relaxation effects when consumed. But did you know there are other kava names that are just as, if not...

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How to Plan & Host the Best Kava Party
How to Plan & Host the Best Kava Party

For centuries, kava has been the center of celebrations in the Pacific Islands with people bonding between sips of the relaxing, earthy beverage. The rest of the world has just dipped its toes into the joys of kava culture with the introduction of wholesale kava, kava...

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Pouni Ono Kava: The Perfect Drink for Socializing
Pouni Ono Kava: The Perfect Drink for Socializing

We love celebrating the unique qualities of each Pacific Island kava—they’re the reason we’re here! Today, we’re hopping over to the island of Tonga and exploring their Pouni Ono kava. This Noble kava has become a crowd favorite with the Kalm with Kava community for...

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Customer Education

Our vision is to grow a well-informed kava drinking community in the US and a safe and healthy market for our premium kava products. We are a  frequent contributor to online communities including kava forums that shares and promotes the latest information on kava, helping to educate consumers. We also seek to educate customers in our own articles on the Kalm with Kava blog.

Vanuatu Kava Stump and Roots

Direct, Locally Sourced Kava

From the outset, we committed to sourcing directly from small Pacific Island farms to ensure we secured the freshest and highest quality Noble kava.

We frequently travel to Fiji, Vanuatu, and Tonga to personally sample dozens of different premium kavas and select the best varieties available. We meet the local farmers and visually inspect the crops and processing techniques. We only select the freshest 100% Noble kava to sell in the Kalm with Kava shop. Read about our trips to Vanuatu and Fiji.

On our trips, we also look for new kava varieties to include as our Premium Reserve Kava.

Island village children smiling in a row

Giving Back

We believe in supporting kava farmers and their communities.
Purchasing direct from local farmers and avoiding large distributors helps us to ensure the quality of our kava products, and the absence of a middleman means that the farmers and villages receive more money too. Despite the growth in kava exports, many kava-growing communities in the Pacific islands are still relatively poor with both economic and infrastructure challenges. We find ways to give back to these communities.
Our fair trade and community approach means we have always worked to build both strong, business partnerships and personal friendships with our suppliers and their local villages. Our business model is based on mutual respect and understanding.

Our Customer Promise

When you buy from Kalm with Kava you are buying superior 100% Noble kava that has been quality tested from a trusted, knowledgeable, and responsible kava vendor.