On the Big Island, fire burned hundreds of coffee trees for farmers in need of every bean to fulfill a growing demand.
"It's just like our coffees are our children," said Lorie Obra.
She and William Tabios manage coffee farms near the Pear Tree Orchard in Ka'u where fire turned coffee trees into skeletons.
"How long do you have to wait?" asked KITV reporter Lara Yamada.
"Another three years," said Tabios.
Obra and her husband had planned to move to Hawaii to retire, but fell in love with those red berries and rich results. So, this hurts.
"You know, it's a family. We put in so much care, and you see the devastation that happened it's disheartening," she said.
Before the fire reached the coffee farms, it blazed through the eucalyptus trees.
Cattle also used to roam through the area. Now the fences are gone, and so are the cattle.
"Farmers, ranchers, macadamia, orchards, it went across the whole spectrum of agriculture in Ka'u," said John Cross of the Ka'u Coffee Mill and Edmund C. Olson Trust.