Musician/Coffee Farmer

2nd Annual KCFA Benefit Dinner & Auction

Auction Items November 16, 2008 2nd Annual KCFA Benefit Dinner and Auctio Activities   Pacific Island Fitness – Three –   1 month gift certificate Jack’s Diving Locker – certificate – pool intro or refresher scuba dive Fair Winds – Afternoon snorkel and snack cruise for two Captain Zodiac – 4 hour raft and snorkel adventure for…

Resolution Calling for the Immediate Suspension of Green Coffee Imports Into Hawai’i

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Resolution OF October 19, 2010 RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF GREEN COFFEE IMPORTS INTO HAWAII 1—WHEREAS, one of the critical duties of the HDOA and its Plant Quarantine and Plant Pest Control Branches is to prevent introduction and spread of pests and diseases harmful to Hawaii agriculture; 2—WHEREAS, in…

Kona Coffee as a Tourist Draw

Many tourists come to the island of Hawaii because they are drawn to Agriculture Tourism and Kona Coffee. The annual Kona Coffee Festival is the oldest Food Festival in Hawaii and is held annually during early November.  For more information, go to http://konacoffeefest.com/ A  County of Hawaii sponsored Kona Coffee driving map  and coffee farm…

Kona Coffee Farmer Costs

The Kona Coffee farmer farms under the US Department of Agriculture regulations, paying employees a fair wage, adhering to all the rules & regulations. The Kona Coffee farmer is an independent farmer, paying taxes, health insurance, property insurance etc Land is expensive in Hawaii Fuel and fertilizer etc. must be shipped long distances to get…

“KONA” name

Only coffee grown in the North and South districts of Kona may use the geographic designation of Kona. The KCFA feels that the use of the word “Kona” in a 10% Kona Blend (90% of which is non-Kona) is abusive.  There are no Federal regulations protecting Kona Coffee.  Anyone outside of Hawaii can use the…