CBB Prevention Tip you can do today!

CBB/Broca Prevention Update*** Primary TIP- to do asap! Go and pick all of your mature green beans, old cherry and raisins off your coffee trees right now. There aren’t many beans. Think you are wasting your time? Check out the opposite of the stem end (or the belly button end), and see if you can see a…

Coffee Bean Borer Q&A

Questions that have been answered by Kona Coffee Farmers Association CBB expert researcher- Suzanne Shriner. (Thank you Suzanne!) 10/03/11 Question: I heard that if the beetle is already in the center bean the fungi can’t get to it. The best time to spray is when the beetle is flying around. Answer by Suzanne Shriner: Last…

Observations from Coffee Talk 8/3/2011

updated 10.03.11 CBB Observations 1. Multiple Applications of Botanigard/Mycotrol are required for control. 2. Fungus Works! 3. One ounce Fungus in 4 gallons of H20 may be sufficient. 4. Don’t put infested cherry in white plastic bags. Is not effective. USE heavy duty black garbage bags that should be tied securely and then left in…

Hawaii Coffee Company – CBB

10/02/11 From a friend, this is what Hawaii Coffee Company is doing at the treehouse in Capt. Cook Listed cherry price is $1.10 If you have 0%-6%  cbb, he will give you an extra $0.15 per pound If you have 7%-20% cbb, he will pay flat $1.10 If you have >20% cbb, he will dock…

KCFA vs. Safeway Class Action Suit

Latest regarding the Safeway Kona Select Brand Kona coffee dispute prompts class-action lawsuit September 15, 2011 – 10:08pm By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | The Associated Press “HONOLULU — A spat involving Safeway and Hawaii coffee growers is still brewing, even after the supermarket giant agreed to change labeling on its Kona blend coffee…” read the…

Kona Coffee Farmers Estate Program

We are interested in supporting the Kona Coffee Estate farmer in every way. Apply for your Estate status and let your customers know that the coffee in their bag is all yours. Click here to search our Current Estates To apply: 1. You must be a farmer and member of Kona Coffee Farmers Association. 2.…