- 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 to Hawaii. We have no source here.
- Labor is expensive because we are far away from labor markets and we pay fair US wages.