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Hawaiian Islands erupt with new coffee regions

Posted by TheShot on 24 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Beans

Today’s SF Chronicle features an article on some of the lesser-known coffee growing regions of Hawaii: Hawaiian Islands erupt with new coffee regions. For each of the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii (the Big Island), they offer info on the coffee growing history of the island, what’s brewed from there today, and […]

Hawaii (Big Island) Coffee & Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 26 Apr 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Before we start reviewing the espresso in India, it’s about time we wrap things up on our recent coffee excursion to Hawaii’s Big Island. Hawaii is the only coffee-growing state of the Union (as they say: sorry, Puerto Rico is a territory), which makes it a uniquely American place to both sample the local espresso […]

Trip Report: Hilo Coffee Mill (Mountain View, HI)

Posted by TheShot on 03 Apr 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Machine

This coffee farm specializes in the under-appreciated (next to Kona) Hawaiian coffees on the East side of the Big Island (Puna, Ku’a, Hamakua) as well as Kona and coffee from the other islands (Maui Moka, Oahu Waialua, Kauai). They take in beans from many local farms for roasting or selling as greens, and they’re at […]

Trip Report: Island Lava Java (Kailua-Kona, HI)

Posted by TheShot on 28 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

There are plenty of fans of this sunset café with limited breakfast, lunch, and even more limited dinner options. Several indoor and many patio tables overlook the ocean sunsets, but the main attraction here seems to be waking up with a view of the beach and a giant cinnamon roll. Many locals rave about the […]

Trip Report: Waimea Coffee Company (Waimea, HI)

Posted by TheShot on 24 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

In a red-painted colonial village center, Parker Square, next to the Waimea General Store, this café offers coffee and lunch items with an exceedingly laid-back, friendly staff. They have a few outdoor café tables for two in front and several indoor tables. And like any good coffee place on the Big Island, they offer French […]

Hawaii won’t ban genetic coffee

Posted by TheShot on 07 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Beans

Today’s post comes to you from the Big Island of Hawaiʻi — home of Kona coffee. A local story here about genetically modified coffee in Hawaiʻi apparently has gone national: Hawaii won’t ban genetic coffee – USATODAY.com. I’ve been on Hawaiʻi for the past few days, drinking up the good local Kona as filter coffee […]

Coffee marketing in Japan: The UCC Evangelion Project 人類補缶計画

Posted by TheShot on 11 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

If you thought American or European coffee marketing was an intense animal, take a peek at what they do over in Japan: UCC Evangelion Project 人類補缶計画. The Ueshima Coffee Company — or UCC, with the English slogan, “Good Coffee Smile” — is a Kobe-based manufacturer of coffee and tea products. They also own a Kona […]

Kona purists win Big Island vote

Posted by TheShot on 21 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues

Supporting the idea that consumers are willing to vote for better quality coffee with their pocketbooks, the Hawaii County Council voted 8-1 in favor of requiring coffee labelled as a “Kona blend” to contain a minimum of 75% Kona coffee instead of the current 10% requirement: Kona purists win Big Island vote – Pacific Business […]

At Kona’s coffee farms, visitors may linger over … Paradise in a cup

Posted by TheShot on 01 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Foreign Brew

Today’s Inside Bay Area published an article from the Los Angeles Daily News on Kona coffee tours: Inside Bay Area – At Kona’s coffee farms, visitors may linger over … Paradise in a cup. The article discusses a little about the Kona growing region and its history. The Kona region on the Big Island of […]

Buzz over coffee has come back to Kaanapali

Posted by TheShot on 09 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Roasting

Here’s an update for the fellow home roaster geeks who have lamented the demise of Hawaii’s Ka’anapali Farm … from today’s The Maui News: Buzz over coffee has come back to Kaanapali. As reported here in March, I first spotted the return of the Maui Moka bean — easily my favorite bean stock for homemade […]

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