Tag Archive 'kona_coffee'

California-grown coffee?

Posted by TheShot on 03 Dec 2010 | Filed under: Beans

The LA Times today published a curious article on attempts to commercially grow coffee in the continental U.S. (California, in fact): Market Watch: Jay Ruskey perks interest with California-grown coffee – latimes.com. Started as a project in 2002 with an eye towards replicating Kona‘s successful specialty coffee industry in Hawaii, two of the biggest challenges […]

Kona coffee gets an article worthy of its pedigree

Posted by TheShot on 03 Oct 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Fair Trade

A friend of this Web site, Andrew Hetzel, called it the best article about Kona coffee ever written. That’s a pretty tall order. But this piece, which came out a couple days ago, makes a compelling argument: Hana Hou: The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines – Adventures in Coffeeland. It’s at least good enough to make […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Measure to restrict use of Kona coffee label shot down

Posted by TheShot on 04 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Beans

Today the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a measure to greatly restrict the definition of what gets labelled “Kona” coffee was rejected by a voting council: New board already may be shifting coffee group’s mission. The Kona Coffee Council decided not to support bills intended to create stricter standards for use of the Kona label. Currently, […]