Blenders refute coffee study, Opponents say changing labeling rules would harm business

by Chelsea Jensen West Hawaii Today cjensen@westhawaiitoday.com Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:50 AM HST Reacting to a study saying Kona coffee farmers lose $14.4 million to blenders each year, some processors and sellers claim changing state law to ban the practice of blending Kona coffee or require more Kona coffee in blends would negatively impact…