January 20, 2018
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Author Archives: Cecelia B. Smith

Saturday, January 20 Annual Coffee Pruning Workshop

                 KCFA’s Annual Coffee Pruning Workshop                    Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:30 AM                          WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018 Registration begins at 8:30am WHERE: Bob Nelson’s Farm (turn makai at the Kona Joe’s sign in Kainaliu. Drive ... Read More »

2018 Annual General Membership Meeting- January 28, 2018

          Kona Coffee Farmers Association Annual General Membership Meeting            Sunday, January 28, 2018  11:30 am MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s 2018 Annual General Membership Meeting (AGM) will be Sunday, January 28 at the Kahalu’u Beach Park Pavilion, beginning at 11:30 am. This will be a potluck luncheon followed by ... Read More »

January 2018 – The Independent Voice

KCFA’s Annual Pruning Workshop, Annual KCFA Membership Meeting, National restaurant Assoc. Trade Show, A Message from Chet, Export Markets, Climate Change, Coffee & Bees, Climate Change and Cacao, Supporting Business Member: Wooden Touches and Recipe: Coffee Herb Rub Write to Us Read More »

December 2017 – The Independent Voice

Chefs’ Choice Awards, KCFA Member Perks, Loans for Storage Facilities, Annual KCFA Membership Meeting, Another Wine Yeast Fermentation Story, Growing for the Future, Coffee Blend Labeling Issues, History of Coffee Pros and Cons, Christmas Trees and Invasive Pests, Coffee Biofuel for London Buses, Boost Your Holiday Sales, Recipe: Winter Spiced Coffee and Write to Us Read More »

DBEDT Business Development and Support Division Workshop

Attend the 2018 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar! Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2018 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. The HiSTEP program has three key components that ... Read More »

Sen. Gabbard’s Response to email regarding KonaRed

  From: Bruce Corker <bruce.corker@gmail.com> Date: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM Subject: KonaRed/Other States’ Protections for Farmers To: “Sen. Mike Gabbard” <sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov> Cc: Andrew Gomes <agomes@staradvertiser.com>, Richard Creagan <repcreagan@gmail.com>, “Rep. Nicole Lowen” <replowen@capitol.hawaii.gov>, Josh Green <sengreen@capitol.hawaii.gov>, margaret wille <mdwille@gmail.com>, Scott Enright <scott.enright@hawaii.gov> Dear Mike: After review of Andrew Gomes’ November 6 Star-Advertiser article about KonaRed’s coffee drink, you ... Read More »

Hawaii Tropical Tree- Listening Session Announcements

Listening Session The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is evaluating comprehensively the Hawaii Tropical Tree Pilot Crop Insurance Program. This evaluation is to determine whether the pilot crop insurance program for banana, coffee and papaya trees should be converted to permanent program, modified and continued as pilot, or terminated. We will present the results of our evaluation to the Federal Crop ... Read More »

November 2017 The Independent Voice

Panama Coffee Auction Record Bid - $601/lb., Fermentation with Yeast – an Experiment, Revisit the Feldman Study, HDOA Sponsored Food-Oriented Trade Shows, Questions about KonaRed Cold Brew Coffee, Seal of Quality Campaign, Salute to Supporting Business Member: Lind Insurance Services, Recipe: Kona Gold Martini, Write to Us Read More »

Coffeetalk: Small Farm Processing

Coffee Equipment and Coffee Culture from Costa Rica Monday-October 30, 2017  4 pm at CTAHR Join Roberto Bendig of Bendig Manufacturing (Maquinera) on Monday at 4pm for a presentation on small farm processing.   For over 50 years, the Bendig name has been a pioneer in the coffee equipment business. He will have slides on everything from wet milling to ... Read More »

Letter to HDOA regarding KonaRed

October 18 , 2017 Scott Enright, Chair Hawaii Department of Agriculture 1428 South King Street Honolulu, Hi 96814 Re: KonaRed Cold Brew Coffee Original Kona Blend Dear Scott: A Kona Coffee Farmers Association (www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org) member recently brought to our attention, and raised concerns over, the labeling on a coffee product that uses the “Kona” name and is offered for sale ... Read More »