May 23, 2019
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Thursday October 10 in Kona- Hearing on Changes to Coffee Standard Regs

NEW HDOA PROPOSED COFFEE STANDARDS– HDOA is holding a hearing on Thursday, October 10 at 9am at the West Hawaii Civic Center to take testimony on 34 pages of new regulations making significant changes to the Coffee Standards.   KCFA has reviewed the entire document and has identified 9 important concerns.  Click on the link below to see all 9.  For the sake of brevity this message highlights ... Read More »

Changes to Coffee Standards -Public Hearing- 9 Questions and Concerns for Farmers

Hearing Date and Time and Place October 10, 2013- Thursday at 9 am West Hawaii Civic Center, Com. Meeting Hale Bldg. G, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway We need your Testimony.   HDOA Requirements for Testimony: … submit comments orally or in writing. Written testimony may be submitted prior to the hearing via postal mail to the Quality Assurance Division c/o Department of ... Read More »

Axis Deer vs. Mouflon Sheep PHOTO

The report on June 6th of Axis Deer in North Kona turned out to be Mouflon Sheep. But you can see they are very similar.  The Big Island Invasive Species Committee quickly reacted to the report and sent this  to help us all. As you can see in the photo below, it is nearly impossible to distinguish Axis Deer (the ... Read More »

Axis Deer

click on AXIS DEER  to view the pamphlet- What to look for, and whom to call. A lengthier article on Axis Deer written in 2011 with a brief paragraph describing agriculture impacts, including coffee 2011 Oh Deer Article-1   Read More »

100% Kona Coffee and a Ferrari FF Meet Up

Motor Trend Epic Drives asked us and the Mosses were kind enough to invite them up.  Go here and from about 7 minutes, into it until 9 minutes, you will see the Ferrari at the Mosses Kona coffee farm. Read More »

HDOA- New Pest Advisory

Lobate Lac Scale HDOA-Paratachardina pseudolobata NPA Red The host range of lobate lac scale, Paratachardina lobata, in southern Florida, species arranged by plant family.HDOA-LobateLS host list by family2 Read More »

Coffee Talk- The width of a penny

Little Fire Ant- that’s what we are talking about! cute name but extremely nasty insect Coffee Talk- Tuesday, October 30, 2012 CTAHR in Kainaliu from 3- 5 pm A presentation of the Kona Coffee Farmers, HDOA and CTAHR The Little Fire Ant (LFA) was discovered in mauka Kona coffee land, at the 1200-1500 foot elevation in the last month.  Learn ... Read More »

KCFA’s Restaurant Recognition Program

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Restaurant Honor Roll The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is pleased to recognize West Hawaii restaurants that serve 100% Kona coffee to their customers. These fine restaurants are providing the world famous taste of freshly brewed 100% Kona coffee, while supporting the more than 600 Kona coffee farms growing this premium product. KCFA encourages residents and visitors to visit ... Read More »

Kona Coffee as a Tourist Draw

Many tourists come to the island of Hawaii because they are drawn to Agriculture Tourism and Kona Coffee. The annual Kona Coffee Festival is the oldest Food Festival in Hawaii and is held annually during early November.  For more information, go to A  County of Hawaii sponsored Kona Coffee driving map  and coffee farm information may be found here. ... Read More »