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February 2018 The Independent Voice

New Board Members, Coffee Bills – 2018 Legislative Session, Shipping Discounts, A Note to Expired Memberships, Botanigard Subsidy Information,. Farm Trade name Protected?, Coffee Prices in 1982, Market your Products in Japan, Op/Ed: Kona Typica – The Source of Kona Coffee’s Heritage Profile, Supporting Business Member: Aloha Insurance Services, Recipe: Cold-Brewed Kona Coffee Write to Us Read More »

KCFA Member Benefit-Siriani Shipping Solutions

February 2018 UPDATE!             www.siriani.com/kcfafsp Shipping coffee to the mainland is expensive, and can be a sales barrier for some customers.  In the world of “free shipping”, keeping your costs low is important.  KCFA has partnered with Siriani Shipping Solutions to bring discounts to our members for a variety of carriers and there is no cost to ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

October 2017 – The Independent Voice

National Coffee Day/World Coffee Day, Farewell to Lisa Corker, Kona Coffee Cultural Fest Cupping Competition, Coffee Fermentation with Yeast Workshop, Coffee & Art Stroll Booth Volunteers, NRSC Sign-Up Deadline - October 20, Lessons from Puerto Rico, Coffee Trivia, Hawaii Ag Conference 2017, A LEAN Farm, Salute to Supporting Business Member: Ashe LLC, and Recipe: Tiramisu Read More »