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Colombia Coffee Federation – How they protect the Colombian Coffee name

President Bruce Corker to Colombia Coffee Federation From: corkclan@msn.com To: luisfernando.samper@cafedecolombia.com CC: harold@hoogasian.com; josel.londono@cafedecolombia.com; senhee@capitol.hawaii.gov; repcoffman@capitol.hawaii.gov; sandra.kunimoto@hawaii.gov; john.m.ryan@hawaii.gov; gomesgomes@yahoo.com; pgee@starbulletin.com Subject: RE: Kona Coffee Farmers Association Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 22:09:37 -1000 Dear Luis Fernando: The Kona Coffee Farmers Association very much appreciates the work of you, Mr. Londono, and the Colombian Coffee Federation to respond with such detailed ... Read More »

Kona Coffee Finalist for Prestigious International Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KONA COFFEE FINALIST FOR PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD KAILUA KONA, HAWAII, October 1, 2010 – The Slow Food Foundation has chosen 100% Kona Coffee as a finalist for its prestigious International Parmigiano-Reggiano Award. The award, which will presented at the Salone Del Gusto in Turin, Italy on October 23rd, honors food producers who have shown commitment to the ... Read More »

14 October 2009, Cologne, Germany: Seized imitations of Parmigiano- Reggiano

Following a request from the “Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano”, the Court of Cologne ordered the seizure of cheese products from Argentina commercialized under the labels “Parmesano” and “Reggianito”. Those products were exposed at one of the world’s most important Food & Beverages Fair – “Anuga” in Cologne (Germany). The German Court recognized that the use of the denominations “Parmesano” or “Reggianito” ... Read More »

KCFA Resolution Endorsing OriGIn’s “Teruel Declaration”

August 19, 2009 KCFA RESOLUTION ENDORSING OriGIn’s “TERUEL DECLARATION” WHEREAS, the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s mission is to promote and protect Kona farmers’ economic interests in 100% Kona coffee, to protect the Kona coffee heritage, and to seek greater legal protection of the Kona coffee name within the State of Hawaii, within the United States and internationally; and WHEREAS, the ... Read More »

Resolution of July 15, 2009 Endorsing U.S. Place-of-Origin Initiatives

As the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s representative, President Bruce Corker attended 3 days of agricultural conferences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, June 30-July 2. His summary follows: The first 2 days were dedicated to the “Agile Agriculture Summit” in which more than 125 delegates representing farmers, retailers, government agencies and various universities participated. The focus of the conference ... Read More »

Teruel Declaration

“Teruel Declaration” (Teruel, 26 June 2009) The members of OriGIn – the Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network – meeting in Teruel for its fourth General Assembly, agree, on behalf of millions of producers from all over the world, to adopt the following Declaration: By providing jobs for millions of individuals around the world, helping preserve the environment and ... Read More »