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February 2016- The Independent Voice

President’s Message,Mycotrol is Back!, Coffee Talk – Pruning Workshop, The Next Coffee Talk – February 18, Legislative Update, Aulani Disney Resort – Follow Up, Coffee and Food Safety, Cool Tools – Life after Click-n-Ship, CBB Research, What, Exactly, is Coffee Flour?, Is Caffeinated Coffee Better for You than Coffee?, Eco-Friendly Solution to Coffee Rust, Rapid Ohia Death,Legislators Target Rapid Ohia Death, More on the Spread of Rapid Ohia Death, Recipe: Coffee Caramel Crunch Popcorn Write to Us Read More »

January 2016- The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom, Annual General Meeting, Charlie Needs a Bestie, Barrel-Aged Coffee Combines Caffeine with Alcohol, Heart-Healthy Coffee, Legislative Update, Five Star 100% Kona Coffee Chef’s Awards, “Hawaiian Kona Blend” for $4.695/lb, Coffee Farms and Carbon Offsets, Coffee, Critters, and Crisis, New Actions and Rules for Food & Pesticides, Startup cuts out the Middleman, Kona Coffee Makes Your Brain Speedier than Others, Recipe: Dirty Chai Read More »

December 2015- The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom, The Heritage Committee Report,Dealing with Dengue Fever, Legislative Update, “Why Should I Join The KCFA?”, Unlicensed Farm Contractor Barred, Agritourism for Small Farm Operations, Coffee Fixes Liver Damage, CBB Research Update, Hawaiian Airlines serving “Kona Coffee”?, How Coffee became a Carcinogen... Read More »

November 2015 -The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom, Is Coffee More Complex than Wine, Legislative Update, Coffee – the Unlikely Health Elixir, Coffee Value to be Based on Green Bean rather than Parchment, Even Honeybees Love Coffee!, The Perfect Blend: Intellectual Exchanges and Coffee, Kona Coffee Growers Enjoying Year’s Bumper Crop, KCFA Stickers for your Coffee Bags, Disappointing Kona Blend at another Luxury Oahu Resort, KCFA Annual Meeting Coming up in January, Truth in Labeling? Spruce up your KFCA Listing for Christmas Sales, Coffee Flour, Ripeness and Taste Article, Recipe: Ham Steaks with Red Eye Gravy Write to Us Read More »

October 2015 – The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom,Weather Recorder – Bob Smith , CBB Expert Luis Aristizabal, Mahalo to Kona’s Target Store Management, Kudos to Kamehameha Schools, Farm Practices and Flooding Mitigation, Legislative Update, Scammer Alert, Farmer-to-Farmer Program, Heat Sealer Elements, Space Coffee, Caution: May be Harmless if Swallowed, Coffee Grounds Turned into Energy in London, Recipe: Kona Chicken Commentary Write to Us Read More »

September 2015 – The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom, Royal Hawaiian Hotel – 10% Luxury?, In 2015, Coffee is Practically a Health Food, More False Labeling – Italian Tomatoes, Keeping Your Beauveria Alive: A Discussion, Legislative Update, Recipe:Banana Coffee Muffins, Write to Us Read More »

August 2015 The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom, Letter from Mary Lou, Starbucks Cold Brew, Legislative Update, Feral Pig Pilot Project, Are You Taking Care of Your Underground Herd?, What’s Kona Worth?, Beetles and Bugs, International Coffee Industry Problems and a Recipe: Kona Coffee Pot Roast Read More »

July 2015 The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom about The Dinner, Legislative Update, Marijuana-infused Coffee, The Relationship between Soil and Trees, USDA – ARS CBB Research Funding, The Wrath of Grapes Why Chicory is added to Coffee, KCFA Supporting Business Members, (yummy) Recipe: Salted Coffee Caramel Sauce, and Write to Us! Read More »

June 2015 The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom, This Month on the Farm , “The Independent Voice” Cited in Entomological Journal, Kona Coffee for Chuck & Mary Lou, Legislative Update, It’s an El Nino Year! The Plant Whisperer, Vidalia Onion Brand Protected by Georgia Dept of Ag, Bees, Fish, and Cat Susceptibility to Pyrethrin, Coffee Trees planted on Mauna Kea for Reforestation, What to do with Used Coffee Grounds, A Tip from Mary Lou, Recipe: Kona Coffee Rub for Burgers, Write to Us Read More »

May 2015 The Independent Voice

Coffee Talk: Vertical Selection and Suckering, USDA Deputy Secretary Visit , Legislative Update, Coffee Can Ward Off Breast Cancer, Bees, Birds, Beetles and Coffee Cherry, Wanted: Membership Chair, Who is Protecting our “Brand”?, Farmers Soil Work Group to Form, Aloha Mary Lou and Chuck, Message from Mary Lou, Ode to Mary Lou, Recipe: Cacao Coffee Truffles Read More »