August 17, 2017
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March 2017 – The Independent Voice

Immigration Policies & the Kona Coffee Industry, Diacetyl – a Chemical Byproduct of Roasting Coffee, Legislative Update (note March 7th Hearing in Kona), EXPO- Looking for Vendors, Build your Export Sales, 2017 Beauveria Subsidies, Slowly Protecting Pure Local Kona, Salute to Supporting Business Member – Gillies Coffee, Recipe: Kona Coffee Brownies with Coffee Ganache Read More »

HB186 Testimony Example

Dear Chair Gabbard and Members of the Senate AEN Committee: I am a Kona coffee farmer in the North Kona District of Hawaii Island and am a member of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association.  I strongly support the passage of HB186. The threat of Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) creates a danger that Hawaii-grown coffee will join sugar and pineapple as ... Read More »

February 2017 The Independent Voice

2017 KCFA Annual Membership Meeting, Legislative Update, Coffee Pruning (+ More) Workshop, Feb.11th, SOQ Program offers Marketing RFP, CTAHR 2016 Draft CBB Recommendations, KFCA Speaks to Japanese and Japanese-Americans, French Authroities May Ban Use of Brand Name, The Independent Voice Travels Far Read More »

Proposed By-Law Amendment- for January 29, 2017 AGM

PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENT for January 29, 2017 AGM KCFA’s Board of Directors recommends that KCFA’s By-Laws be amended by adding the following sentence to Section V.1.3: “Vacancies may be filled by the Board.” The Amended Section V.1.3 would read: “Directors shall be elected for two-year terms, to be staggered among directors. Vacancies may be filled by the Board.” REASON FOR ... Read More »

January 2017 – The Independent Voice

Annual KCFA General Membership Meeting, CBB Discovered on Maui, Puerto Rico and CBB, HDOA Subsidies for Botanigard and Mycotrol Expenses, Hand Picked Kona Coffee Christmas Tree – Kona Style, HC&S Auction of Plantation Equipment, Questions from a Kona Coffee Appreciator, Salute to Supporting Business Member Kona Coffee Purveyors, Recipe: Mocha Macadamia Nut Cookies and Write to Us Read More »

December 2016 The Independent Voice

KCFA >300 Membership Strong, The 2016 Chef’s Choice Awards, Coffee & Art Stroll Mahalo, Seller Beware, Coffee & Macadamia Trees Synergy, Blending & Advertising Law Violation, Boost Christmas Sales with MailChimp, Coffee’s Potential for Reducing Cognitive Decline, Salute to Supporting Business Member Makua Coffee Co., Recipe: Kona Coffee Jelly and Write to Us Read More »

Reminder- Free PR Offer to KCFA Members

If you have not yet taken advantage of this Free PR Offer and would like to do so, please read the notice below and email a pick up request by clicking here: Info@konacoffeefarmers.org.  Providing these items to your customers is a great way to get the “100% Kona Coffee” message to a receptive audience. This summer the KCFA PR & Marketing ... Read More »

November 2016 – The Independent Voice

Extension of Current Green Coffee Standards, Coffee Thefts Reported, Pruning Schedule, Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Busy Days for Coffee Farmers, Recipe: Coffeeberry Sauce and Write to Us Read More »

for KCFA Members only—Free PR Offer

to encourage KCFA members who directly retail their coffee to provide KCFA’s Kona Coffee message to customers, we will be giving 50 Kona Coffee Brochures or 50 Bumper Stickers or 50 of the “Pretending to be Kona”” cards--without charge. Read More »