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2011 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival – Coffee Cupping Competition

Coffee Cupping Competition Applications and Rules 10/21/11 UPDATE: Correction! The correct time in Kainaliu for delivery of cupping coffee is 10 AM to 6 PM . 7 days a week until closing . Disregard what is written on the Rules below, please Two Categories Available 1) Classic Competition (4) A minimum of 50 (fifty) pounds and maximum of 70 pounds ... 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 »

OriGin 10.14.2011 Bondera Appointed Vice President for North America

October 14, 2011Colehour Bondera, a Honaunau coffee farmer and President of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association, has been appointed the oriGIn Vice President for North America. oriGIn (Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network) recently appointed a president and nine vice presidents, each representing a different country or region. The Geneva-based non-governmental organization represents 200 organizations and over two-million GI ... Read More »

OriGIn’s 5th General Assembly- September 29, 2011

 200 representatives of GI producers some 35 countries gathered in Guadalajara (Mexico), on 29 September, 2011  for the 5th General Assembly of oriGIn and adopted a comprehensive strategy to promote Geographical Indications (GIs) protection at the global level for the biennium 2012-2013. This strategy is contained in the Declaration of Guadalajara. click origin09.29.11PR  for complete report Read More »

KCFA vs. Safeway Class Action Suit

Latest regarding the Safeway Kona Select Brand Kona coffee dispute prompts class-action lawsuit September 15, 2011 – 10:08pm By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | The Associated Press “HONOLULU — A spat involving Safeway and Hawaii coffee growers is still brewing, even after the supermarket giant agreed to change labeling on its Kona blend coffee…” read the full story here CONTACT PERSON ... Read More »

KCFA vs. Safeway’s Kona Select Brand

KCFA vs. Safeway’s Kona Select Brand August 12, 2011 – HPR’s The Conversation with KCFA’s Paul Uster regarding the Safeway Boycott here August 11, 2011 – Video link from KITV (Honolulu) of KCFA‘s Boycotting Demonstration of here August 9, 2011 – HPR’s The Conversation speaks with Safeway’s Public Affairs Director here August 6, 2011 – Communication from Safeway: from AP ... Read More »

KCFA Boycott Resolution

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF SAFEWAY STORES 1. WHEREAS Safeway is selling packages of coffee in its mainland stores called “Safeway Select Kona Blend”; and 2. WHEREAS the label of this product tells consumers to “Revel in the unmatched taste of savory beans from Hawaii’s Big Island”; and 3. WHEREAS the label does not give any indication whatever ... Read More »