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Kona 10 Percent Blend Law – KCFA Position Statement and Resolution

KCFA represents the farmer’s voice to our legislators. 10 Percent Blend Law – Position Statement and Resolution REVISION OF HAWAII’S 10% KONA COFFEE BLEND LAW Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s POSITION STATEMENT AND RESOLUTION CALLING FOR REVISION OF HAWAII’S 10% KONA COFFEE BLEND LAW Adopted by KCFA Board of Directors, April 19, 2006 It is the position of the Kona Coffee ... Read More »

Colombia Coffee Federation vs. HIDoA

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 »

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 »

The “Kona Blend” Issue

The KCFA is NOT against blending. Blending is a roaster’s art to produce just the flavor his customer wants. What the KCFA DOES object to is LABELING of a 90% foreign coffee in a bag as a “Kona blend”. It is inherently deceptive to use the “Kona” name for 90% foreign-grown coffee. It is a matter of common sense. “Kona ... Read More »

Kona Coffee Labeling Regulations- State of Hawaii

Labeling:  If a Hawaiian geographic origin is used in labeling or advertising roasted or instant coffee, the green coffee beans used in that roasted or instant coffee beans and coffee certification must meet the grade standard requirements of rules adopted under chapter 147. Font size:  Provided that the quantity statement is in compliance with all labeling requirements, the quantity statement ... Read More »

Feldman Replies- Letter to the Editor of West Hawaii Today

Coffee study Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:28 AM HST Restating the case I would like to set the record straight regarding WHT articles on Feb. 17 and March 10 based on my economic study. The study was entitled “Economic Effects of Blending Kona Coffee A Preliminary Analysis” not “Economics of the Hawaii Coffee Industry,” as reported. This distinction is important ... Read More »

Crying Shame

or…Why one should carefully read the details- if they even exist! Kona Blend bag from the mainland no details available on bag either Read More »

100% Frustration – Study says current labeling laws cost Kona coffee farmers $14.4M a year

100% Frustration Study says current labeling laws cost Kona coffee farmers $14.4M a year by Chelsea Jensen West Hawaii Today cjensen@westhawaiitoday.com Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:33 AM HST Kona coffee farmers are losing out on up to $14.4 million in revenue annually to corporate marketers of 10 percent Kona coffee blends, according to a study released last Wednesday. “Growers experience ... Read More »