July 22, 2018
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What is Kona Worth?

KCFA’s purpose in posting this information is to encourage free market competition among the buyers–and make as much information as widely available as possible. Basic economic theory holds free competitive markets are based on freely available price information.

All information can be sent here in strict confidence and will be posted anonymously.

Coffee Cherry Price
Buyer Location Cherry Price/LB Last Update
Hawaii Coffee Treehouse, S. Kona 0-20% CBB Damage: $1.95
21-30% CBB Damage: $1.80
31-40% CBB Damage: $1.60
41-50% CBB Damage: $1.50
51-60% CBB Damage: $1.00
61-80% CBB Damage: $.50
Greenwell 0-5% CBB Damage:
week $1.85/month $1.95
6-10% CBB Damage:
week $1.80/month $1.90

11-15% CBB Damage:
week $1.75/month $1.85

16-20% CBB Damage:
week $1.70/month $1.80

21-30% CBB Damage:
week $1.40/month $1.50

31-40% CBB Damage:
week $1.10/month$1.20

entire Greenwell chart and over 40% can be found here
Kona Hills 0-10% CBB Damage: $1.95
11-20% CBB Damage: $1.85
21-30% CBB Damage: $1.75
30-40% CBB Damage: $1.00
Payment to growers within 72 hours

Given the refusal of many Kona middlemen/buyers to publicly disclose prices they are paying and in the spirit of a healthy competitive economic market for Kona coffee, we ask all farmers to please advise us click>>> to email here>  WhatIsKonaWorth@KonaCoffeeFarmers.org
—-in total confidence—-, what prices are being paid for cherry and parchment from middlemen/buyers in Kona, on the Mainland, or elsewhere, for posting on this page.

Your name will not be used but we want to gather as much information as possible so that our Farmers can look for the best competitive prices available.

Please confirm the price and the payment schedule before selling.

**  The Sliding Payment Scale for CBB
It is your right to watch your processor count CBB damage in your coffee. KCFA highly recommends that you request to have your cherry graded in front of you BEFORE you allow them to take or empty any of your bags. It will take a little longer but will be more than worth the trouble.   This method prevents any surprises when you receive your check weeks or a month later.

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