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Tropical Gardening: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival In Full Swing


The 49th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is in full swing now, with a week full of tropical agriculture, art, history, music, politics and much more. For information about the many events, activities and tours, check out the festival website at

Coffee was introduced to Hawaii almost 200 years ago, but it thrived best in Kona, where the unique climate and soils are ideal.

Kona coffee experienced a quiet birth, growth, expansion, almost death and a rebirth during the past century that put Kona on the map as a No. 1 producer of top-quality coffee. According to some top coffee marketers, Kona coffee is now considered to be one of the world’s most sought after gourmet coffees.

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