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 http://konacoffeefest.com/.
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.