Coffee leaf rust, the devastating coffee plant pest known to growers around the world, has been found for the first time in the Kona coffee growing region on Hawaiʻi island.
From: thegardenisland.com Coffee leaf rust has been confirmed by the
From: mauinews.com The coffee leaf rust, “one of the most
In 2012, Jean and Danielle Orlowski jumped on a plane to the Big Island for a weeklong—and much-needed—vacation. Jean, who worked for a futures and option broker for about 20 years on Wall Street, was burnt out. The couple immediately fell in love with the island—and with Kona coffee.
The program provides producers with financial assistance that gives farmers the ability to absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under bold new ownership, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii is announcing today the buildout of the leadership team that will guide the brand’s aggressive 5-year/150-location expansion plan.
The county Planning Department is recommending the Leeward Planning Commission deny an after-the-fact permit for a wedding venue in the coffee-growing region of Holualoa.
It was a drier-than-average August in East Hawaii, while rainfall totals in the Kona coffee belt, which experiences its rainy season in the summer, were above average for the month.
Just a few months ago, Phillip Tang was working at Sawada Coffee in Chicago, making coffee art and pulling perfect espresso shots. Then the pandemic hit and boom–welcome to the unpredictable world of unemployment.
It was there that we came across a six-acre Kona coffee farm that had fallen into neglect. Nurturing this farm back to life strengthened our relationship with the island, taught us the true meaning of sustainability…