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Two bills address ‘consumer fraud’ in coffee labeling

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Nicole Lowen and Sen. Russell Ruderman, at the urging of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association, have introduced companion bills in the Hawaii Legislature’s 2014 Session to reduce consumer fraud and deception caused by current state coffee labeling laws. Lowen’s bill is HB1515 “Relating to Agriculture” and Ruderman’s bill is SB2354 “Relating to […]

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Gabbard stops in Kona

Congresswoman meets with Kona Coffee Farmers Association, West Hawaii veterans

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KCFA’s 7th annual expo, trade show (Jan. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE WHEN: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 (Vendor set up begins at 8 a.m.; doors open for general admittance at 10 a.m.) Free admission. WHERE: Old Kona Airport Makaeo Pavilion SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS: * 11 a.m.-noon – “What’s Bugging My Coffee?” Panel of experts including Andrea Kawabata, Rob Curtiss, Bob Smith […]

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Hawaiian to halt giveaways of ‘10% Kona Coffee’

MEDIA RELEASE On Aug, 21, 2013, Kona Coffee Farmers Association President Cecelia Smith wrote to Hawaiian Airlines President & CEO Mark B. Dunkerley requesting Hawaiian Airlines discontinue a giveaway to passengers of deceptively labeled packets of coffee using the “Kona” name, but not disclosing where 90 percent of the coffee in the packet was grown. […]

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Coffee farmers participate in ‘2013 Terroir Tour de France’

Special to Hawaii 24/7 Kona Coffee farmers Bruce and Lisa Corker, of Holualoa, recently travelled to France as part of a group of American producers invited by the French Ministry of Agriculture. The invitation was extended in order to provide an exchange of ideas and information between Americans and their French counterparts concerning the promotion […]

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Kona Coffee Farmer’s Association honors Bruce Corker

MEDIA RELEASE At it’s monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 16th, the Kona Coffee Farmer’s Association unanimously commended Board Member Bruce Corker for his efforts in affecting the $1 million allocation to combat the Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) that Senator Mazie Hirono and the USDA announced on July 11th. In February Corker orchestrated a request […]

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Safeway settles Kona coffee mislabeling lawsuit

MEDIA RELEASE Safeway Stores has settled a federal court lawsuit brought by a California consumer alleging damages from deceptive labeling of “Safeway Select Kona Blend Coffee.” In August 2011, California resident Chanee Thurston filed a class action complaint stating she and other consumers had been mislead by the labeling of “Safeway Select Kona Blend Coffee […]

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Kona Coffee Blossom Banquet (April 20)

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Kona Coffee Blossom Banquet to benefit Kona Coffee Farmers Association WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 20 WHERE: King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel TICKETS: $45 includes buffet dinner and auction. Call 329-4035 or visit: www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org

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KCFA petitions for labeling law reform

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has been sent a petition asking for his support in repealing Hawaii’s 10% Coffee Blend Labeling Law (HRS 486-120.6). One hundred fifty-three coffee farmers and coffee consumers signed the petition Jan. 25 during the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s 6th Annual Kona Coffee Exposition. The petition reads: Dear Gov. Abercrombie: This […]

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Coffee berry borer beetle battle

Some farms finding success; Kona brand still threatened by destructive pest

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Sixth annual Coffee Farmers Expo (Jan. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE The sixth annual Kona Coffee Farmers Association EXPO is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Old Airport Makaeo Pavilion. Free and open to all, this is KCFA’s community service, connecting farmers with vendors and service providers who serve the farmers’ needs. The EXPO will feature displays, products and service information. One-on-one […]

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KCFA recognizes Trader Joe’s for ‘fair marketing’

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA) has awarded an Honorary Membership to Trader Joe’s Company in recognition Trader Joe’s contribution to the “fair marketing” of 100% Kona Coffee. While shopping at a Trader Joe’s store in Seattle, one of KCFA’s members came across and purchased box of “TRADER JOE’S KONA COFFEE CREAMY HALF-DIPPED […]

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Coffee Talk meeting to advise on Little Fire Ant invasion

MEDIA RELEASE Little Fire Ant (LFA) was discovered in mauka Kona coffee land, at the 1,200-1,500 foot elevation in the last month. Not only do the ants inflict stinging, long-lasting bites, their presence can affect the value of the property where they locate. Learn the dire implications of this tiny ant and how it may […]

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Candidate forum on ag issues at Konawaena (Oct. 10)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Coffee Farmers Association and The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association will hold a Candidate Forum on “To Protect and Promote Hawaii Agricultural Products.” The forum is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Konawaena Elementary School Cafeteria. Candidates for County Council and State Legislature in North and South Kona will address […]

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