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Hawaii Coffee By the Numbers

A numerical look at Hawaii's coffee industry

All is not well with Hawaii’s valuable coffee industry:

A Big Island quarantine of unroasted beans and coffee plants aims to stop the spread of the coffee berry borer, a destructive pest. Here’s where Hawaii’s industry stands:


Coffee farms in Hawaii during the 2009-2010 growing season. About half of the 8,000 acres
in production were on the Big Island.


Approximate online price for a pound of
100-percent Kona coffee, which ranks among the world’s most sought-after specialty coffees.


Other states with significant commercial coffee


Hawaii coffee-farm sales in the latest production year. That ranks coffee as the state’s fourth most valuable crop, behind seed crops, sugar cane and macadamia nuts.


Year when Henry Greenwell’s Kona coffee received a recognition diploma at the Vienna World’s Fair, establishing Hawaii as a notable coffee-growing region.


Starbucks Coffee Co. owned or licensed locations in Hawaii.


Months Big Island quarantine is set to run.

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Feb 16, 2011 01:00 am
 Posted by  KonaCoffee

Number of Starbucks in Hawaii that actually carry 100% Kona coffee

The percentage of foreign coffee that goes into "Kona Blends" marketed to unsuspecting consumers. Blends are only required to contain 10% Kona under the state law.

$14 Million
The economic loss caused to the 650 small Kona farmers by the 10% blend law. ("Economic Effects of Blending Kona Coffee" by Martin Feldman, PhD)

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