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Agriculture – July 10, 2018

Kona Coffee Fights Back

It used to take five pounds of raw Kona coffee to produce one pound of Grade A coffee. Today, the ratio is 7-to-1, says local farmer Tommy Greenwell. | Photos: Courtesy of Greenwell Farms

Recent Ups and Downs for Hawaii Coffee

More Coffee Farmland

More acres in Hawaii have been devoted to commercially growing coffee over the past three seasons.

But the Yield per Acre is Down

The coffee beetle borer, weather and other factors have substantially cut productivity per acre.

Total Production is Down

The number of pounds of coffee actually harvested.

But the Price per Pound is Up

The price per pound of unprocessed Hawaii-grown coffee has risen slightly. It takes seven or eight pounds of unprocessed coffee to make one pound of Grade A Kona coffee.

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