Kona Coffee Fights Back
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.