Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hawai‘i is the only place in the country that produces coffee, yet the prestigious reputation of Kona coffee is under threat by the "Kona Blend" issue. In Hawai‘i, coffee producers are allowed to use the Kona name on their blends, even though the blend needs only to consist of 10% Kona coffee by state law. The 90% that's in the rest of the bag generally comes from other countries, inferior beans that by law, must be fumigated with methyl bromide, a toxic pesticide.
That's right. The package of Kona blend that you bought at the airport or grocery store needs only to contain a mere 10% Kona coffee in order to carry the Kona name. By contrast, Napa Wine in California must be 75% Napa. In Hawai‘i, politics and lobbying interests are to blame for the inequity.
Brazen Hazen coffee from Holualoa, or our own Holualoa Inn 100% Kona Coffee. If you prefer your Kona coffee blended, you can blend it yourself with your choice of beans that you trust.
Here at Holualoa Inn, our guests are served 100% Kona coffee grown on our own 30-acre estate. Your stay at our romantic Hawaiian bed and breakfast puts you right in the heart of Kona Coffee Country, home of the best coffee in the world. Guests may tour our coffee farm or visit neighboring coffee farms for tastings and tours. Holualoa Inn is definitely the place to "wake up and smell the coffee"!
A hui hou!
Innkeeper Holualoa Inn
Posted by Cassandra Hazen at 7:22 AM