Beyond Kona: Hawaiian Coffee
This entry was posted on April 29, 2009.
The Big Island of Hawaii is the home of the world famous Kona coffee region, which has long been touted as producing some of the tastiest coffee in the world. But it's not the only source of delicious Hawaiian coffee -- as we wrote about last month, Maui is undergoing a renaissance in coffee agriculture, and there is also a pretty serious emergence of another coffee growing region on the Big Island itself: Ka'u.
Big Island Video News has an interview with a Ka'u farmer that is quite interesting and they also show the recent Coffee Festival held in the area to promote the coffees from this region. Also, if you live in the islands or are planning on traveling there sometime soon, this great guide gives you a run down of the expansion of coffee agriculture throughout the islands, as well as some tips for visiting different plantations.
We're hoping to get to the Big Island later this year and look forward to sampling some of these emerging beans. Aloha!