100% Kona Coffee Recognized by Slow Food USA

Posted on 28. Aug, 2016 by in Blog, Kona Coffee, News

Earlier this summer New York-based Slow Food USA nominated Kona Coffee for inclusion in its Ark of Taste. In August that nomination was formally accepted by the Slow Food Foundation and ‘Pure Kona Coffee’ is now officially enrolled and listed in the Ark of Taste catalog, a resource for encouraging the continued production, consumption, and […]

Mauna Kea Beach Resort

Posted on 13. Aug, 2013 by in Blog, Kona Coffee

For more than three years Rancho Aloha’s Prize-Winning Medium Roast Kona Coffee has been proudly offered at the Manta, the premier restaurant at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. When you next come to the Big Island, we encourage you to pay a visit to the Mauna Kea — for the coffee, of course, but also […]

Beware 10% Kona Coffee Blends

Posted on 25. Oct, 2010 by in Blog, Kona Coffee

The October/November issue of the Hawaiian Airlines in-flight magazine Hana Hou! for October/November contains a well-written article on Kona coffee, including a discussion of deceptive ‘10% Kona blends.’ These packages of faux Kona contain up to 90% imported coffee from undisclosed origins. Jesse Katz, the author of the article, accurately observes: If no Kona flavor […]

Kona Coffee Farmers Association ‘Roll of Honor’ Restaurants

Posted on 05. Sep, 2010 by in Blog, Kona Coffee, Kona Coffee Farmers Association, News

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association has recognized two of Kona’s fine restaurants, the Keei Cafe and Mi’s Italian Bistro, for offering 100% Kona Coffee as a menu item. Too many West Hawaii restaurants, including many high-end establishments, offer only generic coffee or ‘10% Kona Blends’. When you are in West Hawaii, please patronize restaurants that […]

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Posted on 25. Aug, 2010 by in Blog, Events, Kona Coffee Farmers Association, News

Visit Kona for the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (November 5-14, 2010). Every year in early November West Hawaii enjoys this wonderful event honoring our coffee farmers and coffee heritage. There are ten days of parades, fairs, exhibitions, art shows, the Gevalia Kona Coffee Cupping Competition, and much more. Rancho Aloha will participate in the […]

Alaska Airlines Introduces 100% Kona Cookies

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by in Blog, Kona Coffee, Kona Coffee Farmers Association

Alaska Airlines is featuring complimentary ‘Kona Mocha Chocolate Chip’ cookies on flights to Kona — and will soon be doing so on all Alaska flights to and from Hawaii. These delicious treats are baked by the Seattle-based Cougar Mountain Baking Company of Seattle and are flavored with 100% Kona coffee. Contrast this use of genuine […]

Ken Davids’ Praise of Farm-Direct Kona Coffee

Posted on 15. Mar, 2010 by in Blog, Kona Coffee

In a March 2010 article on ‘Island Coffees’ on his Coffee Review website, renowned coffee cupper Kenneth Davids of Berkeley, CA provides must reading for coffee appreciators. Davids finds that Kona coffee sold directly by Kona coffee farms is dramatically superior to more generic Kona coffee sold simply by grade from the larger mills. Read […]

Economic Impact of ‘10% Kona Coffee Blends’

Posted on 18. Feb, 2010 by in Blog, Kona Coffee

In February 2010 resource economist Marvin Feldman released a fascinating preliminary study of the adverse economic impacts caused by ‘10% Kona coffee blends.’ These blends use the ‘Kona’ name on packages which contain 90% inexpensive imported coffee. Though legal under current Hawaii law, these Kona blends do not disclose the origin of 90% of their […]