Some Big Island coffee farmers have taken up a new hobby. Equipped with kits filled with cracked corn and cornmeal, they’re raising an army of defenders tasked with preying upon one of the most devastating coffee pests.
Kona coffee growers and state lawmakers are renewing their push for more accurate labeling and greater quantities of the real thing in blends of java being sold under the Kona label.
A County Council committee reached an agreement on a proposed bill that’s being touted as a way to encourage truth in labeling on coffee packages here.
HILO — Hawaii is fighting back against the coffee berry borer beetle.