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The majority of the coffee in Kona is harvested between the months of July and December and many of the small mills that process the raw coffee cherries swing into full operation during this time of the year.
A bountiful 1997 Kona coffee harvest is upon us and strong growth in our industry seems to be upon us as well.
The word for wealth and prosperity in the Hawaiian language is 'wai-wai', 'water-water' or 'abundant water'. Whats worked well for us is blending the familiar with the exotic, says Palmer.
Young Pele might well reside over the fire of the volcano; with the life-giving power of water the old gods continue their legacy in the wild rainforests and remote valleys of Hamakua and Kohala. Everyone knows what a pizza is, so we like to put exotic toppings on it. When a Hawaiian friend says, "Hey, pau hana let's go my house for grind.
We got plenty ono pupu-poke, musubi, might even be some pipikaula and po'i in the fridge," don't hold your stomach (or cover your ears) in bewilderment.
The abundant bounty of the oceans doesn't strictly define Hawaii cuisine, yet it surely is one of its strongest and most influential characteristics.
The tall coconut tree sways in the Hawaiian trades.
After writing for six years on the subject of Kona coffee and having expended countless number of hours lobbying and writing for the protection and preservation of our Kona coffee name, I have sworn many times to remove myself of any personal involvement within this industry outside of my coffee roasting and retailing business which I truly love and enjoy to work at.
They mail the coconuts to their snowbound relatives elsewhere. Ten years ago, on the Puna side of this island, I spent my first few nights in Hawaii sleepless and stunned.
It wasn't just the sudden transition from stark northern Europe to the lush and humid tropics that kept me awake.
It was only 10 years ago that Kona coffee acreage dropped to a mere 1,200 acres as the name Kona Coffee was becoming more of an icon throughout the coffee crazed world than the actual prized coffee bean from Kona.
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