Kona Coffee Council

Aloha, E' Komo Mai! (Welcome!)

The Kona Coffee Council is an organization of Hawai'i farmers who grow, process and sell the World's Best coffee! Kona Coffee is grown only in the Kona district on the west side of Hawai'i Island (the Big Island), where it has developed over 175 years. These heritage trees thrive in the unique combination of sunshine, rainfall, location, and volcanic soil - only available in Kona, to create our award-winning coffees.
Rocky volcano slopes nurture it.
Sun-drenched mornings ripen it.
Misty afternoons refresh it.
Six hundred farmers meticulously handpick it.

Please explore our site to learn all about our product and why we are proud of it.


Did you know that Hawai'i is the only state in the US to commercially grow coffee and among the islands here, only the Kona district grows this gourmet treat? Because of our rocky location and the fact that the coffee 'cherry' does not ripen all at the same time, we cannot mechanically harvest our trees. Since we must inspect each bean as we pick them, you are assured a perfect cup of coffee, which was picked when ripe, and not a combination of immature or overripe beans.

Whichever producer you buy from, look for the Kona Coffee Council's "Seal of Approval" (as shown in the upper left corner of this page) on each bag you buy, to ensure that you are getting the best: 100% Kona Coffee!



I've had quite a few questions on where to buy Botanigard or Mycotrol. For this program - the HDOA CBB Pesticide Subsidy program - you can buy at any commercial vendor. Please remember to save your original receipts. Applications will be available beginning in July to apply for 50% reimbursement on purchases made through 7/1/16 through 6/30/17.

If you have receipts for purchases made 7/1/15 through 6/30/16 please file now. The application takes about 25 minutes, requires your TMK and asks questions on how you manage CBB on your farm.




HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FORM PPC17-01 COFFEE BERRY BORER PESTICIDE SUBSIDY APPLICATION Application accepted through 6/30/2017 For the State of Hawaii Fiscal ...

Please contact me with any questions.


Gwen Hicks


Hawaii Department of Agriculture

CBB Subsidy Program Coordinator

Phone: 808-323-7578

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 226

Captain Cook, HI 96704

Physical Address:

82-6130 Mamalahoa Hwy, Room # 4

Captain Cook, HI 96704

Upcoming events

Made in Hawaii 2018

We can hand carry last minute Donations

Every year, the Kona Coffee Council attends the Made in Hawaii Festival at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.  This year's festival is the weekend of August 17-19.  With more than 30,000 attendees, it is a great way to get your coffee in front of a huge audience.

The Kona Coffee Council has a long history at Made in Hawaii.  Repeat customers always hurry back to find their favorite coffees and try some new ones.  They love the large variety we offer, including all roast levels, half pound, one pound, whole bean, ground and even flavored coffees.  With so many choices, customers often purchase several different brands then choose their favorite and contact the farm directly for more.

Donating coffee for this event is one of the most cost effective ways of gaining brand exposure.  Any donation is appreciated but the more bags you provide, the more exposure your farm will receive.

The Made In Hawaii festival is the primary fund raising event for the Kona Coffee Council.  This is the ONLY time of the year that KCC will solicit our members for donations of coffee.  Your donation will go towards the Kona coffee community by helping to fund other public outreach events, continued CBB research and subsidized Botanigard.

If you are willing to donate, please reply to this message or give us a call at 808-938-1860 to arrange for drop-off or pick-up.  All donations must be received by Thursday,  August 10.


Roger Kaiwi
Kona Coffee Council
Made in Hawaii Committee



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