Kona Coffee Cherries

Nearly ripe coffee cherries enjoy the midday sun at Greenwell Farms in Kona.  These won't be roasted for coffee, but instead will be sold for seeding new coffee plantations in Hawaii.

Kona coffee is expensive.  Labor costs in Hawaii are very high, driving a complete collapse of most commodity agricultural exports from the islands.  Sugar and pineapple exports are basically for tourists, not for the world market.  Unlike those commodities, Hawaiian coffee can command premium prices, and so supports a successful export business.


Post a Comment