How do you know it's real Kona Coffee?greenspun.com : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread
I have heard that most of the coffee that is sold claiming to be grown in Hawaii, isn't really grown there. Do you know of a brand that can be trusted to come from Hawaii?
-- Suzy Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 1999
You're right and you have to watch out.You need to read the label good and watch out for the small print on the label that it says "Not less than 10% Pure Kona Coffee." If you see that then you know you just bought "coffee" or more specifically, a blend, not 100% Pure Kona Coffee. You just got one Kona Coffee bean and nine Columbian Beans. To be on the safe side you need to look for 100% pure Kona Coffee. Take a look at the 1998 Kona Coffee Cupping Competition for some real good Kona coffee (http://www.kona-cupping.com/).
-- Steven Helton (email@example.com), January 14, 1999.