Best In The World Hawaiian Ka'u Coffee Festival Farmers Do It Again The Ka'u Coffee Festival on the Big Island of Hawaii in early May brought about as much business to Ka'u Coffee farmers as they could handle. Festival goers picked them clean. Farmers sold out, selling more than last year, and declaring that demand is starting to outstrip supply. For many farmers, however, this festival was a celebration of real achievement 16 years after the sugar industry shut down and some intrepid displaced workers started their own coffee farms.
The efforts the farmers and their cooperatives made are being hailed as one of the best examples of post-plantation small business success in Hawaii. Ka'u Coffee ranked in the top ten in the international ... Read More