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Tiny bark beetle threatens coffee industry across the state

KI‘AI MOKU

November 10, 2013
By LISSA FOX STROHECKER , for The Maui News

Hawaii is the only state in the United States where coffee is grown commercially, and Hawaiian coffee, often synonymous with Kona, is beloved throughout the world. Coffee farms have started springing up on Maui in recent years. "There are maybe 20 times more coffee farmers than 10 years ago," said Sydney Smith, owner of Maliko Estate Coffee and president of the Maui Coffee Association.

 
 
 

 

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