| Kaʻū Coffee Mill submitted testimony to the Hawai'i Legislature this session urging truth in labeling to protect 100 percent|
Kaʻū Coffee from branders who mislead buyers. Photo from Kaʻū Coffee Mill
"As the signature agricultural product produced in this state, why don’t the coffee farmers and our product have the same protection from the State of Hawaii as Idaho potatoes, Vermont Maple Syrup, California Almonds? I don’t think I could taste 10% of Vermont Maple Syrup and I certainly would not buy a watered down version of any product. If I was duped into buying such a product under false labeling practices I would never buy or trust any product coming out of that geographical region again.
"At the end of the day, it is the blood, sweat and tears of the coffee farmer that has built the Hawai'i coffee industry, not the blender or the hotels that push 10% blends on unsuspecting visitors. Who is reaping the economic benefit of such practices? I assure you it is not the hard-working farmers who produce some of the world’s finest coffee."
Kaʻū's representative in the House, Jeanné Kapela, was an author of the bill. Kaʻū's Sen. Dru Kanuha was an author of the bill in the Senate.
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Mazie Hirono to be confirmed
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CONSCIOUS COMMERCE is the topic on Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10 for the in-person Teamwork, Leadership and Preparing for the New Economy Training Serices. It runs for two days at University of Hawai'i at Hilo, UCB 127 at 200 W. Kawilli St. It is free and sponsored by Ku'ikahi Mediation Center.
Entrepreneurs can learn how to: Align passion and purpose to livelihood; identify and overcome obstacles to success; create vision and mission; create a sustainable business plan; envision a small carbon footprint; build a success and support team; and propose and sell ideas.
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This Training Series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the Atherton Family Foundation, County of Hawaiʻi, and Hawai'i Island United Way, and in partnership with University of Hawai'i at Hilo.
REMEMBERING OUR HANABATA DAYS is the theme of the 2023 reunion for graduates and friends of alumni of Kaʻū schools. The event dates are Oct. 27 and 28 in Las Vegas at the California Hotel, where special rates for rooms and food have been arranged for four nights within the Oct. 25-31 window, with the opportunity to reserve additional nights. Reserve rooms no later than Sept. 25 by calling 888-715-0711.