‘It’s not just a Kona problem’: Another year, another fight over coffee-labeling law

  • Bags of Royal Kona Coffee are labeled with “10% Kona coffee blend” at Target in Hilo. File photo

  • Kona Coffee Cherry grows in the coffe belt. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Coffee Cherry. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Coffee is picked at Ueshima Coffee Farm in Holualoa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Coffee tree branches hang from the weight of cherry in Holualoa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

The latest effort to change labeling requirements for Hawaiian-grown coffee blends is making its way through the state Legislature.