Kona coffee labeling settlements top $13M

  • Coffee is picked at Rancho Aloha in Holualoa. Kona coffee farmers will soon be eligible to receive a share of millions of dollars in a 2019 class action lawsuit against retailers falsely labeling coffee beans and products as premium “Kona” coffee. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file )

Kona coffee farmers will soon be eligible to receive a share of millions of dollars thanks to proposed settlements in a 2019 class action lawsuit against retailers that falsely labeled commodity coffee beans as premium “Kona” coffee.