Kona coffee labeling settlements reach $15.25M

Kona coffee beans and grounds are displayed at the Cream of the Crop in 2016 at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Kona coffee farmers have each begun receiving their share of a $13.1 million settlement reached in a 2019 class action lawsuit against retailers that falsely labeled commodity coffee beans as premium “Kona” coffee.