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Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Allegedly Sold Falsely as Kona-Grown

April 15, 2020, 7:04 PM

Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. falsely represents numerous “Kona” coffee products as originating from the Kona District of Hawaii, when they are made mostly of beans from less desirable regions, a new proposed class suit in federal court in the state alleges.

Kona coffee, renowned for its distinctive flavor and aroma, is one of the most famous and revered specialty coffees in the world. Only coffee grown on farms located within the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii can be truthfully marketed, labeled, and sold as Kona coffee, the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District ...