Kope Kabana co-owner Doreen M. Zankowski was recently elected to the Specialty Coffee Association Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The association is a non-profit, membership-based association consisting of coffee farmers to baristas and roasters from around the globe and spanning every element of the coffee value chain. The mission of the SCA is to create an effective, authentic, and dynamic organization to give voice and substance to the possibilities for specialty coffee worldwide.
Kope Kabana is proud to announce that it was named a "People's Choice" award winner, second place, at the 2018 Kona Coffee Festival. Kope Kabana was chosen from more than 65 coffee producers who displayed their products at the festival. We are so pleased to be named winners two years in a row!
Kona coffee is special and we cherish its uniqueness. Some fellow Kona farmers have taken on big businesses--Walmart, Amazon, Costco, and others--for selling "fake" Kona coffee. Read the story from Modern Farmer. https://modernfarmer.com/2019/03/kona-coffee-growers-sue-walmart-amazon-costco-and-more-for-selling-fake-kona/
Kope Kabana was awarded the prestigious Five-Star 100% Kona Chef's award at the 2017 Kona Coffee Festival. Three local chefs from the Big Island of Hawai'i chose Kope Kabana as a coffee that displays the quality and characteristics of classic Kona coffee. The chefs sampled coffee from more than 30 purveyors. We could not be prouder to receive this award, in the first year of our participation in this esteemed festival. It was amazing to be part of Hawaii's oldest coffee festival, celebrating Kona's world-famous coffee. Kope's owners--Sheree, Doreen, Billie Jean, and Howard--thank our many workers and supporters who have helped us from the beginning, making our coffee as delicious and special as it is. Mahalo.
An article in the January 30, 2017 edition of Time magazine asks (and answers) the question: Is coffee the latest antidote to aging? Author Alice Park notes that "There's growing evidence that a daily jolt of java may be a healthy habit, thanks to its ability to keep heart vessels clear and lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, as well as its cancer-fighting antioxidants." She goes on to state that coffee also appears to help combat aging. The study she cites focused on the cells of coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers. It found that older people who consumed more caffeine tended to have lower levels of inflammation--the culprit behind a number of chronic diseases associated with aging, including...