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Recent Coffee News: Kona Coffee Growers Sue Walmart, Amazon, Others for Selling Fake Kona Coffee

 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/

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Kope Kabana Wins Prestigious Coffee Award

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.

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Can Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer?

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...

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How to Brew A Perfect Cup

  The Right Beans The perfect cup of coffee starts with the beans.  They should be fresh-roasted, ground perfectly, and stored for maximum freshness and flavor.  There is no right or wrong in terms of the roast or the strength of the coffee you make.  But having the best beans--in our opinion, those from Kona, Hawai'i--ensures the best coffee. Equipment You do not have to spend a fortune to have equipment that complements the outstanding coffee beans you've chosen.  Whether you choose to use a French press, a drip coffee maker, or a fancy Italian machine, the most important thing is that the equipment is cleaned after each use.  Coffee oil can build on equipment, making your coffee taste bitter...

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