"the hawaii coffee association lined up growers to testify before a state senate committee on a measure to seek a state study on coffee labeling. . .
'the hawaii coffee industry continues to suffer from frauds and cheats who are masquerading non-hawaiian coffees as the real thing,' the association said. . .
'there are no truth in labeling laws governing producers on the mainland. this results in products being represented as 100 percent hawaiian when they may have little or no hawaiian content.'"
amen. too many unscruplous folks try to rip-off coffee lovers by charging high prices for fake kona, or blends have so little kona in them that the proportion is nearly meaningless.
this is a basic consumer protection issue and ought to be a no-brainer!
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