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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kona Coffee Lovers

The 19th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival will take place in Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island, November 6th - 15th, 2009. The first coffee was planted in Kona by missionary Samuel Ruggles in 1828 or 1829. These first Arabica trees were taken from cuttings planted on Oahu a few years earlier. Coffee and Kona was a perfect match - Kona with its rich volcanic soil, hard-working family farmers, and perfect climatic conditions. Click here for more information and an overview of events during Hawaii’s oldest food festival.

There are still plenty of package deals available to the islands of Aloha! Contact a Hawaii travel specialist or your travel professional today.