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A cup of aloha : the Kona Coffee epic

Author: Gerald Kinro
Publisher: Honolulu, Hawai'i : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Cup of Aloha is a heartfelt portrait of the farmers, millers, landowners, merchants, and laborers who struggled to keep themselves and their industry alive. The author traces coffee's history in Hawai'i - from its arrival in Kona in 1828 and the early shift from plantations to family-run farms, to the economic ups and downs generated by the Great Depression, World War II, and the Vietnam War, to Kona's position  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Kinro
ISBN: 0824826787 9780824826789
OCLC Number: 51722753
Description: xii, 149 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Coffee comes to Kona --
The pioneers --
The players and their roles --
Life on a family coffee farm --
Rock Bottom Road: the dark years --
The World War II years --
Tales of verticals --
Coffee in the new state --
On Heartbreak Hill: the beginning of the end of the Nisei era --
On the road to pure Kona --
Fight for identity --
A cup of aloha.
Responsibility: Gerald Kinro.

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Kona is one of the world's premium coffees. Its small-scale cultivation on family farms means that it is especially susceptible to price swings and market gluts. This text offers a portrait of the  Read more...

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