Do you know the history of Hawaiian coffee?
Do you know the history of where Hawaiian coffee came from?
Read on to learn about the history of Hawaiian coffee.
Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. with climatic conditions essential for growing coffee. The mix of rich volcanic soil, a year-round warm environment and plentiful rainfall provides the perfect environment.
From 1850 to 1900 coffee was Hawaii's most significant agricultural crop. Sugar cane and pineapple came onto the scene early in the twentieth century and, since they were much easier to grow and less labor intensive, a lot of coffee acreage was transformed to these new crops. Hawaiian coffee was generally grown on little, independent farms. Just recently, however, fairly big plantations have actually been providing the bulk of the crop.
Current financial elements have dramatically modified the Hawaiian agricultural market. Foreign competition has caused the sugar and pineapple markets into a large decrease, with no significant recovery in sight.
Lots of sugar and pineapple plantations have actually closed, leaving thousands of acres of valuable farmland under-used or not made use of at all. Coffee is being progressively deemed a sensible replacement crop.
After petroleum, coffee is the second most heavily-traded commodity in the world, and millions of farmers depend upon coffee for their livelihood. Each cup of coffee you consume connects you to real people and places. Your choice of coffee helps guarantee a better life for farming households and hope for the future!
At Maui Wowi DC, we serve only Hawaiian coffees -- from all of the Islands. You'll find it to be the best tasting coffee you've ever had! And now we can deliver it to you, with coffee and espresso catering: perfect for any office or private party event. Contact us to learn more.