Big Island Hawaii’s Kona coffee—the world’s 3rd most expensive cup of Joe

Dec 17, 2017

Judi Boulter visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer at Trellis Coffee Company on the Big Island of Hawaii
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The Trellis Coffee Company, producers of the Kona Joe Coffee brand on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of hundreds of coffee producers in the Kona District. Kona Joe was the first island coffee grower to utilize a trellising system. 

Trellised coffee plants at The Trellis Coffee Company on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Trellising provides the same advantages that have proven advantageous in vineyards around the world--maximizing solar exposure, and efficient plant spacing and harvesting. 

The view from Kona Joe Coffee visitor center at The Trellis Coffee Company on the Big Island of Hawaii. Higher elevations serve best for maximizing flavor qualities of Kona Coffee
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Join Judi Boulter at The Trellis Coffee Company on the Big Island of Hawaii as she “talks story” with Tom Wilmer.

Kona coffee processing production at Kona Joe's on the Big Island of Hawaii
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