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Coffee Grown like Wine.

Kona Joe Estate-Grown Trellised trel·lis  
1. A structure of open latticework, especially one used as a support for vines and other creeping plants.

2. An arbor or arch made of latticework.

 Coffee is produced by growing the coffee trees on trellises just like grapevines. In fact, the farm utilizes many techniques from the finest vineyards.

Kona Joe Coffee is grown on Alban Farms, a 20-acre family owned estate in Kona's verdant ver·dant  
1. Green with vegetation; covered with green growth.

2. Green.

3. Lacking experience or sophistication; naive.
 Kainaliu Valley, adjacent to the Mauna Loa Mauna Loa (mou`nə lō`ə), mountain, 13,680 ft (4,170 m) high, in the south central part of the island of Hawaii, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Its many craters include Kilauea and Mokuaweoweo, two of the world's largest active craters.  Volcano. Owners Deepa and Joe Alban describe the proprietary process used to cultivate their coffee, "The Arabica a·rab·i·ca  
a. A species of coffee, Coffea arabica, originating in Ethiopia and widely cultivated for its high-quality, commercially valuable seeds.

b. The beanlike seed of this plant.

 trees are grown on trellises similar to those used to nurture fine wine grapes. This technique gives the coffee cherries maximum exposure to the sun and allows them to achieve their optimum sugar content and ripeness. Once they are fully mature, the cherries are hand-picked and roasted to perfection in small batches by our skilled roastmaster."

Kona Joe Trellised Coffees are available at Neiman Marcus, Liberty House of Hawaii, Dean & Deluca and on their web site.
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Title Annotation:Kona Joe Coffee
Publication:Tea & Coffee Trade Journal
Geographic Code:1U9HI
Date:Aug 20, 2001
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