The amazing Hawaiian weather made it a great place for the coffee industry. In fact, Hawaii is the only state in United States that can grow coffee commercially. The coffee belt in Hawaii is found in Kona. It has two miles wide from 700 feet to 2,000 feet elevation. Coffee also grows in other Hawaiian district like Puna, Hamakua, and Kau.
Coffee can be harvested all year-round. However, the highest production starts in late summer to early spring. A total of 7800 acres are planted with coffee throughout the state.
Hawaii isn’t safe from the coffee rust disease. In fact, the results of this epidemic slowed down the production of coffee in the state. Until now, the farmers are still doing their best to prevent further spread of this disease and to treat those plants that were affected.