November 15, 2010 – KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii
Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Karin Stanton
Of all the organizations that work hard to bring the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival to life, few are as deep rooted in the industry as Kamehameha Schools.
Through the legacy of its founder, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools is endowed with 365,000 acres of land statewide, 98 percent of which is in agriculture and conservation.
On the Big Island alone, roughly 800 Kamehameha Schools agricultural tenants are actively farming a variety of crops, including the world famous Kona coffee. More than 70 percent of Kona coffee is grown on the
Kamehameha Schools North Kona land manager Les Apoliona said the farmers are the ambassadors of the Kona coffee brand worldwide.