This law aims to protect Hawaiian coffees from being misrepresented in blends. It mandates that if a Hawaiian coffee is used in a blend and the coffee is named on the package (i.e. “Kona coffee”), then the package must represent the coffee accurately. The blend must contain a minimum of 10% (by weight) of the origin named, the label must clearly state the percentage, and the size of the font on the label must adhere to specific guidelines.
For complete details and a full written description of the law, please read HRS Chapter 486-120.6.
All Hawaii-grown green coffee packaged for sale or transport, either in-state or out-of-state, must be clearly marked, labeled, stamped or printed in the English language with the exact grade and geographic region of production. The grade statement must appear on a tamper-proof tag or on the same panel as the geographic identity of the container.
For complete details and a full written description of the law, please read HAR Chapter 4-143-1.