Howzit Howard: Specialty Coffee Association

Howzit Howard: Specialty Coffee Association

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Specialty Coffee Association of America meets tomorrow in Anaheim, California, but they did their cupping competition early, and U.S. best was Rising Sun Coffee from Ka'u District, at the bottom of the Big Island. Congratulations to Will and Grace...Will and Grace Tabios, that is.

More rain has alleviated the drought. The Molokai Reservoir is three percent higher than in the past week. But most of the drought alleviation has been on Windward sides, while Kohala on the Big Island actually saw its drought conditions worsen, to the point where it's killing some livestock.

David Black, who plans to sell or fold the Star-Bulletin in the next week, has made job offers to 600 Advertiser employees for up to ten percent less than they make now.

Alaska Airlines say in September it will launch a second daily flight here from Portland, just after the old Northwest Service in the corridor is canceled by Delta. And Big Island officials will be in Tokyo today to see what it will take for JAL to keep its nonstops to Kona.

Hawaiian Airlines, waiting to hear if it can get approval to fly to Tokyo, marks an international anniversary today. Its second anniversary of service to Manila. One in five Hawaii residents have some Filipino ties.