Hundreds of farmers – literally hundreds – have coffee trees on the Big Island.
The majority are in South Kona District, with a couple dozen or more in Ka'u District.
But increasingly people are growing coffee all over Hawaii County.
There are four coffee farms – 10 acres – in Hilo.
There are 15 farms – 45 acres – in Kohala and Hamakua.
There are 20 coffee growers – 70 acres – in Puna.
It's early to tell how the flavor of coffee in these areas will compare to Kona and Ka'u because it takes a few years for a new grower to figure out the best way to grow coffee on that land in that micro-climate.
But even if it doesn't rival Kona flavor it can provide a local option for blended coffees.