The folks at Bellissimo’s Coffee Universe have finally gotten a revamped Coffee Review off the ground… and in a fairly substantial way. Not only are Ken David’s [sometimes] monthly reviews back online, but so are what appear to be the complete archive of his reviews.

This month Ken cups Kona. While he offers kudos to small farm Konas in general, I’m disappointed that my favorite growers, Bob and Cea at Smithfarm’s, didn’t make his radar. Still, Davids offers a rounded point of view, and his companion article, Are Kona Coffee’s Worth It? sums up the question of Kona well…

…the higher price this coffee commands enables a lot of passionately committed, often innovative small farmers to pursue both quality and distinction and get paid something resembling fair prices for their efforts. Would that were true right now elsewhere in the world of fine coffee.”

Amen.

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