Hawaii Coffee Production Declines, Prices Increase

Aug. 21, 2015

Hawaii’s 2014-2015 coffee production is 11 percent lower than the 2013-2014 crop season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Maui Now report. Coffee marketings were 7.5 million pounds, down from 8.4 million pounds the year prior.

The average yield is at 960 pounds per acre, down by 60 pounds from previous year. The statewide farm price for coffee averaged $6.70 per pound for the 2014-2015 season, an increase of 8 percent from the previous year.

The revenue for coffee is estimated at $50.3 million for this season, a 4 percent drop from last year.

Coffee Berry Borer remains a concern for the industry although the USDA and the state have made progress with implemented measures.