Kona Coffee Ads

Hawaii’s coffee industry never got as big as the sugar and pineapples industries at their peak. However, unlike these common products, Kona coffee was grown in rich, volcanic soil in Kona, Hawaii, and developed into a premium coffee type and one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Plus, while sugar and pineapple production has phased out in Hawaii, Kona coffee still remains today.

Kona coffee were exported as early as the late 1800s, and its ads started showing up in American newspapers shortly after. They usually emphasize flavor, quality, strength, and purity. See more Kona coffee ads in our Flickr collection: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uhmlibrary/sets/72157642473533555/.


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