Journeys of Discovery: Kona coffee's Japanese farming history
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for an exploration of Kona Historical Society’s, Kona Coffee Living History farm, the onetime home of the Uchida Coffee farm founded in 1913. Discover how Kona coffee was grown and harvested by the pioneering Japanese farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Underwriting support provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.
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The Kona Coffee History show was selected as a “Best-of-the-Best” travel show from the Journeys’ archives encompassing the past 31 years. This show was originally broadcast December 28, 2016 as an NPR affiliate KCBX on-air broadcast and NPR One podcast.