Coffee in Keei planted by Princess Likelike, 1878.

Kona Coffee

O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:—

Here is something I have seen with my own eyes: a Coffee [Kope] plantation growing in Keei, South Kona.

That Coffee plantation of H. Cooper is perhaps 150 acres large, and the Coffee is growing well, and no disease [kakani] is seen on the Coffee; its leaves are a beautiful green.

The Coffee plants have reached their second year or so, and are fruiting well. At this time a majority is ripe, and for the new plants of one year old, some of the plants have many fruit while others have no fruit. This goes to show you that it is profitable to plant a lot of Coffee.

Some of the Coffee that is growing there was planted by Princess Likelike Cleghorn with her very own hands. They are drooping with fruit.

This is maybe how Hanalei droops in the heavy rains.

I am done here, and to the Editor goes my thanks and the type-setting boys my salutations.

W. I. Y.
Keopuka, S. Kona, Hawaii, Oct. 15, 1878.

[Happy Coffee Day to all my fellow coffee drinkers!]

(Kuokoa, 11/16/1878, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVII, Helu 46, Aoao 3. Novemaba 16, 1878.

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