In most coffee shops, you can choose a cup of joe brewed with beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Now, a new crop of coffee growers is working to get coffee brewed from California-grown beans included on those menus. Local farmers embraced the idea of California coffee and started planting their own crops. The burgeoning state industry now boasts 30 farms growing more than 30,000 coffee trees, according to the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. At least two dozen more farms began growing coffee in 2018.
The Second and last American state active coffee producer is Hawai actually is the second most valuable commodity produced in the state of Hawaii, known worldwide for its gourmet 100% Kona coffee, but true coffee lovers know that Kona is only part of the story. In the last century, coffee has jumped across the island chain, breaking new ground in flavors and growing techniques. People in the Hawaii coffee industry are passionate, even fanatical. When talking to farmers, roasters or baristas, it’s hard not to find their enthusiasm energizing. It’s not just the caffeine that affects them. Coffee inspires minds, infuses dreams and fulfills destinies. For this industry, coffee isn’t a way of life — it is life!