Tropical Gardening: Colombian coffee OK, but Kona coffee no ka oi

Photo courtesy of VOLTAIRE MOISE Medellin, Colombia, once infamous for drug cartels, has become the City of Eternal Spring and a city of gardens. Major landscaping efforts have made it a great tourist destination, thus opening markets for high-value specialty crops such as coffee, cacao and floral products.

We are in Medellin, Colombia, participating in the International Palm Society meeting. The coffee is OK, but we miss our Kona fix.