Coffee yield expected to see significant dip

MAX DIBLE/West Hawaii Today Armando Rodriguez shows an example of how a black twig borer affects coffee tree branches.

MAX DIBLE/West Hawaii Today Salvador Cancino harvests coffee Monday at a farm in Kealakekua.

KAILUA-KONA — Coffee season ended abruptly, some two months earlier than usual, for West Hawaii farmers. While causation is likely multifaceted and open to debate, the consequences creep closer to certainties.