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Weather, bugs eat into state’s coffee production

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COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The white parts of the beans reflect damage from the pest.

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COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The coffee berry borer remains a concern for isle farms.

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JAMM AQUINO / 2013

Hawaii’s coffee crop was valued at $49.2 million last season, down from $62.6 million the precious season, a drop of 16 percent.