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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : HONOLULU, APRIL 23, 1S0S.
COFFEE MAN TALKS
jf Continued irom First Page.)
The A. J. FULLER
Has arrived from New York, and on her we have a very gen
eral assortment of merchandise, such as Nails (Cut, Wire, Plain and
Galvanized), Ship and Cut Spikes, Oakum, Pitch, Cotton Waste,
Galvanized and Black Iron Water Pipe, Cylinder, Engine and Car
box Oils, Lane's Hoes and Handles, Long Card Matches, Spokes,
Hubbs, Rims, Blacksmiths' Coal, and a large lot of Bar Iron.
These are but a few of the many items that we have on this ves
sel. What you wish and do not see above mentioned just ask for.
We have about everything that a Hardware store should have.
E. O. HALL & SON, Ld.
Corner Fort & King Sts.
1
1 1 . A II V
i Goods i Pus
look
Handsome
Carriage?
Are right because they are
bought right, of well known
and old established factories,
which are just as anxious as you that they give satisfac-
tion. All Goods bought direct ot tactory. ino middle
man's profit.
Turn Under Delivery Wagons.
Just the thing for Honolulu's narrow streets.
Handsome Double and Single Surrey Harness.
ICHUMAN':
CARRIAGE and HARNESS HOUSE,
m mm m rf- r
FORT ST., above Club Stables.
TEL. 205.
Hamakua Plantation,
1 Paauilo, Hawaii, H. 1.
Mr. J. G. Spencer,
Pacific Hardware Co.,
Honolulu.
Dear Sir:- The Secretary Disc Plow I pur
chased from you is giving us satisfaction. We
are using it to plow under a crop of lupins. They
are three feet high and very thick. Your plow
turns them completely under, at the same time
plowing the land fourteen inches deep.
I feel satisfied that with this plow the draft
for the same quantity and depth of work is as
6 to 8. That is, with the old plow, to do the same
work, it takes 8 good mules; with your plow it
takes only 6, and they are less tired at night.
Please send me another plow by first schooner
leaving for this.
You are at liberty to use this in any way you
may see fit. Yours truly,
A. LIDGATE.
ROBERT CATTON.
212 Queen Street. Honolulu.
AGENT FOR
THE MIERLEES, WATSON & Y.ANsCMachinery
WATSON. LAIDLAW & CO .
Centrifugals and Cream Separators.
JOHN FOWLER & CO. (Leeds), Ld. ......
Steam Ploughs and Portable Railway.
ttttc risdon IRON WORKS General Engineerings
MARCUS MASON & CO., Coffee and Rice Machinery.
J. HARRISON CARTER. Disintegrators.
f.ATTM: WEILL & 45.
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bunders and Machinists.
213 Queen St., bet. Alakea and Richards Sts., Honolulu.
Invite Enquiries for General Ironwork; Iron and Brass Cast
ings. Ships' Blacksmiths. Cemetery Mailings cum
Crestings Made to Order: Samples on Hand.
TEL. 410.
.r- nnnrniDTI V ATTPMnPH TO.
from another, due to conditions as I
have already explained. Moreover
this test would be decided on the judg
ment of professional coffee tasters, and
not habitual drinkers, as you would
infer tv vour criticisms. It is the
same in the case of tea and wine; and
if tine experts, especially in the latter.
were to consume all the samples placed
before them in the course of a day,
their judgment as to values would be
on a par with the 40 year coffee drink
er.
In vour issue of the 25th' March, you
say, "Out of 1,000 pounds of berries
picked from the trees only a limited
percentage is rated prime and sold at
the highest price. There are several
grades, each grade with less value.
Thp lowest srrade may bring only 6
cents ner nound. What the tender
foot ought to know, and what we, who
wish to Diir. the industry on a firm
basis, must tell Ihim, is what the aver
age price of all the grades will bring
This has not yet been done, we un
derstand that in this town there are
n number of verv discouraging' ac
counts of coffee sales in San Francis
co. These represent the value of the
average grades and not the hignest."
Now. Mr. Editor. I do not Know
w!ao vour authority may be for the
above statement, :bui. he decidedly does
net belong to the class whom you
would like to see exterminated. He
evidently does not know much abouS
coffee berries, cr he would not ta.i?
such nonsense; or perhaps he may re
fer to a variety of coffee with which
I am not familiar; if so, thank -heaven,
it has not as yet found its way into
this district.
In the first place what you say has
T,nf veon rirvnp. T can nro-ve 'to the
uuw, fcvA - y
pnntra-rv bv the quotations I append
herewith. For your information, and
that, of vour learned friend, it may
be as well to state that tfhere are real-
lv onlv two defined species of the
coffee tree, viz.: the "Arabian" and
"Siberian;" all the other coffees are,
mprplv varieties of the former, ana so
far as I am aware of, produce cherries
in n ..similar manner.
Out. of 1.000 'tons of berries picked
from the trees anywhere, they will be
fn.nnrl to contain only four kinds, or
grades as you term it, of bean, viz.;
ppa. ihprrv. sound parchment, manorm-
ed beans and light coffee. What the
percentage of malformed .beans might
v,a in a. samnle of Kona coffee, I do not
know, as I have never had occasion to
separate them. What the percentage
nf nea. berrv and light coffee are how
ever, I do net know. The former, as a
rnip i considerably greater tnan any
thing I remember in Ceylon, and tine
latter is small, 'but this will vary with
thP conditions of the season during
time Ktt 'harvest. In any case as this
.in is of no value, it reduces the kind
nf Tvpns in a coffee cherry to three;
of which I riaould say, under favorable
conditions, the malformed beans wouia
fnrm vp-rv small percentage.
vrm will nerceive therefore, in place
nf half a dozen, or more grades of
coffee, ranging in price from 17 cts. to
r. Ats. ner nound. A cotfee tree unuer
..i ;,roJ-.Ti will. nrfflllfe only tWO
UUIUVauuu, fc f
qualities, not grades, of coffee, viz.:
nea berry and flat bean.
nf rtiirse. through ignorance or
carelessness, it is quite possible, in the
r, nf nnlDins:. washing ana ler
montiti? Ptc. to so smash up and dis
w h p bean, that the .percentage
left which would realize 17 cts. per
pound, 'would foe very small, ana tne
hsianr.e. would range all the way
down to 6 cts. per pound. Please re
momh0r hnwpver. Mr. Editor, that this
could never happen in the hands oS
hP "ever nresent experiencea man.
tvko wn.rd srade is a wrong term to
n qp in connection withi plantation
coffee, as it designates one quality in
?ri fn. -nn other. After the parch
ment has been subjected to .the hul
ur, nnri nolisihins: process, it is passed
through what is known as a separating
vinp whioh classihes tne conee dt-
cording to size; a very different thing
rim crrn r? 1 n P it.
- nf fho .mnst imnroved and mod-
em machines for this purpose makes
the following classihcations,
r.,,cf ,0mnii and broken beans, small
pea berries, large flat beans, large pea
i rnd .malformed beans.
UCl 1 ICO un"
Leaving out the ddst, broken and
oifnrm0fi hPfins we would have twro
ir,a r.pa bprrv and two sizes ot
flat bean; but one classification for pea
berry is all that would be necessary,
on tvip ahnvH samDles would re
present coffee of a superior quality,
ur,m nnm hp no sudh thing as
CX 11 LI LIU- 1
n Jyrn frnm 17 CtS. to 6 cts. per pound
for any one of them. They would all j
,mnn,i trwn nrires nrovided they be ;
sent to the proper markets, as l shall
shortly illustrate. .
The word "grade" therefore, signi
fying an inferior and superior quality
of coffee cannot be applied to "Plan
tation." ,
If you were to pick up i0 bags or
i.'nnn" onffpp fmm various ports along
this'coast, then your argument would
1,1,1 fnr vnil WOUld TrODaDI Uin-i
as many grades in the true sense of
Vn titt1 from the fact of the numer-
ous and varied methods employed in .
their preparation.
A coffee tree therefore, produces j
,,,1 oni nnmind beans: and not as i
you would infer, like a cniul s Christ-
mas tree, loaded witn an aasmimeui;
of articles a few at a high figure, but
the majority of small value, line souna ;
beans reperesent the crop, anu db x j
Mro oirp.ndv said, in the hands of the i
experienced 'man, will turn out coffee j
of a superior quality, it is uan.tu
into two or three sizes in order thai;
the best juices may be a realized fori
P-irh lot. in the dmerenc marhtw
where suci are in demand. For in
stance pea berry fetches a high prices
in Mincing Lane or tne lonuon mar-
r-ct. whiiP in San Francisco it is on
a par with ordinary coffee. Again thf
whereas in the American market the
smaller bean is just as highly appre
ciated. The foregoing are some cf 'the facts
connected with the value of coffee,
which the tenderfoot ought to know;
but which apparently, neither you
Mr. Editor, nor a good many more in
t'.:ese Islands are aware of.
In submitting the following quota
tions from correspondence, I have held
with parties aboard on the value of
coffee, I withhold all names, as I have
noc requested permission to publish
th same. I can vouch for the authori
ties as being genuine, and can show
the original loiters to any responsible
gentleman in Honolulu if desired.
"San Francisco, July 25, 1S94.
"The samnlps von mailed us of thiif
date, are certainly very fine, the besi
we have ever seen of 'Kona coffee; in
fact believe the only cultivated "Kona'
that has ever come under our notice.
We would be pleased tohandle. in any
way that, would be mutually agree
able, all the coffee that you niay 'have
this, or any coming year. It must
take, ifs place in competition with Cen
tral American coffee of equal appear
ance, until such time as consumers
shall become convinced of its merits.
Ourselves we know it to be worth
more money than any Central Ameri
can coffee by considerable. A few
consumers are also aware or tne same
fact, but not sufficient to warrant any
trade except in a small way."
(The above is from a large well
known 'house who handle tons ot
coffee.)
"San Francisco, July 3, 1S94.
"Judging from 'the small quantity
of shelled coffee submitted among
others; the quality at least ranks with
the verv best Central Americans; and
if on the spot would today fetch about
22 cts. for the first separation, about
the same figure for the pea berry, and
nroDortionality lower tor tne Seconal
x -
and t'hirds. If your friends would asnd
a sufficient quantity of clean coffee to
enable our dealers to thoroughly tesi
the roastine and drinking quality, I
have no doubt but that it would soon
hp in hisrh favor here."
(The above is from a leading broker
who handles large quantities of Cen-t
tral American and other cottees.)
London. August 3, 1S94
We -have examined very carefully
the samples sent us, and it is undoubt
edly a fine color, bold and wortn a
the present dates quotation -wnen
cleaned fully 104 per ton. In reply
to vour farther enquiry we could sell
any quantity, very readily of coffee of
the quality of the specimen now Deiore
us Referring: to the coffee you hava
sent us along, since writing the abovo
.mpntinmpd oorticn of this letter, we
have lh.own the samples to other buy
ers and they are all very pieaseia w un
. 1 A i . . i fr 1 IT .o A Tf I C O r?
it, and we nave ueeu suuu&ij Utv
hv hnvprs of larse quantities to im-
w - . .
nress upon you the wisdom or maKin,j
iv?Tvm,o,nfa ti this country. From what
tv.o-r env it would soon mane ior iueii
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a good name, and oug'ht to leau w
very large business to mutual auvam
fTh above from a large imporuiis
house established for over three-quar-
ara nf fl fftTltlirV.)
ll-io ' . o-
TTnnolulu. March Id, l&fo.
that if these only
,0.nn.t n No. 2 grade there is an
mnrket. for , either in toan
: T n dnn 51 1 ton ratlES. ThO
t ranciseu ui jju"uu"
CARTER MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN SITE
J
The above diagram will make clear the Charles L. Carter lemorial Foun
tain site spoken of in this paper yesterday morning. The cross indicates the
place favored by a number of the relatives and immediate friends of the late
Mr. Carter and by many other citizens who deem it a privilege to honor the
memory of such a man as was Charles L. Carter. The corner proposed is
one of the most prominent points in the whole park reservation and can be
greatly beautified. '
Just
to
Hand
GENTS' WHITE AND COLORED
Alcaca
M.
Coats,
The nattiest and coolest for the
warm weather.
ooo
fients
Tl6S5
Childr
In all the Latest fetching colors.
ooo
en's
In White and Colors.
Sun Bonnets,
F. EHLERS & CO
Fort Street;
lAssociate Prees Dispatch S. F. Chronicle.
A LARGE INCREASE OF BUSINESS.
The sales of the Remington
bean is a bold colony one, and to th
best of my memory compares iavoiu,uu
cc.mr.TPs of Ceylon, I saw
sold in Mincing Lane last year which
cwT ad vlnoe othe Cental Ameri- ckCKCKCX0000OC OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
can grades." . ,
(From a well known and highly re-Honolulu.)
biJCCLCU v,- ,
Some prices quoiea iu
w ir. S. Co.'s crop, 1894.
tH"l . . TTTf
large flat, 98s. at 100s. per cwt.; small
.flat, 95s. at 9bs. per cwt
-i nnined and washed.
.orohmnt. No. 2 sampLe oi pu.u
wPd hulled parchment, rso. 6
sample of pulped ana
. m-oc flvp among the oesi
MvP .e.en from the Islands,
cemea - , a,r wp
and it the T"
couia get x.--. ", --., due A
drink is very guuu, 'tuio I o
n thP romDlete absence of sour beans rnrnCiOO 0000XXXXXXX)X)00
TJ! Wee of these in Island conees vw
.hurts the flavor more p
an idea, and likewise
-i fc npr rjound. n
have picked the sour beans out o these
samples and shouici su uuc
ihP coffee up witn faui ,
And that the coffee
...... i r.-,na. than we quote aooe.
mucia ies tn
We have shown yu.
i r,Tri thpv seem
same opinion as above . and if j ou can
Trenare the coltee equai .
pre?a In nn, nav to separate and
Dies u " - , . cav vnii
srade down there; uiai - - : Vrv
ldinn.a PeTbert se Us Tor ry little
mixed, as pea Den v n-,arket "
mere than flat bean in th market .
vw. Mr. Editor, as i
NEW YORK, April 5.
Standard Typewriter, the world over, for March this
year, largely exceeded any previous month in its his
tory. Typewriter sales are a good barometer of general
industrial conditions.
H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd,, Sole Agents.
tween the lines in ovir comments on
"experienced men" in the coffee busi
ness. We referred and he should have
seen it, to the second class of men,
mentioned in his letter who call them-
experienced, and are misleading
derfoot. These are the men who
tell fabulous stories about the yield of
desired to gto a l u nthprn on ov nr anil then declare
t the tencieriooL, - nco
I St1 mp, I thought I would fur- . fc the coffee w511 command the high-
nih some particulars and ausac,, . . &ny market. We do be
which I leave to tie judgment o knows as much
: re;Lutri " . , . i
r t ha
lui Lilt
about the business as any one living
here, and he is one of the experienced
men of another sort. THE EDITOK.J
'fore hand, and apologizin
space I have taken up.
.i p .ii,. --iirc
FamuuHJ 3 CHAS. D. FILLER
rto we Repair Broken
,.forri to were pulped " v r
the sampi - m,li!1Prv
Quaker Bread.
Made by Particular People
For Particular People.
The GERMAN BAKERY
833 FORT ST.
TELEPHONE 077.
n i washed and hulled by machinery,
ant a!n!L, hMna mcked out were
nntl nit? ui"; f c--.nr
Droken ones. 'The absence of ,o or
bans referred to in -out; ux
tionVis due to the process adopted in
Jhe fermenting and washing and not
r nnv hand picking.
I mav sav that with the proper ma
chinerv, and a sufficient and under cul
Hvation 1 will guarantee to prepare
? quantity of coffee equal to the
samples quoted in this letter
iii
jf No matter wnetner
LuUlwrdb the trouble's due to
a " won't work" shutter ora
broken lens or, in fact, if
there's anything wrong with
it we'll fix it up in a way
to suit and at a price that'll
satisfy you.
BIART
win
FOIIT ST.
JEWELER.
Tne only Progressive Bakery in Honolulu.
REMOVAL NOTICE.
JOSE de ESPIRIT0 SANTOS
Manufacturer or
GUITARS, UKULELES, AND TARO
PATCH FIDDLES,
Has removed to
King St, near Punchbowl St.
eHawa
Han Gazette
London market cans ror a iuSe
Mr. Miller has failed to read be-
bean of a uniform size ana coior,

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