Earlier this week, Barack Obama, the US president, announced plans to create a free trade agreement with some Asia-Pacific countries during an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Hawaii.
The decision comes as coffee growers in the US state struggle to keep their generations-old businesses going.
The growers say they are in favour of the proposed deal because Asian markets are "willing to pay more for a good product than the average American citizen".
Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Source: Al Jazeera