Coffee Events - Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i offers numerous opportunities to explore the myriad ways coffee is produced in Hawai‘i and the variety of flavor profiles that can be found. At the following events, growers, roasters, and baristas are eager to teach, answer questions, and serve to curious drinkers.

Hawaii Coffee Association Statewide Cupping Competition & Annual Conference

The premiere multi-day event for the state’s coffee industry, which includes industry presentations, workshops and a statewide cupping competition. Esteemed judges use Specialty Coffee Association standards in evaluating nearly a hundred samples.

Dates: Summer months, usually July
Location: Varies

Ka‘u Coffee  Festival

Events include star gazing, farm tours, a recipe contest and brewing with baristas. Attendees can experience Ka‘ū coffees, meet the farmers, and enjoy local culture via the epic Ho‘olaule‘a which includes local food, hula, and live music. On the following morning, the Ka‘ū Coffee College offers free seminars from industry experts.

Dates: April and/or May
Location: Pahala Community Center, Hawai‘i Island

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

This 10-day event is one of Hawai‘i’s oldest and most successful festivals, celebrating cultural activities along with Kona coffee. Popular events include the Kona coffee recipe contest, the coffee harvesting contest and, farm/mill tours. The Kona Coffee Cupping Competition showcases the best Kona coffees grown each year.

Dates: Annually in November
Location: Kona, various, Hawai‘i Island

Maui Seed to Cup Coffee Festival

This festival, organized by the Maui Coffee Association, features demonstrations and coffee-inspired food and drinks. This is a festival with character; its most quirky event is a fashion show with clothing made from filters and burlap sacks.

Dates: Summer
Location: Maui, varies

Coffee Events - Asia

Through partnership with the Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council, the Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) utilizes USDA Foreign Agricultural Services funds to support exports, especially to mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

To receive more information about the below activities, please email us at

2022 Events

  • HCA’s November 2022 booth at the Taiwan International Coffee Show
  • Fall 2022 Reverse Trade Mission with buyers from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong brought to Hawaii
  • Cupping and tasting events in Taiwan and mainland China - dates to be determined

Past Events


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