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
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.
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.
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- 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
- HCA’s 2021 booth at the Taiwan International Coffee Show
- 2021 ATO cupping in Taipei
- 2020 Virtual Hawaii Coffee Mart in Taipei
- 2019 talk at the Taiwan International Coffee Show
- 2019 Facebook Live with 王瑞瑤的超級美食家