Hawaii Coffee Association Crowns 4th Year Grand Champions Of Hawaiian Coffee

21 Jul 2012 4:00 PM | Anonymous
Hawaii Coffee Association Crowns 4th Year Grand Champions Of Hawaiian Coffee

At 17th Annual Conference on Maui

By Jonathan Sechrist, HCA, 07/21/2012

- Waikapu, Maui, Hawaii

The Hawaii Coffee Association has crowned its Grand Champions of Hawaiian Coffee at its 17th Annual Conference and 4th annual Cupping Competition at the Maui Tropical Plantation in beautiful Waikapu, Maui on Saturday, July 21st.

Wood Valley Coffee Co. from the Ka'u district received Grand Champion honors in the Commercial Category for those entries that had at least 300 pounds of the winning coffee available for purchase as of the time of entry.

Heavenly Hawaiian Farms from the Kona district received Grand Champion honors in the Creative Category for those entries that had less than 300 pounds of the winning coffee available for purchase. The Creative Category encourages farmers to try new cultivation or processing methods without having to produce a commercial-level quantity of coffee.

The coffees were 'cupped' and scored from a pool of 117 premium Hawaiian coffees, a 100% increase ....  

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