Hawaii Coffee Association 28th Annual Conference, Trade Show &
14th Statewide Cupping Competition
June 15 - 17, 2023
HCA will be hosting its Annual Conference and Cupping Competition on the island of Kauai in the beautiful Kauai Beach Resort & Spa. Please join us for a weekend of education, fellowship and fun!
We've assembled a vibrant and interactive lineup of presenters and exhibitors. Our conference schedule is packed with industry professionals at the top of their field. We’ve planned interactive workshops on cupping, roasting, green grading, brewing, grinding and field grafting, seminars on coffee fermentation and roast theory. Events include a networking cocktail mixer, Latte Art Throwdown at the Outpost Cafe, our always-popular Statewide Cupping Competition awards ceremony, where you can taste the winning coffees, and a delicious full service dinner.
Keynote Speaker: Marc Marquez, Director of Coffee at Savor Brands
*Workshops are subject to change. You will be notified about any changes to the workshops you are registered for.
Reservations at a special conference rate are now available at the Kauai Beach Resort & Spa. Book online or call 808-246-8582 and provide group code 3213374.
Book now* through May 15th, with room rates starting at $275.
Number of available rooms is limited!
*This is a busy travel season in Hawaii and our room block availability depends on hotel's availability. We recommend booking your room at your earliest convenience, as the hotel might sell out closer to the conference dates.
Conference sponsorship is available at a variety of levels. Please consider sponsoring the conference as a company or an individual.
By offering your support for the Hawaii Coffee Association's Conference and Cupping Competition, we can continue promoting and growing the Hawaii coffee industry.
We invite your company to our Conference as an Industry Exhibitor. Being a part of all the daily activities, cocktail receptions, and dinner brings you closer to the farmers, roasters, and marketers attending the event. Exhibitor packet includes one full conference registration and one year HCA membership registration. See the list of this year's exhibitors below.
Registration window is now closed. The winners will be announced at the upcoming conference on Friday, June 16, at 3:30pm and published on this page thereafter.
The Cupping Competition is the Hawaii Coffee Association's opportunity to honor the work of Hawaii coffee growers. For growers, the competition provides benefits such as feedback from professional coffee tasters (Licensed Q Graders); new market opportunities with buyers willing to pay premiums for high quality coffees; and the opportunity we have as a community to collaborate in the progression and improvements of Hawaii Coffee.
To help prevent the spread of CLR and CBB, please read and follow these guidelines during your visit to Kauai.