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    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 28 Jul 2019
    • Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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    The Hawaii Coffee Association represents all sectors of the Hawaii Coffee Industry, including growers, millers, wholesalers, roasters and retailers. The HCA's primary objectives are to educate about, raise awareness of, and increase the consumption of Hawaiian coffees around the world.

    By offering your support for the Hawaii Coffee Association's Conference and Cupping Competition, we can continue promoting and growing the Hawaii coffee industry.

    Download the Sponsorship Packet here

    Donate products or services to our Silent Auction here

    SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


    Diamond Sponsor - $2,000 or more

    Named Sponsor of the Welcome Reception

    Included in HCA Conference Promotions

    All benefits of Platinum Sponsorship


    Platinum Sponsor - $1,500

    Named Sponsor of a Conference Event (TBD)

    One year of HCA Membership

    All benefits of Gold Sponsorship


    Gold Sponsor - $1,000

    Company Banner Display

    Display of Your Company's Literature

    Dedicated Social Media Post on the HCA's Social Media Platforms

    All benefits of Silver Sponsorship


    Silver Sponsor - $500

    Listing in the Conference Program

    Recognition by Emcee at all Events

    Social Media Mention


    Friend Sponsor - $75

    Listing in the Conference Program and our Appreciation

    Social Media Mention

    Should you have questions, please contact Ross Uehara-Tilton at rueharatilton@gmail.com.

    Mahalo for your kind consideration of these sponsorship opportunities. We could not offer this event without the strong support of companies such as yours who actively support the Hawaii Coffee Industry.


    Thank you to our sponsors!


    Special Thanks to




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    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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    Become an Exhibitor at the Hawaii Coffee Association's 24th Annual Conference. 

    The Hawaii Coffee Association proudly announces that the 24nd Annual Conference and Cupping Competition has been scheduled for July 25 through 27, 2016 at the Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu.

    The event starts with a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening beginning at 5:30 and officially kicks off on Friday.

    On Friday and Saturday during the conference we will have workshops on soil health, fermentation with yeasts, roasting and cupping workshops, and informative speaker sessions. We will also be hosting the Hawai’i Coffee Championships including Barista and Brewer’s Cup competitions, touring of the Kō Hana Rum Company and the Hawai’i Agriculture Research Center (HARC) in Kunia with a field tour of their ongoing research projects.

    We invite you and your company to our Conference as an Industry Exhibitor. We expect to have a vibrant and interactive group of attendees and presentations at this year’s event. Being a part of all the daily activities, entertaining tours, cocktail receptions, and the always exciting HCA Awards Dinner brings you closer to the farmers, roasters, and marketers attending the event.

    The Member Booth Display includes one Full Registration for the 2-day event inclusive of meals, reception and dinner, (registration fees are $225.00). It also includes a one year membership in the HCA for your organization, (a $250 value).

    We’d like to offer this opportunity for $599.00.

    We encourage you to register at your earliest convenience, as there is a limited number of booths available.

    Please download the Exhibitor Packet here.


    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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    The Hawaii Coffee Association has a Silent Auction at its annual conference. It is a popular event for our members and an important fund raiser for the organization.

    We are currently seeking donated merchandise from companies and individuals to help raise funds for HCA activities. Examples of items include (but not limited to) products, merchandise, artwork, crafts, gift certificates, coupons with discounts or services. The annual HCA Silent Auction is a popular event for our members and an important fundraiser for the association. We can also include a special offer, coupon or a branded item in each attendee's goody bag. Get discovered by over a hundred coffee professionals! Showcase your product or service while helping support the HCA.

    The 2019 conference is being held at the Ala Moana Hotel Honolulu HI and is well attended by farmers and other industry professionals. During the conference, the silent auction donations are on display where attendees can view and bid on a wide range of items such as t-shirts, hats, handbags, farm supplies, non-farm merchandise, services, gift certificates and discounts, resort stays, etc.

    Attendees find great deals and donors receive valuable exposure to business professionals. It is a fun and easy way to support an important segment of our local economy.

    If you decided to make a donation this year, please register or download, fill out and email this Procurement Form to alla.kostenko@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your support!


    Thank you to our donors!

              

                          

                                        

                

                      

             

       

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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    Aloha and thank you for your interest in competing in the 2019 Hawai’i Coffee Champs Preliminary Competitions

    *If you are planning to attend the competitions as a guest, please RSVP here.

    Please take a few minutes to review the information below about the competitions and conditions of entry.

    As this year’s first USCC Prelim, we’re kicking off the 2019-2020 National Competition season in Honolulu and inviting competitors from across all islands and the mainland to join us.

    Expanding on last year’s event, we are now hosting two competitions: Brewers Cup and Barista. Competitors are welcome to register for one or both competitions. If you would like to compete in both, you will need to complete two separate registrations, one for each competition.


    When & Where?

    This year’s competitions will be held on July 25-27 at the Ala Moana Hotel - Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i. Our events will be held in the Carnation Room.


    Rules & Regulations

    Before completing your registration, please read through the Rules & Regulations of your chosen competition to ensure you have an understanding of what to expect and what will be expected throughout the weekend.

    Barista: Rules and Scoresheets

    Brewers Cup: Rules and Scoresheets

    This and more information can be found on the USCC website.


    Conduct

    We, here, do not support discrimination of any kind and expect the same level of conduct from all attendees, Competitors, and Judges at our event. In participating, you agree to respect your Host, Judges, Volunteers and all your fellow Competitors. We, as the Host, reserve the right to ask anyone not adhering to our Standards of Conduct to forfeit their place in our Preliminary event and leave the premises. Please review the SCA Code of Conduct


    Who can compete?

    • We welcome and encourage all people aged 18 years or older to participate, regardless of their color, cultural background, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion or spirituality, or any other identity

    • Registration will be limited to 20 Barista Competitors and 16 Brewers Cup Competitors for a total of 36 competition slots

    • The registration fee for the Hawaii Coffee Champs is $40 per competition and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis

    • Competitors do not need to be residents of Hawai`i to participate, but they must hold a valid U.S. Passport or have 24 months of documented employment or scholastic curriculum in the United States of America


    Registration & Fees

    The fee for each Competitor registration is $40. If a Competitor would like to compete in both competitions, two registration forms must be submitted with two fees of $40 each, or $80 total. Your registration covers entry to the Hawai’i Coffee Champs Prelim Competition, a snack bar service for both days of the event, and an after party at Honolulu Coffee Company’s Experience Center on Saturday evening. Because the Competitions are happening in conjunction with the Hawai’i Coffee Association’s Annual Conference, all registered Competitors will have access to the on-site Conference lectures & workshops. Conference meals, however, are not included and must be paid for separately if Competitors would like to attend. Please see the HCA Conference Registration page for more information and details on pricing.


    Equipment, Wares, & Coffee

    As a Preliminary event Host, we are providing all coffee, wares and equipment! Competitors may bring their own wares and grinder, if you would like. However, these will be provided by the Host and available for you to use. Below, you will find lists of equipment provided for each competition.


    • The Host will provide competitors with a choice of 2 or more coffees for Service.

    • Competitors will select 1 of these coffees to brew and present to the judges during Service or competitors may select 2 or more coffees to blend together.

    • Coffee for use in the competition will be provided by 2 or more different companies.


    *Competitors may not select a coffee from their own roaster/wholesaler. If a Competitor’s current employer is one of the coffee providers for the event, then that Competitor must select one of the other provided coffees*


    • Prior to the start of competition, the Host will conduct a blind coffee selection tasting for Competitors to choose coffee(s) for Service. Basic information about the coffees (origin, processing method) will be provided to the Competitors after they have selected their coffee(s)

    • Competitors must use one of the 2 or more provided compulsory coffees

    • Competition wares and brewing devices will be provided, but Competitors may utilize any set of brewing devices or wares of their choosing, as long as they qualify according to the rules.



    Barista Competition Equipment

    • 1 x Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Volumetric, 3-group

    • 1 x Nuova Simonelli Mythos Clima Pro Grinder

    • 4 x Hario Scales

    • Service vessels

    • EspressoParts Steaming pitchers

    • Whole Cow’s Milk

    • Tamper

    • Knockbox

    Brewers Cup Competition Equipment

    • 1 x Mahlkonig Guatemala Grinder

    • 1 x Hot water tower

    • Service vessels

    • 2 x CJ Scales

    • 2 x Bonavita Kettles

    • 2 x Kalita Drippers & filters

    • 2 x Chemex & filters

    • 2 x French Press

    • 2 x Hario Servers


    Accommodation

    Reservations are now available at a special conference rate for booking at the Ala Moana Hotel through Tuesday, June 25th, 2019. Our section of rooms is in the Waikiki Tower with a room rate of $185.00 single/double plus taxes and fees. Please use the link below to make your reservations to receive the special HCA conference rate. Book with Special Room Rate here.



    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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    Hawai'i has been selected as an official host for the SCA US Coffee Champs Prelim Competition! The event will be hosted by the Hawai'i Coffee Association at this year's annual HCA Conference and will include the Barista and Brewers Cup Competitions to kick off the 2019-2020 Coffee Champs season. The competition will be held at Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, O'ahu on July 26 & 27, with a pre-competition coffee cupping selection on July 25.

    If you, or anyone you know, are interested in competing, please review and complete the registration hereAll are welcome to participate - new baristas, at-home coffee brewers, seasoned coffee professionals and everyone in between! Rules and regulations can be found on the registration page linked above and online at USCC's website.

    As a result of last year's USCC preliminary competition in Hawai'i, we saw two coffee professionals from our community advance to the Brewers Cup Qualifiers and one who made it to the national stage - let's keep it up and continue to represent the talents of our local coffee industry in these national competitions!

    Secondly, as these events require a lot of time to organize and resources to facilitate, we are currently seeking event sponsors in our local community. Please see the various sponsorship levels listed below and let us know if you would like to contribute.

    Partner - $1000+

    • Third-line placement of company logo/name and "in partnership with" title on poster, postcards, and website.

    • Company mention and tags on all social media campaigns and promotions

    • Special mention in sponsor announcements by the event emcee.

    Sponsor - $500+

    • Mini placement of company logo/name and "sponsored by" title on poster, postcards, and website.

    • Company tag on all social media campaigns and promotions.

    • Recognition from the event emcee.

    Basic - $100+

    • Company tag on all social media campaigns and promotions

    Roasted Coffee Sponsor - 15 to 30 lbs (green)

    • Your coffee will be available for competitors to use in their routines - according to USCC rules, the Prelim host will provide a selection of compulsory coffees for competitors to cup before the competition begins; from these coffees, competitors will choose one coffee or a blend of two or more coffees to compete with! We will need basic information on the coffee: origin, farm, process, variety, etc.

    • Because we are hosting the prelims at coffee growing origin, while it is not required, we would like to request Hawai'i-grown coffees.

    • Company tag on all social media campaigns and promotions

      Please email madeleine.alg@gmail.com if you would like to become a Roaster Coffee Sponsor. Thank you!


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    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu
    Register


    The Hawaii Coffee Association proudly presents


    HCA 24th ANNUAL CONFERENCE


    and


    11th Annual State of Hawaii Cupping Contest



    July 26 - July 29, 2019 

    Ala Moana Hotel

    Oahu, Hawaii


    Full Registration: $225 pp **

    Day Pass: $175 / pp ** 

    Dinner Only: $65 / pp


    Thursday Evening Welcome Reception is included for all registrants


    For full details on the conference, please click on this link.


    **Cupping contest entrants receive a $50 discount on a single Full or Day Pass registration.

    Limited to one per entity regardless of the number of entries the entity has entered into the contest.

Past events

13 Jun 2019 HCA Board of Directors' Meeting
16 May 2019 HCA Board of Directors' Meeting
11 Apr 2019 HCA Board of Directors' Meeting
02 Apr 2019 HCA Cupping Competition Registration 2019
14 Mar 2019 HCA Board of Directors' Meeting
14 Feb 2019 HCA Board of Directors' Meeting
27 Jul 2018 23rd Annual HCA Conference & Cupping Competition
19 Jul 2017 Exhibitor at the HCA Conference
19 Jul 2017 22nd Annual HCA Conference, Cupping Competition & Seed to Cup Festival
19 Jul 2017 HCA 2017 Conference Sponsorship
13 Feb 2017 HCA Cupping Competition Registration 2017
01 Feb 2017 HCA Board of Director's Meeting in Maui
16 Nov 2016 HCA Board of Director's Meeting - Second Wednesday
12 Oct 2016 HCA Board of Director's Meeting - Second Wednesday
14 Sep 2016 HCA Board of Director's Meeting - Second Wednesday
13 Jul 2016 HCA 2016 Conference Sponsorship
13 Jul 2016 Annual Conference for the Hawaii Coffee Association
08 Jun 2016 HCA Board of Director's Meeting - Second Wednesday
11 May 2016 HCA Board of Director's Meeting - Second Wednesday
13 Apr 2016 HCA Board of Director's Meeting - Second Wednesday
09 Mar 2016 HCA Board of Director's Meeting - Second Wednesday
24 Feb 2016 2016 HCA Cupping Competition Registration
16 Jul 2015 HCA 2015 Conference Sponsorship
16 Jul 2015 HCA 20th Annual Conference, Trade Show, and Cupping Competition
01 Apr 2015 HCA Cupping Competition Registration
10 Dec 2014 December 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
09 Oct 2014 October 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
13 Aug 2014 August 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
19 Jul 2014 Roast & Roots Community Event
18 Jul 2014 HCA Conference Cupping Workshop
11 Jun 2014 June 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
14 May 2014 May 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
10 Apr 2014 April 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
20 Mar 2014 HCA Cupping Competition Registration
12 Mar 2014 March 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
28 Feb 2014 Hawaii Coffee Industry - Strategic Planning Session
05 Feb 2014 February 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
15 Jan 2014 January 2014 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
11 Dec 2013 December 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
13 Nov 2013 November 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
10 Oct 2013 HDOA Rules for Standards for Coffee Public Hearing - Kau
10 Oct 2013 HDOA Rules for Standards for Coffee Public Hearing - Kona
09 Oct 2013 October 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
09 Oct 2013 HDOA Rules for Standards for Coffee Public Hearing - Maui
08 Oct 2013 HDOA Rules for Standards for Coffee Public Hearing - Oahu
07 Oct 2013 HDOA Rules for Standards for Coffee Public Hearing - Kauai
11 Sep 2013 September 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
14 Aug 2013 August 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
19 Jun 2013 June 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
15 May 2013 May 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
24 Apr 2013 April 2013 HCA Board of Director's Meeting
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