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Hawai'i Coffee Association's

2021 Virtual Annual Conference and

12th Annual State of Hawai'i Cupping Competition

June 24 & 25

Aloha HCA members, sponsors, competitors, friends and supporters,

Please join us for these informative sessions in which we will share the most current information on each featured topic. The industry and the conditions in which we operate are changing rapidly. 2020 was the year of COVID and CLR. 2021 represents the year in which we have an opportunity to successfully emerge from these multilayered crises.

12th HCA Statewide Cupping Competition

The Hawaii Coffee Association hosted its 12th Statewide Cupping Competition & HCA’s 1st Remote Cupping Competition.

Competition Winners

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Virtual Conference Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, June 24

8 - 8:30   Message from HCA President Christopher Manfredi     WATCH

8:45 - 10:15   Keynote: Living with Coffee Leaf Rust — Emilio Lopez, Topeca Coffee Roasters     SLIDES     WATCH

10:15 - 10:45   Break

10:45 - 11:30   Hawaii Department of Agriculture Update     WATCH

  • Support for SB855, Pesticides Subsidies and Responding to CoffeeRequests to the Board of Agriculture by Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser
  • Update on proposed changes to Hawaii coffee grading standards by Randall DeAguiar     SLIDES
  • Pesticides Updates for Hawaii Coffee Growers by Greg Takeshima      SLIDES

11:45 - 12:30   University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Update     WATCH

  • UH-CTAHR Coffee Research and Extension Update - 2020-2021 by Andrea Kawabata     SLIDES
  • Supporting Hawaiian Agriculture: The IR-4 Project’s Impact by Julie Coughlin     SLIDES

Day 2, Friday, June 25

9 - 10   US Department of Agriculture/Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center Panel Update     WATCH

  • CLR on Hawaii Island: initial insights from six months of field monitoring by Melissa Johnson     SLIDES
  • Coffee Leaf Rust in Hawaii: Fungal Attacker Revealed by Lisa Keith      SLIDES
  • Coffee Leaf Rust Resistant Variety Trials in Hawai by Tracie Matsumoto      SLIDES

10:15 - 11:15   Hawaii Agriculture Research Center and Hawaii Coffee Growers Association Panel Update     WATCH

  • Regional Rust Report, and Coffee Leaf Rust Resistant Varietals by Kimo Falconer     SLIDES
  • Field Grafting to Control Coffee Leaf Rust by Tyler Jones

11:30 - 12:15   Social Media Marketing Tips by Vanessa Goncalves — Anthology Marketing Group     SLIDES     WATCH     

12:15 - 12:45   Break

12:45 - 1:30   Get To Know Us: The Hawaii Coffee Association Cafe Collective by Madeleine Longoria-Garcia and David Hall      SLIDES     WATCH

1:45   HCA Board of Directors Election Results by Tom Greenwell     WATCH

5:00   Hawaii Coffee Association Cupping Competition Award Ceremony by Brittany Horn of Pacific Coffee Research      WATCH

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