The Hawaii Coffee Association held its annual conference at the Maui Tropical Plantation from July 19-21, 2017. In conjunction with the conference, the HCA also held the 9th annual statewide coffee cupping competition which had 107 total entries. The competition is divided into two divisions, commercial and creative, and is open to all coffee farms in Hawaii.
Hawaiian Queen Coffee placed 2 entries in the Top 5 of the commercial division. We are very proud to have received the 4th and 5th place awards at this exciting event! We have now received 4 awards at this competition over the past 2 years with our 100% Kona coffee.
Since its inception in 1970, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival has sought to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s unique nearly 200 year coffee heritage. With nearly 50 events over 10 days there’s something for every Kona coffee lover. Festival signature events include a Kona Coffee & Art Stroll, Kona Coffee Cupping Competition, Kona Coffee Farm & Mill Tours, International Lantern Parade or explore Kona coffee country’s cafe’s, shopping and community with a self-guided driving tour brochure.
Hawaiian Queen Coffee took 3rd Place in the 2016 Kona Coffee Cupping Competition, Crown Division with our 100% Kona coffee. This is the fifth time that we have placed in the top-3 of this prestigious event.