Ka’u Coffee Festival begins Friday.
It’s time for the 11th Annual 10-day Ka’u Coffee Festival. Day one begins April 26 and runs thru May 5, 2019 at various locations in the Big Isle’s Ka‘u District.
The festival highlights award-winning K‘au Coffee and everything that makes this large, southern district of the Big Island so special.
Events are at different venues over the festival’s 10 days. Activities include a scholarship pageant, paina at the historic Pahala Plantation House, Ka‘u Coffee Recipe Contest, Coffee & Cattle Day, Star Gazing atop Mt. Makanau, a mountain Water System Hike in Wood Valley, K‘au Valley Farm Tour where you can plant coffee seedlings, an all-day Hoolauea and the Ka’u Coffee College. Some events are free while others have a fee.
There is a Hoolauea on May 4 is a full day of free live music, hula, local food and coffee booths, artisan crafters, keiki activities, educational displays and farm tours at the Pahala Community Center and surrounding community.
We also offer the Ka‘u Coffee Experience where attendees get to sample and compare a variety of Ka‘u coffees prepared numerous ways.
Farm tours, with shuttle transport, are also available for a nominal fee.
HCA is a non-profit advocacy group representing numerous stakeholders positioned throughout Hawaii’s coffee supply chain – from soil to cup — including individual farms, processors, roasters, retailers and service providers—that have organized to speak in a unified voice, facilitate education and provide notable marketing support.
HCA strives to advance the sustainability of Hawaii’s coffee. The 24th HCA Annual Conference and 11th Annual Statewide Cupping Competition is July 25-27, 2019 at the Ala Moana Hotel here on Oahu.
For more details on the festival visit www.kaucoffeefestival.com