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Hawaii Coffee Association Hosts Annual Cupping Competition on Kauai

The fields at Kauai Coffee. Daniel Lane photo The 18th Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) Conference and 5th Cupping Competition is July 18-20 at the Kauai Beach Resort. Offering a full lineup of informative activities, the annual event attracts statewide coffee industry growers, processors, roasters, wholesalers and retailers. The gathering is also open to the public…

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July 2, 2013

Roy’s Coffee, A Royal Kona Sellout

Roy Yamaguchi tells me how he encouraged farmers to grow for Roy’s restaurants. Daniel Lane photo.   I’m a big fan of Roy Yamaguchi. He makes gorgeous food that tastes delicious, and he’s a nice guy. I had the honor of meeting him, and we talked about the challenges of sourcing from local farms and…

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March 24, 2013