Get Buzzed: Time for the Kona Coffee Fest

This Big Island Institution Draws Hundreds of Growers and Enthusiasts of "the bean"

Get Buzzed: Time for the Kona Coffee Fest

For nearly two centuries, caffeine enthusiasts have been reaping the benefits of Hawai‘i-grown (and harvested) coffee on the Big Island. Every November, the most devout followers and leaders in the Hawai‘i coffee industry share, demonstrate, taste, cook with, draw and paint their most prized coffee beans with anyone with the desire to experience them. It’s called the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, and this year it all unfolds on November 4 – 13 in Keauhou.

The statement “there’s truly something for everyone” fits the bill for this festival. In no particular order, you can experience: A cupping contest, the crowning of Miss Kona Coffee 2011, a coffee cherry picking contest, a golf tournament, cooking demonstrations that make use of coffee as a featured ingredient, artwork inspired by coffee, a parade and much more.

The events are centered this year throughout the Sheraton Keauhou Resort, which is offering special Coffee Festival room rates as well as kama‘aina rates.

For more information on event listings, sponsors and even maps of Kona coffee farm driving tours, head over to www.konacoffeefest.com

The statement “there’s truly something for everyone” fits the bill for this festival.