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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival call for entries (Nov. 4-13)


Kona coffee takes center stage at the 41st annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in November. Several events are calling local residents and visitors to take part in the Festival fun.

UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Picking Contest

Rise early Sunday, Nov. 6. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at Ueshima coffee farm in Holualoa. Coffee pickers of all ages and experience are welcome.

KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest

Got a favorite recipe using 100% Kona coffee? Hurry up and enter in the professional, amateur, culinary student and keiki divisions for great cash prizes and bragging rights. Entry forms available at Deadline to enter is Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Kona Coffee Art Show

Art must be on the theme of coffee, either by subject matter or medium. Entry form and pictures due Oct. 28.

WholeCup Consulting and UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Cupping Competition

Kona Crown division entry closes Nov. 3. Classic division is limited to 60 farms and entry division closes Oct. 26. Winner of the Crown competition will receive a 2011 First Place Ribbon and will have 2,000 Lls. of their coffee sold to UCC and enjoyed by UCC customers around the World.

Kona Barista Jam and Ultimate Barista Challenge

The new Kona Barista Jam and international Ultimate Barista Challenge (UBC) Hawaii are looking for Hawaii barista to compete in the celebrated UBC Hawaii barista competition. The top scoring Hawaii barista will win a trip to attend the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America conference next April in Portland, Ore.

Kona Coffee Lei Contest

This popular event is part of Saturday, Nov. 12 Kona Coffee Marketplace – Festival of Artists and Ethnic Foods at Makaeo County pavilion. There will be two categories Wili and Kui and cash prizes for 1-3 places. Entries must be submitted by 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Makaeo County pavilion.

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized and supported as a ‘Major Festival’ by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) as the Festival showcases Hawaii’s unique culture and diversity.

Kamehameha Schools is a presenting sponsor of the 2011 WholeCup Consulting and UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Cupping Competition; Kona Barista Jam & Ultimate Barista Challenge Hawaii; and Kona Coffee Market Day at Makaeo County Pavilion.

Keauhou Resort is a presenting sponsor of the 2011 official Kona Coffee Cultural Festival events in Keauhou Resort.

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is also supported by Ueshima Coffee (UCC Hawaii) Corp., KTA Super Stores, Kawakami Family of Captain Cook Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, Rapozo Kamaaina Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, West Hawaii Today, and numerous other corporate and community donors.

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