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KCFA’s 7th annual expo, trade show (Jan. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE

WHEN: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
(Vendor set up begins at 8 a.m.; doors open for general admittance at 10 a.m.) Free admission.

WHERE: Old Kona Airport Makaeo Pavilion

SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS:

* 11 a.m.-noon – “What’s Bugging My Coffee?” Panel of experts including Andrea Kawabata, Rob Curtiss, Bob Smith and Tom Greenwell

* 12:30-12:55 p.m. Workshop on Processing and storing my coffee
Bob Nelson for large scale, Emmerich small farms, Ken Sheppard on drying and Chuck Moss about storage and grain pro bags

* 1-1:25 p.m. Roasting and Packaging my coffee with Ken Sheppard on fluid bed roasters and Pacific Bags on packaging

* 1:30-1:55 p.m. “Marketing my coffee outside the box” Lee Paterson and more on new ways to sell your coffee

* 2 p.m. – HDOA Chair, Scott Enright
“HDOA & Kona Coffee Farmers Working Together”

* 2:30 p.m. – Lisa Keith of PBARC
“CBB Development Discussion” with Powerpoint Presentation

Food available on site for purchase, from the Lotus Cafe

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