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Upcoming events

    • 04 Sep 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • CTAHR Conference Room, Kainaliu
    Monthly Meeting of the Kona Coffee Council Board

    Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month except for January when the Annual General Meeting is held.

    Meetings are held in the conference room located at CTAHR Extension office in Kainaliu, mauka of the Aloha Theater.

    KCC members and the public are welcome to attend.
    • 02 Oct 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • CTAHR Conference Room, Kainaliu
    Monthly Meeting of the Kona Coffee Council Board

    Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month except for January when the Annual General Meeting is held.

    Meetings are held in the conference room located at CTAHR Extension office in Kainaliu, mauka of the Aloha Theater.

    KCC members and the public are welcome to attend.
    • 04 Oct 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay - Bayview Grounds

    KONA COFFEE COUNCIL

    (Established 1985)

    2014 Cream of the Crop

     

    Contestant Rules and Guidelines

    The Kona Coffee Council's 2014 Cream of the Crop coffee and dessert tasting competition will be held on October 4, 2014 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay - Bayview Grounds from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. 

    The opening of the competition for the Chef’s and People’s Choice awards is at 9:30 AM and will close at 12:30 pm.  There will be two sets of awards each for first, second and third place: one from the Chefs judging, “The Chefs’ Choice”, and the other judging will be from the guests judging, “The Peoples' Choice”.  The award results will be announced as soon as possible, thus allowing continued public tasting and the opportunity for contestants to continue to sell their coffee till closing at 1:30 PM 

     There will be three categories in both the Chef’s and People’s Choice awards:

    Open - 100% Kona origin.

    Estate – Single TMK & must be a member of the KCC

    Organic - participants in the Organic category must submit a copy of their  organic certification with their application.  If fewer than 5 entries are received for the organic division, those entries will be placed in either the open or estate division.

    All coffee entries are to be 100% Kona Coffee. 

    21 booths are available at the event. The selection of contestants will be determined by lottery if there are more than 21 applications. 

    Due to the limit of openings for only 21 of over 650 Kona farms, it is the policy of Cream of the Crop that each contestant is allowed only one entry, a choice of one of the three categories, even though some have more than one parcel, TMK, etc.

     For the Chef’s Choice competition: contestants are required to submit ½ pound of roasted Kona coffee to the KCC – Cream of the Crop Event Welcome Booth from 8:30 AM but no later than 9:00 AM the day of the event. Any entries received after 9:00 AM will not be judged.  This coffee is for the Chef’s Choice tasting competition only.  This ground coffee will be brewed by the chefs in a French Press: please grind your coffee accordingly.  Your coffee must be the same roast as the coffee you are serving the public.

    For the People’s Choice competition: contestants are required to brew their own coffee before arrival and serve the public from their own pump pots.  We recommend you have a minimum of 5 pump pots.  Be prepared to start serving your coffee at 9:30 AM.   ONE ROAST ONLY!  There are NO facilities for brewing more coffee, so please plan accordingly.

    Tables with linens, 2 chairs, and shared trash cans will be provided by the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa.  The Kona Coffee Council will provide four ounce (4 oz) cups for the public tasting.  The contestants should provide their own cream, sugar, stirring sticks, and napkins, square pop-up tents WHITE ONLY 10 x 10 Costco type. Bring a handcart to get material from your vehicle to your booth. Unloading only is by the loading dock. All vehicles must be moved to the designated event parking as soon as possible.

    Decorations are not to exceed the length and breadth of the table. Every thing must fit on the table; NO additional display cases or backdrops are permitted.  Bags of your coffee and other related products may be sold during the competition.  Set up can begin as early as 8:00 AM. 

    Your application, with fee of $30.00 and required certifications must be received on or before October 1, 2014.  Applicants not selected will have their entrance fee refunded.  Mail your application package to:

                       Kona Coffee Council – Cream of the Crop

    C/O Gloria Biven   

    P.O. Box 829

    Captain Cook, HI  96704

    Phone (808) 938-0142

    gbiven@hicoffeeco.com

     You may pay on line and download the application on line.  See the Kona Coffee Council web site for the application form under the Resources button.

     By submitting your application you agree to abide by the guidelines as set out by the Cream of the Crop Committee.

    2014 Coffee Entry Form

    2014 Dessert Entry Form

    2014 Official Rules


    • 06 Nov 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • CTAHR Conference Room, Kainaliu
    Monthly Meeting of the Kona Coffee Council Board

    Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month except for January when the Annual General Meeting is held.

    Meetings are held in the conference room located at CTAHR Extension office in Kainaliu, mauka of the Aloha Theater.

    KCC members and the public are welcome to attend.
    • 11 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tours will leave from Keauhou Shopping Center
    • 20

     

    Coffee Farm & Mill Tour

    Visit working Kona coffee farms.  Learn about Kona coffee, how it is grown and processed and taste the coffee for yourself.  These are real farms so some walking on uneven terrain may be required.

    There are two separate tours, the first on Tuesday, November 11th and the second on Friday, November 14th.  Both tours are 9am to 2pm, leaving from Keauhou Shopping Center.

    Note:  The pick-up/drop-off location has changed from previous years.  This year it is at the Keauhou Shopping Center at the south end of Alii Drive.  We will meet in the main parking lot area, in front of Long's Drugs.

    $75.00 fee includes a box lunch.

    A
    Festival Button is required for all festival events and can be purchased separately for $3.00.

    This event is for the tour on Tuesday, 11 November 2014.

    • 13 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, Ainakai Restaurant
    • 124


    Annual Dinner & Benefit  Auction


    Network with the coffee industry as they celebrate the harvest and announce the winners of the cupping competition.


    Location: Sheraton Keauhou Resort & Spa, Ainakai Restaurant

    Cocktails (no host) at 6:00 pm

    Buffet Dinner at 7:00 pm

    Live and Silent Auctions.

    Dinner is $60.00 with a Festival Button or you can purchase a button with your ticket for an additional $3.

    If you paid for your tickets online, your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.

    • 14 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tours will leave from Keauhou Shopping Center
    • 24

    Coffee Farm & Mill Tour

    Visit working Kona coffee farms.  Learn about Kona coffee, how it is grown and processed and taste the coffee for yourself.  These are real farms so some walking on uneven terrain may be required.

    There are two separate tours, the first on Tuesday, November 11th and the second on Friday, November 14th.  Both tours are 9am to 2pm, leaving from Keauhou Shopping Center.

    Note:  The pick-up/drop-off location has changed from previous years.  This year it is at the Keauhou Shopping Center at the south end of Alii Drive.  We will meet in the main parking lot area, in front of Long's Drugs.

    $75.00 fee includes a box lunch.

    A
     Festival Button is required for all festival events and can be purchased separately for $3.00.

    This event is for the tour on Friday, November 14, 2014.

    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • CTAHR Conference Room, Kainaliu
    Monthly Meeting of the Kona Coffee Council Board

    Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month except for January when the Annual General Meeting is held.

    Meetings are held in the conference room located at CTAHR Extension office in Kainaliu, mauka of the Aloha Theater.

    KCC members and the public are welcome to attend.

Past events

07 Aug 2014 August Board Meeting
03 Jul 2014 July Board Meeting
05 Jun 2014 June Board Meeting
10 May 2014 Pau Hana Beach BBQ
01 May 2014 May Board Meeting
03 Apr 2014 April Board Meeting
06 Mar 2014 March Board Meeting
28 Feb 2014 Hawaii Coffee Industry - Strategic Planning Session
06 Feb 2014 February Board Meeting
01 Feb 2014 2014 Annual General Meeting
05 Dec 2013 December Board Meeting
08 Nov 2013 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Friday)
07 Nov 2013 Dinner & Benefit Auction
06 Nov 2013 Cupping Competition
05 Nov 2013 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Tuesday)
30 Oct 2013 November 2013 Board Meeting
10 Oct 2013 HDOA Rules for Standards for Coffee Public Hearing - Kau
10 Oct 2013 HDOA Rules for Standards for Coffee Public Hearing - Kona
03 Oct 2013 October Board Meeting
05 Sep 2013 Moisture Meter Workshop
05 Sep 2013 Monthly Board Meeting
24 Aug 2013 2013 Cream of the Crop Coffee Competition
01 Aug 2013 Monthly Board Meeting
11 Jul 2013 Monthly Board Meeting NOTE DATE CHANGED DUE TO HOLIDAY
06 Jun 2013 Monthly Board Meeting
11 May 2013 Pau Hana Beach BBQ
02 May 2013 Monthly Board Meeting
04 Apr 2013 Monthly Board Meeting
07 Mar 2013 Monthly Board Meeting
07 Feb 2013 Monthly Board Meeting CANCELLED (no quorum)
19 Jan 2013 2013 Annual General Meeting
17 Jan 2013 CBB Workshop
06 Dec 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
09 Nov 2012 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Friday)
08 Nov 2012 Dinner & Benefit Auction
07 Nov 2012 Cupping Competition
06 Nov 2012 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Tuesday)
01 Nov 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
04 Oct 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
22 Sep 2012 CBB Spray Demonstration & Workshop
06 Sep 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
17 Aug 2012 Coffee Donations Needed for Made In Hawaii
11 Aug 2012 Cream of the Crop Dessert Competition
11 Aug 2012 2012 Cream of the Crop Coffee Competition
02 Aug 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
19 Jul 2012 Hawai'i Coffee Association 2012 Conference
05 Jul 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
07 Jun 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
07 Jun 2012 Kona Risk Management School
22 May 2012 GAPs / Food Safety Workshop
17 May 2012 Business Tax Workshop
03 May 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
24 Apr 2012 CBB Talk Story Session
16 Apr 2012 Coffee Berry Borer in Kau
12 Apr 2012 Worker Protection Standard Workshop
05 Apr 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
13 Mar 2012 Record Keeping Workshop
06 Mar 2012 CBB management
03 Mar 2012 CBB & Pruning Workshop
01 Mar 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
17 Feb 2012 Catersource Tradeshow
02 Feb 2012 Monthly Board Meeting
14 Jan 2012 2012 Annual General Meeting
11 Jan 2012 Tax Workshop for Farmers
06 Jan 2012 SCAA Coffee of the Year
29 Nov 2011 Risk Management Workshop
16 Nov 2011 CBB and Little Fire Ant Workshop
11 Nov 2011 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Friday)
10 Nov 2011 Kona Coffee Council Dinner & Benefit Auction
08 Nov 2011 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Tuesday)
04 Nov 2011 2011 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
24 Sep 2011 Berry Borer Workshop
13 Aug 2011 Coffee Donations Needed for Made In Hawaii
06 Aug 2011 Cream of the Crop Dessert Competition
06 Aug 2011 Cream of the Crop Coffee Tasting Competition
08 Jul 2011 HCA 16th Annual Conference, Trade Show and Cupping Competition
15 Jun 2011 WUSATA Branded Program Seminar
18 Apr 2011 SCAA Cupping
18 Apr 2011 SCAA Showcase
16 Apr 2011 Pau Hana Beach BBQ
02 Apr 2011 Coffee Berry Borer - Botanigard
31 Mar 2011 Coffee Berry Borer Entomologist
29 Mar 2011 Coffee Berry Borer in Hawaii and Prospects for Control
09 Mar 2011 Ag Tourism Seminar - Hilo
02 Mar 2011 Coffee Talk- CBB Tips, Appplication etc.
19 Feb 2011 Coffee Berry Borer Trap Workshop
22 Jan 2011 Annual General Meeting
13 Nov 2010 Cultural Festival Grand Parade
12 Nov 2010 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Friday)
11 Nov 2010 Kona Coffee Council Dinner & Benefit Auction
10 Nov 2010 Gevalia Kona Coffee Cupping Competition
09 Nov 2010 Coffee Farm & Mill Tour (Tuesday)
08 Nov 2010 Incestuous Blending Demonstration
05 Nov 2010 Cultural Festival Lantern Parade
05 Nov 2010 2010 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
11 Sep 2010 KCC Pau Hana Sunset Cruise Aboard Fair Wind II
10 Sep 2010 Mealani's Taste Of The Hawaiian Range 15th Anniversay
09 Sep 2010 Big Island Farm Fair & Label Contest
02 Sep 2010 KCC Monthly Board Meeting
16 Aug 2010 Made in Hawaii Festival
31 Jul 2010 Safe and Legal Use of Pesticides and Other Farm Products
24 Jul 2010 Kona Coffee Council's Cream of the Crop coffee tasting competition
16 Jan 2010 2010 Annual General Meeting

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