Winners from the Hawaii Coffee Affiliation’s 11th Annual Cupping Competitors


From the 11th Annual Hawaii Coffee Affiliation statewide cupping competitors. All images courtesy of the Hawaii Coffee Affiliation.

A uncommon homegrown coffee high quality competitors came about late final month in america, because the Hawaii Coffee Affiliation held its 24th annual convention and 11th statewide cupping competitors.

Kona-based Pacific Coffee Analysis once more organized the HCA coffee competitors, using Specialty Coffee Affiliation methodology and format with a judging panel of licensed Q graders led by Minneapolis-based importer Cafe Imports Director of Sensory Evaluation Ian Fretheim.

In whole, the panel scored 93 coffees, with the highest total rating going to Kona-based Greenwell Farms for a washed Gesha selection (85.28). 5 of the highest 10 coffees within the competitors hailed from farms in Kona, with the opposite coming from Maui (three) and Ka’u (2). Regardless of the relative geographical uniformity represented among the many top-scoring coffees, the highest 10 mirrored a variety of types and cultivars — with a mixture of each pure processing and absolutely washed processing — together with Gesha, Typica, Purple Catuai, Mokka and Yellow Caturra.


From left to proper: HCA Cupping Committee Chair Brian Webb and Brittany Horn of Pacific Coffee Analysis; competitors grand champions Tom and Jennifer Greenwell of Greenwell Farms; and competitors lead Choose Ian Fretheim of Cafe Imports. Photograph courtesy of the Hawaii Coffee Affiliation.

“After months of cataloging, roasting, and evaluating these coffees we have been excited to see such range of selection, processing strategies, and rising areas within the prime 10,” HCA Cupping Competitors Chair Brian Webb of Pacific Coffee Analysis stated in an announcement from group. “The flexibility of Hawaii farmers to supply actually nice coffee was effectively represented by the vary of flavors and the general wonderful high quality of this yr’s area of entries.”

The competitors additionally awarded winners for every essential coffee-growing district within the state, together with prime district-winning farms Greenwell Farms (Kona), Miranda Farms (Ka’u), Olinda Natural (Maui), Kauai Coffee Firm (Kaua’i), Waialua Property (O’ahu) and Kapakauaokeola (Puna, Hawai’i district). See the entire checklist of district winners.

A whole checklist of all coffees scoring 80 factors or above is on the market right here.

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