Got coffee-loving clients heading to the Aloha State this winter?
Tell them about the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, which is set to kick off in Hawaii on November 3 and will run through November 12.
Praised for its fine, light and memorable taste, Kona coffee once again takes center stage at the 47th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival on Hawaii Island. Throughout the 10-day festival, guests who enjoy a good, strong cup of java can celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop. During the festival, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges.
Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona's rich coffee history.
The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii, according to a Kona Coffee Cultural Festival news release.
About Kona Coffee
There are about 650 farms cultivating coffee in the Kona district. The typical size of a Kona coffee farm is three acres.
Kona coffee represents roughly 95 percent of the coffees produced on the island. There are about 3,500 acres of land utilized in Kona coffee farming, producing about 3.8 million pounds a year, valued at about $14 million.
There are working coffee farms and mills along the Kona coffee belt that open their farms to visitors. Clients who plan a visit will meet millers and roasters and Kona coffee pickers who pick each ripe cherry by hand.