HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The second Art of Hawaiian Coffee event presented by DFS Galleria Waikiki will showcase Hawaii coffee growers and their specialty coffees. Many of the specialty coffees at this event are normally only available through their local farms or online and often are very limited in quantity.
This popular event will provide Hawaiian coffee-related activities, free samplings, children's activities, an exhibition on the Hawaii Coffee story, a Latte Art Competition and the world's largest coffee cup mosaic demonstration. The event is free and open to the public.
What: Art of Hawaiian Coffee presented by DFS Galleria Waikiki
When: August 21 through August 26, 2012
Daily/nightly: free coffee sampling 11 am - 3 pm and 7 pm - 10 pm
Daily/nightly: History of Hawaiian Coffee exhibit
Nightly (7 pm - 10 pm): Little Chef activity for children
August 25 (2 pm - 8 pm): Barista's Latte Art contest
August 23 (1 pm - 4 pm): World Record Mosaic Coffee Art exhibit
Where: DFS Galleria Waikiki, first floor
330 Royal Hawaiian Avenue
One of the event highlights is the Latte Art Contest in which baristas compete head-to-head on stage under the pressure of time constraints and celebrity judges. The event also includes an exhibit showcasing the unique "story" of Hawaii coffee and its history, fun children's activities and a coffee mosaic assembled by DFS employees.
Thirteen coffee growers participating in this year's event include: Aikane Plantation Coffee Company (Ka'u), Coffees of Hawaii (Molokai), Epicurean (Albert Farm - Kona), Honolulu Coffee Company, Javaloha (Hamakua), Kona Coffee and Tea, Kona Joe, Maui Grown, Rusty's (Ka'u), Pavaraga (Big Island), Rising Sun (Ka'u), Royal Kona and UCC Hawaii (Kona).
Hawaii is the only state within the USA producing coffee and offers 100 percent Hawaiian grown, Arabica coffees from the major islands. Hawaii has it all from bean to cup, from small family farms to large mechanized estates and from hand pickers to accomplished baristas. Coffee is harvested annually, and 'Art of Hawaiian Coffee' will be an extraordinary opportunity to taste the various Hawaii coffees from different islands.
At the event, and anyone who purchases coffee from one of the 13 coffee farmers will receive a free coffee mug with the petroglyph-looking coffee event logo.