Celebrating Delicious Speciality Coffee, Hawaii’s Ka’u Coffee
posted on May 08, 2018
Air Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Guest: Louis Daniele
In the early 2000s, Hawaii Island’s Kā‘u coffee began proudly showing its strength in cupping events worldwide with a number of small farms in Kā‘u garnering awards. We’ll be sharing favorite coffee stories about Kā‘u coffee with Louis Daniele, Sales and Marketing Manager for Kā‘u Coffee Mill on the Big Island of Hawaii. We’ll learn about the history of Kā‘u coffee and how the climate, elevation, ash-based soil, amount of rain and sun have helped create a delicious specialty coffee in the Kā‘u region of Hawaii Island. We’ll talk about the importance of hand-picking the coffee beans at their perfect red cherry ripeness, then processing and roasting with a lot of care and sustainability in mind. To celebrate delicious Kā‘u coffee, the first Kā‘u Coffee Festival was successfully launched in 2009. We can’t wait to hear about this year’s Festival and how it continues to demonstrate coffee to be a tradition of agriculture extending Kā‘u into a promising economic and ecologic future.