Cream of the Crop

Festival on the Big Island

If you are planning a trip to the Big Island this August, be sure to attend the annual Cream of the Crop coffee and dessert tasting event on Saturday, August 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Kona Coffee Council, this open-air extravaganza will take place on the beautiful grounds of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at the Haku Amphitheater. Admission is free.

Coffee beans in Kona HawaiiVisitors can sample fresh brew offered by 21 select Kona coffee growers, who will be on hand to educate the public about coffee growing, processing and roasting. Participants will vie in a tasting competition covering three different categories: organic, estate and open. Along with live Hawaiian music, chefs from local restaurants and resorts will be serving desserts made with Kona coffee. Visitors can vote for their favorite entries and see how their votes compare to those of the professional judges. There will also be coffee-themed art for sale, as well as many coffee-related products.

Here at Holualoa Inn, our guests enjoy the tranquility of a 30-acre coffee estate located in the heart of the artists’ village of Holualoa. Just a few short minutes up the hill from the beaches of Kailua-Kona, our Hawaiian boutique hotel bed and breakfast provides a peaceful retreat surrounded by botanical gardens and tropical splendor. We also produce our own 100-percent Kona coffee, which guests can enjoy any time of day.

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