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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Week-Long Events

November 9, 2015, 1:35 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 11:46 AM
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The 45th Annual Kona Coffee Festival continues this week with events surrounding Kona’s historical and cultural coffee heritage.

Each year, the Kona Coffee Festival celebrates local coffee brews and the agricultural communities and history that surround Kona’s coffee farms.

Kona Historical Society Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour

  • An education self-guided tour will take farm visitors through a story of Kona coffee pioneers, showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945.
  • Admission is $10 with a festival button (which can be purchased on site).
  • Monday, Nov. 9 at Kona Coffee Living History Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show

  • Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display with interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.
  • Monday, Nov. 9 at Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Specialty Coffee and Kona Coffee: How They’re Related Seminar

  • Shawn Steinman will lead a discussion on Kona coffee and its relationship to specialty coffee. Steinman holds a doctorate in coffee science.
  • Monday, Nov. 9 at Daylight Mind Coffee Company from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Kaya’s Cafe Presents the Keei Mauka Boys

  • Contemporary Hawaiian music local style.
  • Monday, Nov. 9 at Kaya’s Cafe from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Kona Coffee Council Farm & Mill Tour

Kona Historical Society Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour

  • An education self-guided tour will take farm visitors through a story of Kona coffee pioneers, showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945.
  • Admission is $10 with a festival button (which can be purchased on site).
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Kona Coffee Living History Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Show

  • The restored coffee mill will display art that celebrates the culture of Kona coffee.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Donkey Mill Art Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show

  • Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display with interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition – Preliminaries

  • An internation panel of professional cupping judges use strict standards and coffee preparatins to conduct side-by-side tastings from over 50 Kona coffee farms.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Keauhou Shopping Center from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

Kona Historical Society Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour

  • An education self-guided tour will take farm visitors through a story of Kona coffee pioneers, showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945.
  • Admission is $10 with a festival button (which can be purchased on site).
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Kona Coffee Living History Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Show

  • The restored coffee mill will display art that celebrates the culture of Kona coffee. Lauhala weaving demonstration.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Donkey Mill Art Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show

  • Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display with interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hiroshima & Big Island Peace Concert

  • As 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of World War II, sister city relationships between Hawai’i and Hiroshima present this concert as a wish for permanent peace in the world. Kazumi Nikaido will be the featured performer.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Kona Hongwangi Buddhist Temple Social Hall.

Kona Coffee & Tea Co. – Beer, Wine & Kona Coffee Pairing

  • Tickets are $50 and can be purchases by calling 365-5340.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Kona Coffee & Tea Co. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition – Finals 

  • Side-by-side tastings continue as the panel of international cupping judges narrow the field.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Keauhou Shopping Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kona Coffee Market Place

  • Kona’s coffee farmers present their brews for tasting and purchase.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Keauhou Shopping Center from 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Demonstrations & Workshops

  • Local artisans from Hawai’i’s multi-ethnic groups share their know-how with interactive, hands-on crafts including Hawaiian quilting, lauhala weaving, lei making and more.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Keauhou Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kona Historical Society Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour

  • An education self-guided tour will take farm visitors through a story of Kona coffee pioneers, showcasing the lives of Japanese immigrant farmers between 1920 and 1945.
  • Admission is $10 with a festival button (which can be purchased on site).
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Kona Coffee Living History Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Show

  • The restored coffee mill will display art that celebrates the culture of Kona coffee. Lauhala weaving demonstration.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Donkey Mill Art Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show

  • Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display with interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Talk Story with Filmmaker Walter “Trippy” Dods

  • Donkey Mill Art Center will host filmmaker Walter Dods and his experience making his first full length film documentary, “The Long Journey Home.” The film follows the first three generations of Japanese immigrants in Kona, from the hardship on coffee farming to the discrimination endured during World War II.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Donkey Mill Art Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kona Coffee Council Dinner and Benefit Auction

  • Hosted by the Kona Coffee Council, the evening includes a buffet dinner, silent auction, and live entertainment.
  • Tickets required, book online.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at Kona Historical Society, next to Greenwell Farms, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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