Kona-based coffee company wins two Good Food Awards
On Friday, April 21, it was announced that Pacific Coffee Research was a winner for the Good Food Foundation’s annual Good Food Awards Coffee Division.
They won with their 100% Kona and 100% Kaʻū roasted coffees, grown by Aloha Star
Coffee Farms and Wood Valley Coffee Farm, respectively.
The awards ceremony took place at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon, where Pacific Coffee Research was invited to speak on behalf of the coffee awardees. Pacific Coffee Research sourced and roasted these coffees which were rewarded on cup quality and their commitment to ethical business practices.
Pacific Coffee Research is the first Hawaiʻi-based company to win in this division and this is the first time a Kaʻū coffee has won a Good Food Award.
Madeleine Longoria Garcia, co-owner, said she “congratulates the growers of these fantastic coffees, Karina and Armando Rodriguez of Honomalino and Rus Kuznetsov and Alla Kostenko of Wood Valley.”
Brit Horn, Pacific Coffee Research’s co-founder, added, “this win stems from a mission that is rooted in collaborative efforts and trusting partnerships. We continue to be inspired by and in
awe of the Hawaiʻi coffee community and our small but mighty team at Pacific Coffee
Good Food Awards are given to companies showcasing tasty, authentic and responsible products.
Pacific Coffee Research is a specialty coffee lab, roastery and consulting company
based in Kailua-Kona.