Coffee cupping winners announced
Mountain Thunder and Hawaiian Queen Coffee are the top winners of the Kona Coffee Cupping Competition.
Mountain Thunder won the classic division, beating out 60 single-estate farms, ranging from full-time commercial operations to tiny boutiques. Mauka Meadow got second place and Mauka Fire got third in this division.
Hawaiian Queen Coffee won the crown division, which had nine large farms and professional processing mills. Heavenly Hawaiian took second place and Arianna Ono Kona Coffee was third in this division.
A signature event of the 43rd annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, the competition strives to find the best brews with the classic Kona coffee characteristics, including a fragrant floral aroma, mellow acidity, subtle winy tones, medium mellow body and mellow sweetness.
The Kona Coffee Cupping Competition was held last week at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. It was produced by the Kona Coffee Council.
Honokaa school plans open house
Honokaa High and Intermediate School will host an open house and spaghetti dinner from 4:45 to 7 p.m. today. The public is invited to attend and meet the new principal, talk story with student’s teachers, walk around campus and eat a free dinner.
For more information, contact Miriah Petruzzi or Lily Everson at 775-8800, ext. 308.