The Maui Coffee Association will present its 6th Annual Seed to Cup Coffee Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the University of Hawai'i Maui College campus. The event will also celebrate the bicentennial of coffee cultivation in Hawai'i with historical displays and demonstrations of coffee processing and brewing methods.
Event admission is free and open to the public.
Maui Culinary Academy will offer coffee-inspired and -infused food for sale, such as coffee-rubbed bison burgers and local favorites including chow fun (Pa'ina Building).
Hawaii Coffee Association
Coffee processing equipment, coffee pulping, hulling, roasting and brewing demonstrations begin at 12:45 p.m. and will run throughout the day.
Methods and techniques that can be used by the backyard coffee grower will also be displayed and demonstrated throughout the afternoon, and local coffee farmers will be on-hand with roasted coffee beans for sale, hot coffee, iced coffee and granita.
In partnership with Slow Food Maui, the Maui Coffee Association will present a coffee recipe contest. Entries for sweet and savory coffee dishes will be accepted from 11 a.m. to noon at the event. Entry forms are available online at www.slowfoodmaui.org. On event day, participants should proceed to the Slow Food Maui tent. Judging will take place starting at noon. Winners for "Best Sweet Coffee Dish," "Best Savory Coffee Dish" and "Best of Show Coffee Dish" will be announced at 3 p.m. "The Best of Show" winner will receive a $200 prize basket and "Best of Sweet" and "Best of Savory" will each receive a $150 prize basket.
For full details, go to www.slowfoodmaui.org.
For more information, call David Gridley at (808) 280-1623