The Maui Coffee Association will present its 7th Annual Seed to Cup Coffee Festival on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku. The free event will include displays and demonstrations of coffee processing and brewing methods, food, live music, a silent auction and a fashion show by University of Hawai'i Fashion Technology students using coffee-related materials.
Chef Marc McDowell will feature coffee-inspired and -infused food for sale, including coffee-rubbed lamb chops and local favorites such as chili--but with a coffee twist.
There will be displays and demonstrations of coffee processing equipment, coffee pulping, hulling, roasting and brewing demonstrations throughout the day.
Maui Coffee Association
Methods and techniques that can be used by the backyard coffee grower will be displayed and demonstrated throughout the afternoon, and local coffee farmers will offer roasted coffee beans for sale, and hot and iced coffee.
Winners of the 2014 Hawai'i State Cupping competition will be on-hand to share their coffee growing secrets.
In partnership with University of Hawai'i Fashion Technology program, the Maui Coffee Association presents a "Coffee Inspired Fashion Show." Students will be presenting a runway show using materials in their fashions that are coffee-related, such as, burlap coffee bags, packaging, stirring sticks and serveware.
Come learn what goes into a carefully crafted cup of 100 percent Maui coffee.
For more information, call David Gridley at (808) 280-1623.