The island of Molokai in Hawaii is celebrating their 20th anniversary of coffee production this year by hosting a free festival.
The festival will last 2 days, March 15th and 16th in the upcountry area of the island. Plenty of activities will be available, including firemen, police officers and TSA agents competing in a chili cook off. There will also be coffee poetry, coffee tours, cupping workshops, a parade, espresso artwork for viewing, coffee mosaics, coffee cherry tea tastings, coffee brewing workshops, pottery for sale, and much more. Attendants can also purchase plated lunches and breakfasts while there. The U.S. Air Force Band will also be performing starting at 6pm on the 16th.
Owner of Coffees of Hawaii, Mike Atherton, says of the event “The entire community of Kualapuu is involved in making this event successful. I am excited about the opportunity to showcase the plantation and more importantly, give thanks to the community for their support over the years. We encourage people to book their travel to Molokai early, as airlift to the island is limited. If you haven’t been to Molokai in awhile, now may be the time to visit.”
Times and tour tickets can be found at : www.coffeesofhawaii.com/festival