R&G FARM'S KA`U ROYAL COFFEE RANKED IN THE TOP TEN in the Creative Division of the Ninth Annual Hawai`i Coffee Association Cupping Contest. Grown by Gloria and Rogelio Aquino, the Typica variety was conventionally cultivated and wet fermented for processing. The score for this Ka`u Coffee was 84.05, taking eighth place.
|Rogelio Aquino partners with Gloria Camba in their|
award-winning R&G Ka`u Royal Coffee.
Photo from R&G
A five-way tie for sixteenth place included two coffees from Mailan Lahey's Wood Valley farm, a Typica, conventionally cultivated and processed through carbonic maceration, and a Caturra, organically cultivated and washed. Both coffees scored at 82.93.
The Creative Division's first place winner was from Olinda Organic Farm. The coffee was a red catuai, organically cultivated and wet fermented. Other top-ten finishers were Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, LLC, Kainaliu-Kona Coffee, Hala Tree, Maui Mountain coffee Farm, Second Alarm Farm, Big Island Coffee Roasters, Maui Estate Coffee Co. and Pueo Coffee Co.
The top four in the Ka`u District rankings were Miranda's Farms and R&G, with Wood Valley Farm taking third and fourth.
|100 Percent Pure Ka`u Coffee took top ten positions in cupping |
competitions this weekend at the statewide coffee convention.
Photo from R&G
The Hawai`i Coffee Associaiton board member from Ka`u is Chris Manfredi, who brokers coffee to Starbucks for Ka`u Coffee farmers. Vice President is Tom Greenwell, of Greenwell Farms. Treasurer is Adrian Guillen of Hawaiian Queen Coffee and Secretary is Donna Wooley of the Kona Coffee Council.
|Spinning this way from Mexico, tropical storms are lining up.|
Image from National Hurricane Center
To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
TROPICAL STORMS ARE LINED UP COMING THIS WAY FROM MEXICO. While Greg is expected to diminish, Irwin is slowly gaining strength and Hilary is primed to become a major hurricane by Tuesday. Where the two wind up could depend on their interaction with one another, reports the National Hurricane Center.
|Lava creating explosion of steam as it hits the ocean.|
|Active delta on the southeast coast of Kialuea Volcano|
|Lava drizzling into the ocean, creating new land.|
HOVE Road Maintenance board of directors meeting, Tue, July 25, 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church. 929-9910
Ka‘ū Food Pantry, Tue, July 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View.