Hawaii Coffee Association

2021 Virtual Conference and
12th Annual Cupping Competition

Register Today!

June 24 & 25
Educational Seminars
Cupping Competition
Board Elections
Aloha HCA Friends and Supporters,

The HCA will host our annual conference via a two-day webinar featuring some of the industry’s most prominent leaders, researchers and educators. In conjunction with the webinar, we will be hosting Board Elections and our 12th Annual Statewide Cupping Competition and a Virtual Awards Ceremony. Please register today!
Webinar Schedule

Please join us for these informative sessions in which we will share the most current information on each featured topic. The industry and the conditions in which we operate are changing rapidly. 2020 was the year of COVID and CLR. 2021 represents the year in which we have an opportunity to successfully emerge from these multilayered crises.

Thursday, June 24

8-8:30   Message from HCA President Chris Manfredi
8:45-10:15   Keynote: Living with Coffee Leaf Rust — Emilio Lopez, Topeca Coffee Roasters
0:15-10:45   Break
10:45-11:30   Hawaii Department of Agriculture Update
  • Support for SB855, Pesticides Subsidies and Responding to Coffee Requests to the Board of Agriculture by Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser
  • Update on proposed changes to Hawaii coffee grading standards by Randall DeAguiar
  • Pesticides Updates for Hawaii Coffee Growers by Greg Takeshima
11:45-12:30   University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources Update:
  • Supporting Hawaiian Agriculture: The IR-4 Project’s Impact

Friday, June 25

9-10   US Department of Agriculture/Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center Panel Update:
  • CLR on Hawaii Island: Initial Insights from Six Months of Field Monitoring by Melissa Johnson
  • Coffee Leaf Rust in Hawaii: Fungal Attacker Revealed by Lisa Keith
  • Coffee Leaf Rust Resistant Variety Trials in Hawai by Tracie Matsumoto
10:15-11:15   Hawaii Agriculture Research Center and Hawaii Coffee Growers Association Panel Update:
  • Regional Rust Report, and Coffee Leaf Rust Resistant Varietals by Kimo Falconer
  • Field Grafting to Control Coffee Leaf Rust by Tyler Jones
11:30-12:15   Social Media Marketing Tips — Anthology Marketing Group
12:15-12:45   Break
12:45-1:30   Get To Know Us: The Hawaii Coffee Association Cafe Collective by Madeleine Longoria-Garcia and David Hall
1:45   HCA Board of Directors Election Results

5:00   Hawaii Coffee Association Cupping Competition Award Ceremony

Conference Registration
Mahalo to Our Sponsors!
Our virtual conference is co-sponsored with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, whose 240 employees statewide work to support, enhance, promote, and protect Hawaii’s agriculture and aquaculture industries. Among other things, they work to create and maximize opportunities for exporting; and facilitate growth of existing and new agricultural commodities and by-products.
Monarch Coffee is located on the cool slopes of Hualālai, a twenty-mile stretch of land in Hawaii that grows and cultivates authentic, gourmet Kona coffee. This innovative farm uses sustainable farming practices in everything they do, as well as being one of the first growers that brought Geisha to Hawaii.
Savor Brands is a specialty printer offering highly customized, premium packaging for high-value products. They can collaborate with you and your design team, sharing insights that bring your ideas to life. For more than a decade, they've been combining the best of design and package functionality to help execute the vision of their clients.
TricorBraun Flex is a global leader in stock and custom printed flexible packaging, serving over 4,500 customers in more than 50+ countries. Their products include side-gusseted bags, stand-up pouches, Biotre, paper tin-tie bags, flat pouches, & more.

Thank you to our other sponsors — Satake, a company which manufactures and supplies machinery and systems which are used in every stage of agricultural processing, and Rural Community Insurance Services — a company that understands farming and ranching, along with risk management.

If you wish to become a sponsor, follow the link below. The HCA needs you now more than ever. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and generous contributions!
Become a Sponsor
Become a Member
If you would like to support and benefit from our mission and goals, please consider becoming a member.
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Thank you for your support of Hawaii Coffee! 

Christopher A. Manfredi
Hawaii Coffee Association

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