43rd annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival gets its buzz on this week
Catherine E Toth, Hawaii Magazine
Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Kirk Lee Aeder
The long-established, world-renowned coffee-growing region of Kona is home to dozens of coffee farms, many of them family-owned and –operated. For more than 185 years, this area, rooted on the slopes of the Big Island’s Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanoes, has served up some of the best specialty coffee in the world.
And for the past 42 years, it has celebrated that heritage and tradition with an annual tribute to its much beloved caffeinated beans, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. The 43rd annual fest, which begins this Fri., Nov. 1, will again play host to the celebration's usual multitude of java-related activities and events.