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Two Centuries of Flavor

The first record of coffee in the Sandwich Isles appears in 1813, when a Spaniard named Don Francisco de Paula y Marin noted in his journal that he planted seedlings of coffee on the island of O`ahu. Though not much…

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Seed to Table

“Coffee is part of the culture of the islands,” says Jayson Kanekoa, executive chef at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. “Every state drinks coffee, but Hawai`i is the only state that produces coffee.” Kanekoa (pictured below right) oversees a…

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Daylight Mind Café & Restaurant

Resort guests can also find a variety of coffee drinks at Daylight Mind Café & Restaurant in Queens’ MarketPlace, a coffee-pub, featuring carefully sourced, roasted, and brewed coffees, with an emphasis on Hawai`i-grown coffees. The restaurant has partnered with several…

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Ka`u Coffee at Mai Grille

At Mai Grille in the Waikoloa Kings’ Golf Course clubhouse, Chef Allen Hess has been creating buzz not only with a menu of delectable cuisine, but with the blended, Ka‘u-grown coffee he serves. “My family bought a 5-acre plot in…

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Moku o Keawe International Festival

The Moku O Keawe International Festival Hula Competition brought Hawaiian culture to life at Hilton Waikoloa Village on March 8 – 11. Several workshops in hula technique were offered and standout evening performances included Wahine Kahiko, Kapuna, and Wahine `Auwana.…

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Walk for a Good Cause

On May 13, more than 3,000 walkers and 160 runners will take part in the 39th Annual Charity Walk Fundraiser, sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association. Last year, $305,690 was raised for 54 Hawaii Island charities, and event…

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