Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome to the Kona Coffee Festival

The Devil Dog is in Kona, at the luxurious Sheraton Keauhou Hotel, on a beautiful promontory right on the ocean, and home of the Kona Coffee Cupping Competition and the prestigious Gevalia Cup, awarded to the best coffee farm in Kona.  Kona is the Napa and Sonoma of coffee, home to hundred of boutique farmers who grow, harvest package, market and sell their product directly from the tree to you.  Below is the view outside my hotel room, as waves crash against the rocks in an epic tableau that has gone on for a millennium.

We will cover the festival and all its attendant events on a daily basis, visiting individual farms, taking in the sights of Honaunau, Kealekekua, Holualoa and Captain Cook, culminating in the competition later this week and the crowning of the winner of the Gevalia Cup.  

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