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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival begins. The schedule. Best 4 events to check out.



Ueshima Coffee (UCC Hawaii) Co. Kona Coffee Picking Contest

It’s not every day that you get to hang out and pick coffee on a real Kona coffee farm. But you'll have to ask yourself: How skilled and quick are you at picking coffee? This timed competition has two categories for beginners and masters. Each person is given three minutes to pick as much coffee cherries as they can. It only sounds easy. Because coffee cherry doesn’t ripen on the trees all at once, participants must contend with unripe green cherry mixed with bright red ripe ones. The winners are determined by weight of harvest and amount of red cherry. Too many green berries and leaves in your basket and you’re out of the competition.

Winners get prizes. For the rest of us, there’s entertainment and food.

When & Where:

Sun., Nov. 8, registration begins at 7:30 a.m. competition begins at 8:30 a.m. at Ueshima Coffee Farm, 75-5568 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa   

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