Hula Daddy Kona Coffee and Hawaiian Queen Coffee 2019 cupping winners

The husband-and-wife team of Karen and Lee Paterson, owners of Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, won the coveted Classic Division for single estate farms. (Courtesy photo/ Hula Daddy Kona Coffee)

Robert Beck, left, Hawaiian Queen Coffee general manager, poses with Jose Perez, farm manager, after receiving their cupping award. (Courtesy / Hawaiian Queen Coffee)

Coffee waits its grading during the competition. (Photo courtesy / Alla Kostenko)

A judge reviews the blends during the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition. (Photo courtesy / Alla Kostenko)

KAILUA-KONA — There’s nothing sweeter than when a plan comes together.