Deadline today for Kona coffee cupping competition

  • Judge Jacqueline Suiter slurps her way through blind samples at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition Finals Nov. 15, 2018, at Makaeo Pavilion. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Submissions for the 2021 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition Coffee must be received by 4 p.m. today. All entries must be 100% Kona coffee grown in the district of Kona. Kona coffee entered in the competition will be scored on the globally accepted and recognized Specialty Coffee Association cupping format using a 100-point scale and evaluated in a double-blind format in the commercial and specialty divisions. Pacific Coffee Research oversees the prestigious Kona Coffee Cupping Competition.