Archive for July 2011

Lorie Obra has top score in the HCA’s 2011 competition

Lorie Obra with 2011 HCA award

For the second year in a row, we took the top score at the Hawaii Coffee Association’s statewide cupping competition! The winning coffee: Our Kenya-style Red Bourbon. We’re delighted — and relieved — that Lorie’s experiments with Kenya-style processing paid off. This method, popular in Kenya, is modified for our climate. It took a year-and-a-half … Continue reading

Roast magazine’s primer on coffee processing


It’s too bad, really, that few coffee lovers understand the work behind their favorite drink. We’re not talking about roasting and brewing coffee. Rather, we’re talking about the transformation of coffee seeds into beans ready for roasting. So we thank our friend, Shawn Steiman, for writing this article in Roast magazine. He explains coffee processing … Continue reading

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