Sharing Kauai Coffee at Home and Around the World
We love it when we have the opportunity to share Kauai Coffee in a way that celebrates our staff, supports our island community, and coffee lovers worldwide. Growing coffee we are proud to share with family is the foundation of everything we do, and you are an essential part of our 'ohana.
This season, we have had some incredible opportunities to celebrate the hardworking staff that make sharing our delicious, island-grown coffee possible. If you were sitting around the family dinner table with us, these are the stories we would tell. What would you share with us?
Kauai Coffee takes Specialty Coffee Lovers from Japan on Virtual Trip to Kauai[caption id="attachment_3265" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Booth visitors at the 2019 Specialty Coffee Conference and Exhibition take a virtual tour of the Kauai Coffee Estate.[/caption]
In September, Kauai Coffee traveled to Tokyo, Japan for the World Specialty Coffee Conference and Exhibition. The Conference was one of the largest gatherings of coffee professionals and Specialty Coffee Association competitions in one place. Kauai Coffee shared samples and a taste of paradise with a virtual 360° tour of the Estate.
"Our VR exhibition was very well received. We had more than 800 views in three days," said Fred Cowell, General Manager. "Our ability to transport guests from the show floor in Japan to our farm on Kauai was unprecedented. We had a constant stream of guests lined up to experience the virtual tour," he continued.
Watch the 360° Tour Experience
Kauai Coffee Wins Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association Malama Awards[caption id="attachment_3269" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Susan Gray, left and Darla Domingo, right were awarded Malama Awards from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.[/caption]
On October 3rd, The Kauai Chapter of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association hosted the 22nd annual Malama Awards and honored Kauai Coffee with three awards. Susan Gray, Coffee Concierge and Trainer, took home the Employee of the Year award, and Darla Domingo, Retail Operations Manager, took home the manager of the year award.
Kauai Coffee was also honored as the Allied Member of the Year, making for an incredible evening of celebration for all of the hardworking people who make Kauai Coffee possible.
Kauai Coffee Supports Local Fitness and Foodie Events
On October 5th Kauai Coffee supported the North Shore Community Foundation Ohana Fit Fest and Trail Run by passing out coffee to runners and walkers.
The annual Kauai Chocolate and Coffee Festival took place in Historic Hanapepe town on October 18th and 19th. Kauai Coffee hosted a table on Friday with free samples and coffee growing tips and tricks.
Navy Ball Fun For All
Kauai Coffee General Manager, Fred Cowell, is a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force and co-chair of the Military Affairs Council for the Kauai Chamber of Commerce. The annual Navy Ball was held on October 5th and provides a yearly opportunity for The Chamber of Commerce and member organizations like Kauai Coffee to join together and celebrate our service members.
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