In honor of 200 years of coffee cultivation in Hawaiʻi, Slow Food Maui partners with the Maui Coffee Association to present a Maui Coffee Recipe Contest as part of its ”Seed to Cup” event planned at the UH-Maui Campus
August 17, 11 am – 5 pm.
Entries for both savory and sweet coffee dishes will be accepted from 11 am – noon at the Maui Culinary Academy located in the Pāʻina Building at the UH-Maui Campus.
Judging will take place from noon – 2:30 pm. Winners for “Best Savory”, “Best Sweet” and “Best Overall” will be announced at 3 pm. Prizes include a gift basket valued at $200 for “Best Overall” and gift baskets valued at $150 each for “Best of Savory” and “Best of Sweet”.
Coffee recipes will be scored in four areas for a total of 30 points. The use of Maui or Hawaiʻi grown coffee as the main ingredient and taste carry 10 points each, and originality and presentation are worth five points each.
Please print out the official entry form and bring it with a copy of your recipe (or main ingredients) between 11am – noon. Drop off entries at the Slow Food Maui tables at the Maui Culinary Academy located in the Pāʻina Building at UH-Maui Campus. Judging is noon – 2:30 pm. Prizes for “Best Savory”, “Best Sweet” and “Best Overall” will be announced at 3pm.
Did you know? This year marks the 200th years of cultivation of coffee in the islands. First planted on Oahu by Don Francisco de Paula Marin in 1813 coffee has been an important part of island culture ever since. It is currently cultivated on all the major islands; about 6,300 acres are in production statewide. There are about 40 farms in Maui County that produce coffee.