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Rusty's tops at Hawaii Coffee Association again

Rusty’s tops at Hawaii Coffee Association again

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Andrew Hetzel Rusty’s Hawaiian 100% Ka‘u Coffee was named grand champion for a second consecutive year at this weekend’s annual statewide cupping competition organized and hosted by the Hawaii Coffee Association. More than 50 coffees from across the islands were submitted for this year’s event and evaluated in multiple stages […]

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Hetzel: Another flawed Kona coffee labeling bill nears approval

Hetzel: Another flawed Kona coffee labeling bill nears approval

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Cafemakers founder to present at Caffe Culture SCAE Conference

Cafemakers founder to present at Caffe Culture SCAE Conference

MEDIA RELEASE Cafemakers founder Andrew Hetzel will lead a workshop at the 2010 Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) conference in London. The session, “Developing an Origin Brand,” is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 at Olympia exhibition hall. In the clinic designed for coffee producers, exporters and agency representatives, Hetzel will lead participative branding exercises […]

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Economic effects of blending Kona coffee analyzed

Economic effects of blending Kona coffee analyzed

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Cafe Cafe interviews from national barista championship

Cafe Cafe interviews from national barista championship

From Andrew Hetzel’s blog: Despite the seemingly non-stop activity surrounding this year’s United States Barista Championship in Portland, I had the pleasure of sitting down to discuss the competition and what it means to be a barista judge with Internet radio producer Kyle O’Brien of Small Plate Radio. Cafe Cafe is a new series for […]

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Kona coffee needs a quality grading system

Kona coffee needs a quality grading system

Andrew Hetzel/Special to Hawaii247.com On Friday, Jan. 30, I had the opportunity to give a short presentation to a small group of farmers at the annual Kona Coffee Farmers Association expo. I used the short speaking time (30 minutes) to make an appeal for something badly needed in Kona, a method of objectively grading the […]

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