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Ka'u Coffee Recipe Contest

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, new date, time and place to be announced.

Free coffee and recipe tastings

Triple C Recipe ContestThe Ka'u Coffee Recipe Contest, hosted by the Ka'u Coffee Mill, rewards creative cooks with cash prizes for their original recipes containing Ka'u coffee. The three main categories in the Adult and Student divisions are Pupu (appetizers), Entrees and Desserts. The event was emceed by Makana Kamahele.


POSTPONED, check back later for details

Triple C Recipe ContestTwo printed, legible copies of each recipe for each entry must be submitted with entry form.

Entries must be plated and presented. No cooking facilities are provided. Contestants must be present to win. There is no entry fee.

Triple C Recipe ContestThere is a limit of one entry per category, per contestant, with no more than 20 entries per category allowed in the competition. Youth and adult submissions will be judged separately. All recipes must be made with coffee grown in Ka‘ū.

Come support the applicants as you enjoy free live entertainment, meet Miss Ka'u Coffee and indulge yourself in free coffee and recipe tastings.

For previous event photos, click here.

Congrats to the 2018 Winners:

Adult Division, Pupu (appetizer)

1st - Sally Louis with "Ka'u Coffee Flavored Wonton"

2nd - Austin Kilkenny with "Festive Kalua Enchilada Dip"

3rd - Elgon Villanueva with "Ka‘u Coffee Soybeans"

Adult Division, Entree

1st - Peggy Kilkenny with "Huli BBQ Chicken in Paradise"

2nd - Suzette Louis with "Marinated Steak"

3rd - Austin Kilkenny with "Ka‘u Chili Mac"

Adult Division, Dessert

1st - Tiana Villanueva with "Irish Cream Cookies"

2nd - Suzette Louis with "Ka‘u Coffee Cream Puffs"

3rd - Peggy Kilkenny with "Tropical Temptations"

No entries were recieved for the Student Division.

Above photos by Julia Neal

For more photos and info from past events, click here.