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Triple C Recipe Contest

TBA, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Ka’u Coffee Mill
Coffee and recipe tastings

Triple C Recipe ContestDiscovering the top original recipes for cookies, candies and cakes infused with a Ka’u coffee flavor is the goal of the Triple C Recipe Contest.

Come back in February 2015 for an application. Ka'u coffee provided for each entry. Please READ RULES before applying. Rules subject to change before 2015 event.

On May 4, as the judges made their way through the entries, guests toured the Visitor Center, farm and facilities, and helped themselves to free freshly brewed Ka’u Coffee samples. Judges were Miguel Meza, who works with Rusty’s Hawaiian 100 Percent Island Coffees, Olson Trust Land Manager John Cross and Miss Ka`u Coffee 2013 Tiare-Lee Shibuya.

As the scores were calculated, visitors sampled the delicious treats.

Adults and Students were welcome to submit a recipe for each category as long as it was in the same division: cookie, candy, or cake.

Winners were announced at the event. For photos from the event, click here.

To enter, visit or call (808) 928-0550.

Adult Division

1st - Cathy Haber, Flourless Mocha Cake $500

2nd - Joyce Foley, Chocolate Mascarpone Torta $250

3rd - Leona Lorenzo, Coffee Mocha-Mochi $150


Student Division

1st - Keana Kuluwaimaka, Ka'u Coffee Chocolate Cake $300

2nd - Sara Beth Passarelli, Chocolate-Dipped Espresso Cookies $150

3rd - Lorie Lee Lorenzo, Ka'u Coco Brownies $100


Above photos by Julia Neal.