Coffee growers and industry leaders gathered in Kona last week for the Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) annual conference and its highly anticipated HCA Statewide Coffee Cupping Competition.
We are so excited to write that Greenwell Farms captured Hawaii’s top award in the Creative Division for its Signature Series Elizabeth J, a Pacamara varietal! The Greenwell Farms Elizabeth J label also won the District Award Division as Kona’s top coffee, and our latest varietal blend Meritage (patent pending), a creative blend of both Greenwell Farms Signature Series coffees – the Jeni K and Elizabeth J, tied for third place. More on Meritage soon.
Greenwell Farms President Tom Greenwell said, “I’ve watched this varietal get better and better as it matures with every growing season. Last year Elizabeth J took second place in the Kona District Award Division and we all felt this year’s crop was a good one. To win the state’s top coffee honor is a strong endorsement and everyone here at Greenwell Farms strives for and believes in the quality of our coffees. A big mahalo goes out to everyone at the farm and to the cupping judges for sharing their expertise.”
Released in 2015, Elizabeth J is the second in the farm’s Signature Series, created to honor the Greenwell family heritage. Elizabeth J is named for Elizabeth Greenwell, sister to Greenwell Farms President Tom Greenwell. Grown on the Greenwell Family Estate, Elizabeth J 100% Kona Coffee is derived from carefully selected beans from the area of the farm containing the Pacamara coffee varietal and offers a very unique experience with a bright, sweet, and fruity cup with good acidity with notes of clove, plum, raisin, apricot, passion fruit, strawberry and silky chocolate.