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  • Hawaii (Big) Island Farmers Markets

    Ripe Kona coffee cherries in a basketAt the Hawaii Island's farmers markets, you can find locally grown mango, papaya, pineapple, coconut, organic peppers, and, of course, coffee. And lots more produce. Sometimes, even arts and crafts made by Hawaii artists and craftspeople. Some of these markets are veritable restaurants. You can nosh your way through your morning shopping. Read More
  • The Art of Making Vanilla

    hawaiian vanilla pupuA three-mile drive on a curvy, country road along Hawaii Island’s Hamakua Coast will take the full weight of your foot to make the increase in elevation and deliver you to Paauilo, 2,000 feet above sea level. Here, you will relax your foot and step out into the crisp air and face the hefty wooden doors of bright, yellow building with a tin roof that was once a slaughterhouse, coffee mill and is now home to a vanilla farm. Read More
  • Slurp. Swoosh. Spit. Its the Kona Coffee Cupping Event.

    Kona coffee cupping competition judge takes a good sniffFor the past 25 years as an importer of green specialty coffees from around the world, John King has started his day—and sometimes spent entire days on end—cupping coffee. If you’re going to cup coffee, it doesn’t get much better than the annual Kona Coffee Cupping Competition, held every November.


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  • Greenwell Coffee Farms

    You start each day with a cup. Why not see where it comes from? One of the Big Island’s tastiest is from Tom Greenwell’s coffee farm.

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  • Dining Finds at Outrigger Hotels in Hawaii

    Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii are not just tops for comfy accommodations in all the right locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.  They're terrific places to dig into something delicious!  Check out these dining finds!

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