Sunday, May 21, 2017

Winning Tasty Treats For Coffee Lovers

Photo by Julia Neal
Photo by Jesse Tunison

Congratulations to our Winners!!!

Ka'u Coffee Recipe Contest drew a variety of creations on Sunday, May 21, at Ka'u Coffee Mill. Hungry observers enjoyed them, including Ka'u Coffee Festival Emcee Makana Kamahele, 2017 Junior Miss Ka'u Coffee Calaysa Koi, who served as a student judge for both adult and student divisions; 2017 Miss Ka'u Coffee Peaberry Jayzmynn Navarro; and 2017 Miss Ka'u Coffee Flower Evalynn Ornelas.

All of the first place winners received a $100 prize from the Edmund C. Olson Trust II. All Recipe Entry photos by Jesse Tunison. See all winners listed below, with corresponding images. For more details, recipes or to inquire about entering next year, please contact Nikki at (808) 928-0550 or

Adult Division, Pupu (appetizer)

1st - Austin Kilkenny with "Ka'u Coffee Marlin Dip"

2nd - Elgon Villanueva with "Garlic Furikake Coffee Wings"

3rd - Peggy Kilkenny with "Ka'u Coffee Tri Chicken Sushi Cake"

Adult Division, Entree

1st - Peggy Kilkenny with "Ka'u Coffee Enchiladas"

2nd - Austin Kilkenny with "Ohana Comfort Beef Stew"

3rd Elgon Villanueva with "Pefectly Perked Pahala Pork Tenderloin"

Adult Division, Dessert

1st - Peggy Kilkenny with "Velvety Ka'u Coffee Latte Cheesecake minis"

2nd - Austin Kilkenny with "Caramel Apple Macchiato Bars"

3rd - Victoria Gooderham with "Chocolate Eclairs with Coffee Cream"

Student Division, Pupu (appetizer)

1st - Tiare Wong Yuen with "Infused Ka'u Coffee Fried Wontons"

2nd - Melia Okimoto with "Sweet n' Salty Coffee Pops"
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Student Division, Entree

1st - Melia Okimoto with "Moa Kope/Ka'u Coffee Chicken"
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Student Division, Dessert

1st - Tiare Wong Yuen with "Ka'u Coffee Cup Cake"

2nd - Melia Okimoto with "Ka'u Coffee Latte Cake"

Photo by Julia Neal

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