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Daylight Mind Coffee Company Announces All-hawaiian Signature Drink Contest

Daylight Mind Cof ee Company located at 75–5770 Ali‘i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740, is hosting a contest at the 2017 Specialty Coffee Global Expo

Daylight Mind Coffee Company, in conjunc­tion with the Hawaii Coffee Association, is hosting an all-Hawaiian signa­ture drink contest at the annual Specialty Coffee Global Expo.

The contest will be a cele­bra­tion of Hawaiian coffee and creative use of Hawai‘i-produced prod­ucts. The contest will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Expo (April 21–23, 2017), from 2pm to 5pm. It will take place at the Hawaii Coffee Association booth (#2707). All contes­tants are required to create a specialty coffee drink using Hawaiian coffee and ingre­di­ents produced within Hawai‘i. All ingre­di­ents will be provided by Daylight Mind Coffee Company and the Hawaii Coffee Association.

The contest is open to all Expo atten­dees. The contest is limited to 14 competi­tors; conse­quently, competi­tors will be selected from a list of appli­cants.

Applicants should send an email to Zoey Thorson at Applicants should explain why they should be chosen to compete. Explanations could include why the contes­tant loves Hawaiian coffee, what “aloha” means to the contes­tant, or simply what makes the contes­tant worthy. The email should also include the contestant’s contact infor­ma­tion. Selected contes­tants will be announced on April 16, 2017.

The first prize for the contest is roundtrip airfare to Kona, a week’s lodging on a coffee farm, and 2 coffee classes provided by Daylight Mind Coffee Company.

Daylight Mind Coffee Company is a roastery, coffee house, coffee school, restau­rant, bakery, and event space on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. For more infor­ma­tion, visit the website at

The Specialty Coffee Global Expo is an annual event that cele­brates specialty coffee by offering meeting space for the industry to teach, learn, and gather together. For more infor­ma­tion, visit the website at

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