Our Mission is Growing the

Local Cacao Industry

The mission and goal of the Kona Cacao Association is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawaii by presenting the Big Island Chocolate Festival as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts.

Beyond creating, implementing and promoting the Big Island Chocolate Festival, the Kona Cacao Association will work with cacao growers, producers, chocolate enthusiasts and chefs to help create a recognizable brand for Hawaii Island Chocolate.

We will work together towards creating a structure to maintain the quality of cacao grown, marketed and shipped from Hawaii for the future growth of this fledging industry. By joining together, KCA members can create opportunities that will help everyone involved in the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawaii.

 

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Join the KCA

By joining together, KCA members can create opportunities that will help everyone involved in the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Join us as we journey towards creating an internationally recognized brand of cacao and chocolate products that are guaranteed sustainable, fair trade and high quality.

Calling all Hawaii Cacao Farmers!

Submit your bean into our Big Island Chocolate Festival best fermented bean competition.

$27,000 Awarded to BICF Beneficiaries

KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Proceeds totaling $27,000 from the 2018 Big Island Chocolate Festival (BICF) were awarded to five educational organizations at the event’s recent volunteer appreciation celebration at Island Lava Java.