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Plan to attend the 2017 HCCA Conference

The 2017 Hawai‘i Chocolate and Cacao Association annual meeting and conference will be held on March 11-12 in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Featuring farm tours, a dinner, and a great lineup of speakers, you don't want to miss the meeting! Read more about the exciting events here, and check back in January for additional information on how to register. 

2017 Cocoa of Excellence Program

The 2017 Cocoa of Excellence Program (CoEx) is now accepting submissions of cocoa beans that will be judged by a panel of international experts. Awards will then be presented at the 2017 Salon du Chocolat in Paris. If you think your beans are worthy of consideration, please submit a sample according to the guidelines found here.  All samples from Hawaii must be submitted to the Hawaii Cacao Foundation for evaluation and HCF is solely responsible for determining which samples to submit to CoEx. Dan O’Doherty requests that anyone wishing to submit samples send them to him before Feb. 1 at the address below.

Hawaii Cacao Foundation
Attn: Daniel O'Doherty
315 Uluniu Street, Suite 203
Kailua, Hawaii
96734, USA
Tel: 808.777.0548
Email: cacao4hawaii@gmail.com

Become an HCCA member or renew your membership

Become a member or renew your membership with the Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association for benefits including invitations to meetings and networking events, industry promotion, discounts, member newsletter, education material, and more. As an active member you will receive a member discount on future conference and event registrations. Your membership is an opportunity to save while continuing to support HCCA! More information available on the Members page.

Already a member and want to be more active with HCCA? Get involved and participate in one of our many committees including Education, Legislation, Membership, Marketing, Fundraising, and more to help shape the future of our industry. Send an email to info@hawaiichocolate.org and let us know what you are interested in and how you would like to help. Mahalo!

Membership

Hawaiian Grown Cacao - Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association

Membership Benefits:

Legislative Strength

The Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association acts as the industry’s voice on legislative issues. Members are active in lobbying legislators and influencing  legislation that affects the chocolate industry.

Industry Networking

Annual Conference and Educational Opportunities for Growers and Farmers
During the annual HCCA Conference a variety of current issues in farming, production, manufacture and retail are presented by guest speakers and relevant industry information is shared among members. At other times field trips and workshops provide educational opportunities for growers and manufacturers.

General Membership Meetings

Annual general membership meeting are held during the HCCA Conference each year in February. Other networking opportunities may be arrangend at events during the year.

Statewide Educational Outreach

HCCA participates in a variety of educational and promotional activities during the year including The Hawaii Chocolate Festival, Agriculture Day at the Capital, the Maui County Agriculture Festival,  The Hawaii Cacao Festival and various Farmers Markets and Culinary Festivals around the state.

Additional Benefits

The HCCA Newsletter provides quarterly communication with members providing legislative updates, spotlighting upcoming events, industry news, member profiles and other relevant information of the

HCCA Logo

A users agreement providing guidelines for use will soon be available to Members interested in using the HCCA logo for promotional purposes (i.e. on packaging, Point of Sale material, website or other commercial applications)  Displaying this symbol demonstrates commitment to the standards and policies of the HCCA and will serve to promote awareness and strengthen the brand value of the Hawaii Chocolate and Cacao Association including our members products and services .