Coffee roaster wins top coffee award

  • Laura Ross (Courtesy photo)

Laura Ross, master roaster at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, is the winner of the Coffee Review’s Number One Coffee of 2018. This is the first time that Coffee Review has declared any Hawaii coffee to be the top coffee of the year.

Ross roasted Kona Mocca coffee beans grown on the Hula Daddy farm in Kona. Coffee Review described the coffee as, “A marvel of a coffee, inviting and esoteric, chimerical and grounded, all at once.”


“We have always known that Laura was one of the finest coffee roasters in Hawaii” said Karen Paterson, owner of Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, “We are so pleased that other people recognize the contribution she is making to quality Kona Coffee.”

Coffee Review was founded in 1997. Since its founding, Coffee Review has become the world’s most widely read and influential coffee buying guide. In 2015 over one million coffee lovers visited Coffee Review. Most of the great changes that have taken place in the fine coffee world over the past eighteen years have been reflected in and often anticipated by reviews, tasting reports and major articles.


Hula Daddy Kona Coffee is a boutique coffee company growing in Kailua-Kona.

Hula Daddy only sells retail, roasted coffee at its plantation and on its website at

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