Coffee Moisture Meter Calibration Workshop
Friday, September 28th, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kona Cooperative Extension Service Conference Room
79-7381 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Bring your moisture meter and we will help you calibrate it to state standards!
UH CTAHR’s Kona Cooperative Extension and the Kona Coffee Farmers Association welcome you to an informational and interactive workshop about coffee moisture meter calibration. Moisture meters are used to measure moisture content of parchment and green coffee beans during the drying process prior to storage and roasting.
Hawaii state law requires green coffee to be dried to 9% - 12% moisture, which is surprisingly difficult to meet. If improperly dried, it can lead to production and marketing risks. Too dry, the coffee loses quality; too wet, it encourages mold. Also, parchment and green coffee should be dried to approximately 11% to manage CBB damage.
During this workshop, we will discuss the basics of how moisture meters work and its importance in the coffee drying process. We will have several types of meters to compare and have state certified parchment available for testing. Bring your own green coffee or parchment to see if your meter is measuring moisture content correctly. Don’t have a moisture meter or need a new one? This is the perfect opportunity to try out different models.
This co-sponsored workshop is a free event and all farmers are welcomed. Please register for seating and don’t forget to bring your moisture meter with you.
If you register and are unable to make the workshop, please contact Gina at 808-322-4892 or Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. There may be a wait list and we would like to provide someone else with the opportunity to attend.
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