April 30, 2018

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HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—The Honolulu Museum of Art announces it will launch its own custom blend of coffee on May 1. The handsomely packaged coffee will be available in the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop at its main Beretania Street location and at its second location, Spalding House.

Honolulu Museum of Art interim food and beverage manager Josh Hancock was looking for the right coffee to use as the house brew. The new HoMA Signature Blend is a custom blend of Maui and Costa Rican coffee roasted exclusively for the museum by Kona Coffee Purveyors.

Wanting to showcase one of Hawai‘i’s best coffees, Hancock knew he wanted to work with Kona Coffee Purveyors, and selected Maui coffee for its subtle sweetness and toasted-nut characteristics. “It pairs very well with the silky body and bittersweet chocolate notes found in Costa Rican coffee,” he explains. “We tasted and cupped dozens of coffee varieties and blends at Kona Coffee Purveyors’ state-of-the-art roasting facility and with the help of owners Jackie and Ray Suiter were able to create a blend that I think is unique and complex, yet delicious and familiar to coffee lovers.”

The coffee is so good, museum retail manager Cori Mackie decided it would make a great gift to stock in the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop. She collaborated with Hancock and museum senior graphic designer Anjali Lee to create the perfect omiyage. Lee designed labels featuring two iconic works from the museum’s collection—the 11th-century statue of Guanyin and Charles Bartlett’s print Surf-Riders.

Freshly roasted and ground beans are hand-packed weekly at the museum. The HoMA Signature Blend costs $14.99 for six ounces.


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About the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.

Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai’i.


Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


Honolulu Museum of Art: Tues–Sun 10 am–4:30pm; closed Monday.

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sun 10am–4pm; closed Monday.

Admission (permits entry to both museums on the same day):

$20 general admission; $10 Hawai‘i residents and active duty military living in Hawai‘i; children 18 and under are free.

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