By Léo Azambuja

Alina Spatariu, center, with Tiny Isle’s Jonathan Jay and Joanna Faso

Alina Spatariu, center, with Tiny Isle’s Jonathan Jay and Joanna Faso

Can you imagine spending two days surrounded by the best chocolates and coffees in Hawai‘i, plus cool locally made craft, delicious food and live music?

Well, ask those who attended the 2nd Annual Kaua‘i Chocolate & Coffee Festival in Hanapepe, Kaua‘i’s Westside Oct. 21 and 22.

The festival featured the best chocolates and coffeef made on Kaua‘i, and a few from other islands. There were tastings, workshops and demonstrations going on.

Local musicians entertained the crowd browsing through more than 20 booths also showcasing local artisans, desserts and more. A silent auction ran for the entire event. Just around the corner, Storybook Theatre offered activities for the keiki.

Outside the large tent, several food trucks served lunch, ice cream and shave ice.

Chocolate kudos to all who put together and attended the event, and especially to presenters Hanapepe Economic Alliance, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and Special Events Hawai‘i.