Party pics: Honolulu Coffee Experience Center grand opening

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Honolulu Coffee Company officially added its twelfth Hawaii location to its roster last night with the grand opening of its Coffee Experience Center in the former Hard Rock space across the Hawaii Convention Center. The new venue serves coffee, of course, with sweet and savory bites, and more.

Pass The Projects and BLKCORAL created a mural of a map of Hawaii as part of a display that shows the history and science behind their coffee production. Coffee beans are roasted onsite daily, and the facility has a cupping room — just as sommeliers use wine tasting, Honolulu Coffee’s certified coffee experts use the cupping process to taste and grade their coffee every day to select the best beans. The roaster, cupping room and the kitchen are designed so customers can watch an understand all of the activity behind the business.

Here are some scenes from last night’s grand opening party. The facility is now open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with free parking.

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Honolulu Coffee Company Coffee Experience Center
1800 Kalakaua Ave.
Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily