West Maui is the perfect place to stay when you’re visiting the island of Maui. Once the capital of the kingdom of Hawaii and home to the royals, today the area boasts some of the best surf on the island, outdoor activities, restaurants and shopping. Separated from the other half of the island by pali (steep cliffs), West Maui has a lot going on!
Even on vacation, coffee lovers need to get their fix. Maui is in serious competition with Kona coffee to produce some of the best coffee in the world! True to Maui’s heritage, local coffee roasters cherish the farm-to-table concept or rather, seed-to-cup to produce coffee of the best quality.
Maui has more than 50 coffee farms and over 500 acres in production. To familiarize yourself with Maui’s commercial production and flavorful varieties, take The West Maui Farm Tour. It is offered by Maui Country Farm Tours.
One of the stops on this tour, Maui Grown Coffee Inc., is the most famous spot for coffee in West Maui. The company harvests their coffee from the Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms, growing several varieties of Arabica coffee for every palette including Yellow Caturra, Red Catuai, Typica and Maui Mokka. These superior varieties are not grown anywhere else in the world!
The farms are 600 feet above sea level and offer stunning panoramic views of the islands. From 1988 to 2001, the company operated as Ka‘anapali Estate Coffee under the Pioneer Mill Sugar Company. After operations ended, Kimo Falconer revived the coffee farm, establishing Maui Grown Coffee Inc. in 2003.
You can go straight to Maui Grown Coffee in Lahaina at 277 Lahainaluna Road next to the protruding Smokestack.It is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested in more coffee? You can also explore the other side of the island with Maui Country Farm Tours’“Kula Backyard Farm Tour” which includes a coffee farm upcountry.