Say the word “Kona,” and coffee drinkers the world over swoon. Grown in the Kona District on the Big Island, its rarity and high-price attract a particularly discerning type of coffee consumer – one who appreciates quality and is willing to pay for it.
But Kona coffee isn’t the only player in the Hawaiian coffee game anymore. Recently, growers in Maui have begun to make a name for themselves by producing locally sourced, premium roasts with a flavor unique to their island.
Two such growers are Kula Beans and Piliani Kope Farm. Located on the sky-kissing slopes of Haleakala, Kula Beans has been around for more than 20 years and produces its single-origin, eco-friendly (no herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizers) coffees from its 150 trees. Like Kula Beans, Piliani Kope Farm is family-run and takes pride in its organic growing practices. The Lahaina-based farm produces several specialty blends, including City and French.
Both growers provide tours to visitors. And given their scenic locales, a visit is well worth it, even if you’re not java aficionado.
We had a wonderful time at Sail Away and I recommended Hawaii Hideaway to dozens of people. You were a delight to work with and I will definitely use you again the next time we rent a home in the islands.
Like a Dream
Bliss doesn’t even describe our experience. It was almost like a dream. We are ready to do this again with Hawaii Hideaways – you guys are the best. Everything was perfect!!!
Outstanding Experience From Beginning to End
It was in an outstanding experience from beginning to end, I would work with Hawaii hideaways again in the future unquestionably. Sunny Madeiros was terrific with her recommendations of everything from leisure activities to restaurants and even equipment rentals.
Coral Gables, FL
Perfect Combination of Elegance and Comfort
First time to Maui (and Hawaii). This is a spectacular setting and the home is a perfect combination of elegance and comfort. I could stay on the lanai all day long and be happy. Of course there’s a ton of fun activities, but it was great to have Gull Cottage as our base to come back to!
Arlington Heights, IL
You’re Going to Want to Stay
Our family spent a splendid week in Kauai in early 2017, basing ourselves out of the Touching Green house. It’s in a great location, has everything you need, and is just lovely. The pictures don’t do it justice. You’re going to want to stay!
We had a wonderful time in Kauai! We remained in awe at the unimaginable beauty, both of the rental home, as well as Kauai itself. It will be a treasured memory for life. I hope we can come back and make more memories.