Many do not know it, but Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee. It is such a luxury to buy locally grown coffee from one of the many farms on the Big Island, Kauai, or Maui. The rich volcanic soil is the ideal growing climate for local farmers to cultivate their crops and come up with new roasts, blends, and techniques for Hawaii coffee.
Now, I am certainly no expert, but I have tested, sampled, and enjoyed many cups since moving to Oahu. I like coffee black, nothing added, and will occasionally add some spices like cardamom and nutmeg, for a delicious afternoon cup. Our office even has a French Press that is in constant use.
So here is a list of my 5 favorite, must try, Hawaiian grown coffee. No 10% blends on this list. Only 100% coffee.
1) Three Stone Coffee – From Java on the Rocks. Kona, Big Island
Without question, the best cup of coffee I have ever had. If you’re in Kona, be sure to stop in and have a cup. You will not be disappointed.
2) Mulvadi Coffee – Kona, Big Island
This is my go to coffee. I buy it from a local grocery store and cannot recommend it enough. You might have to look hard, and if staying on Oahu,
travel outside of Waikiki to get a bag, but it will be well worth it.
3) Shims Coffee – Kula, Maui
4) Lion Coffee – Kona, Big Island
Legendary Lion Coffee. Probably the most well-known on this list, it’s a very nice cup of coffee. This is readily available all over the island, and in most grocery stores.
5) Kauai Coffee Co. – Kalaheo, Kauai
I found a giant bag of Kauai Coffee at Costco and was absolutely giddy. It didn’t last nearly as long as I thought it would because I couldn’t get enough.
Big Please let us know of any that you recommend and think we need to try.