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"One of the Top 10 Estate Coffees in the world."

— Ken David's

"Baristas Favorite for Espresso Blends."

— Hawaii Coffee Association's Annual Barista Jam Kona, 2005


Coming home to Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms

LAHAINA NEWS, — March 12, 2015

McCarney Family The McCarney Family

It was always Mac and Alex McCarney's dream to live in a place that had beautiful weather, kind people and lots of outdoors. When they discovered the Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms community in West Maui, they found everything they were looking for… and a lot more.

In 2013, motivated to escape the busy city life of Richmond, Virginia, the McCarneys decided to plant new roots on sunny Maui.

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MauiGrown Coffee receives Starbucks' Coffee C.A.F.E. certification

LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii — January 29, 2015

Maui Mokka® coffee bags

It's official! MauiGrown Coffee has received certification in Starbucks' Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices (C.A.F.E.).

Starbucks Coffee Company initiated its C.A.F.E. Practices to evaluate, recognize, and reward producers of high-quality sustainably grown coffee that they purchase, while promoting social, economic and environmental standards in participating farms. The environmental standards and employment practices of MauiGrown Coffee were screened and tested, and passed with flying colors to be one of Starbucks' suppliers.

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MauiGrown Coffee's Maui Mokka® takes top honors at statewide cupping competition

LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii — August 4, 2014

Kimo Falconer inspects coffee

MauiGrown Coffee president, Kimo Falconer, inspects the
fruits of his team's labor during the drying process.
The processing methods used for their coffee varietals
is contributing to the company's growing success.

On July 18, 2014, MauiGrown Coffee reaffirmed their coveted place in the coffee world by capturing 1st Place for their Maui Mokka® — Natural at Hawaii Coffee Association's 6th Statewide Coffee Cupping Competition held in Kealakekua on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The 2014 field included 77 total entries. The Commercial Division included 22 entries, 12 of which came from the District of MAUI. In the Commercial Division, MauiGrown Coffee's Maui Mokka® — Natural and Aloha Hills Kona Coffee tied for 1st Place with a score of 87.3 out of 100. MauiGrown Coffee also took 2nd Place in the Maui District Division for their Maui Mokka® — Natural.

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MauiGrown Coffee carves new marketing niche, popularity growing worldwide

LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii — March 18, 2014

MauiGrown Green Coffee Farm

MauiGrown Coffee's four coffee varieties are estate grown and harvested
on 500 acres on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains.
Photo by: Paradise Aerial Photography

It has been almost 25 years since the former Pioneer Mill Company first started planting coffee on their Kaanapali Estate in West Maui. Today, MauiGrown Coffee is not only flourishing as one of the largest commercial coffee growers in the U.S., but they've also carved a growing market niche worldwide for their 100% MAUI Origin Coffee.

"Back in 1988 we planted four Arabica varietals — Yellow Caturra, Red Catuai, Typica and Mokka," said James "Kimo" Falconer, President of MauiGrown Coffee. "At the time, it was considered cutting edge to have multiple coffee varieties planted on a single estate. Through the years, we focused on refining our varietal approach

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It's official!

Hawaii Magazine, March, 2014

In HAWAII Magazine's 2nd Annual Readers' Choice Award, announced in their March issue, MauiGrown Coffee was ranked fourth in the "Best Hawaii—Grown Coffee Brand Category." Readers voted for their favorites in different categories and the magazine did not provide a "list" to pick from in each category, which literally meant readers needed to remember the company name. Majority of the voters were from the U.S. Mainland.

MauiGrown Coffee extends a big mahalo everyone who voted and are continuing to enjoy the fruits of our labor on the U.S. Mainland, statewide and at our MauiGrown Coffee Company Store in Lahaina. Our cup runneth over!

New owners ride the Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms wave

Lahaina News, February 13—19, 2014

KAANAPALI — Surfing has a way of bringing people together. For new Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms owners Abby and Robert Rinke, they didn't realize just how much their favorite pastime would change their lives until recently. After searching for nearly six years for their second home, Abby recalled how it brought them to Maui. For full article click here.

No tricks, only treats at MauiGrown Coffee Company Store

Halloween, 2013

Jeff Ferguson introducing the Ghouls Brew

This Halloween, treat yourself to MauiGrown Coffee Company Store's "Ghouls Brew," a serious blend of dark roasted coffees. According to the store's co—owner Jeff Ferguson, legend has it that each year, the Ghoul comes to town and selects a special coffee to be his Ghoul's Brew. This year, he chose MauiGrown Coffee to create his special brew. The Ghoul leaves town at midnight on October 31st, but this coffee is so hard to resist, they're making this flavor available through November 1st.

This special brew is just one of the many sweet surprises awaiting coffee lovers as MauiGrown Coffee celebrates three milestone anniversaries with the start of their new harvest season — the 25th anniversary of Kaanapali Estate (established by the former Pioneer Mill Company), the 10th anniversary of MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. (established by 5th generation farmer Kimo Falconer), and the 7th anniversary of the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store.

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Happy Anniversaries, MauiGrown Coffee!

Lahaina News, August 29, 2013

As numbers go, this year is a celebratory one for MauiGrown Coffee.

25 years ago the former Pioneer Mill Company first started planting coffee on their Ka‘anapali Estate—today, it is home of the premier agricultural community of Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms. 10 years ago Ka‘anapali Estate vice president, Kimo Falconer, realized his dream of starting his very own coffee operation when he established MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. 7 years ago MauiGrown Coffee Company Store, located adjacent to the historic Pioneer Mill Company's smokestack, opened its doors in 2006 to the delight of coffee enthusiasts locally and more

Interview with Kimo Falconer

Howard Dicus, Hawaii News Now, August 29, 2013

Hawaii News Now's Howard Dicus interviewed MauiGrown Coffee's Kimo Falconer on August 29th. Hear what Kimo had to say about the Kaanapali Fresh event (with its coffee theme) and about MauiGrown Coffee's growing success.


A cup of Paradise

Kaanapali Magazine, Summer/Fall 2013

When Lahaina farmer Kimo Falconer visited New York City last February, he stopped at a Starbucks. The barista was brewing up individual cups of coffee on a fancy, newfangled machine. At $7 a pop, these weren't just any coffees. They represented the crme de la crme of the coffee world, a limited supply of exceptional beans from a select few farms. For full article by Shannon Wianecki click here.


Hawaii Business Magazine, July 2013

Maui Coffee growers step out from Kona's shadow to define their brand. For full article by Shannon Wianecki click here.

Growing & processing methods pay off for MauiGrown Coffee

May 7, 2013

As MauiGrown Coffee winds down on another successful harvest season, the company is optimistic about the future of their 100% MAUI Origin Coffee thanks to their unique varietal approach to coffee, innovative coffee growing and processing methods, and a strong demand locally and nationally for their products.

"It's exciting to see how far we've come since the first coffee field trials were conducted in the State of Hawaii," said Kimo Falconer, president of MauiGrown Coffee.

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MauiGrown Coffee reports record harvest with Maui Mokka its shining star

March 12, 2012

MauiGrown Coffee president, Kimo Falconer,
inspects some of this year's coffee cherries.

This week, MauiGrown Coffee reported a record harvest of their Arabica coffee varieties grown at the 500—acre Kaanapali Estate. MauiGrown Coffee is the largest individually operated coffee grower in the U.S. and the original and only major producer of 100% MAUI Origin Coffee in the world.

This year's harvest, which totaled in excess of 350,000 lbs of green coffee, exceeded the volume of any prior harvests. The company credits their continued focus on quality as a major contributor to the increase in cherry production.

Since MauiGrown Coffee was established in 2003, the company has been working on revitalizing the coffee plants abandoned by the old Pioneer Mill Company, which closed its doors in 2001. Today, the fruits of their labor can be seen and measured. read more

MauiGrown Coffee in Lahaina a worldly establishment

Yemen 2010
Lahaina's own Kimo Falconer (center), the president of
MauiGrown Coffee, sips a cuppa with a group of local
experts at a coffee conference in Sana'a, Yemen, last month.

February 3, 2011 — The Maui News

The president of MauiGrown Coffee in Lahaina just went on an exotic trip to help put Maui coffee on the world map.

"I went to Sana'a, Yemen, for the Arabica Naturals Conference last month," says Falconer. "I spoke at the conference about the Mokka coffee variety we grow here on Maui that actually originated in Yemen. While there is an Al Qaeda presence there, it was a safe and interesting trip."

The photo Falconer provided really speaks to what the Yemenese culture considers "dressing up" for business. "The jambia sword is their equivalent of our tie," he says. read more

MauiGrown Coffee hopes coffee industry's "perfect storm" bodes well for 100% MAUI Origin coffee

coffee farm
MauiGrown Coffee's farm on the island of Maui is the only
grower of "certified" MAUI Origin coffee and the only producer
of Maui Mokka in the world.

March 25, 2011

There's a lot to be said about being in the right place at the right time. For fifth generation Lahaina farmer James "Kimo" Falconer, the global coffee industry's perfect storm is already having a positive impact on his MauiGrown Coffee's 100% MAUI Origin brand.

Factors which are helping to boost business for growers like MauiGrown Coffee are directly linked to the scarcity of coffee worldwide, the recent inventory reduction of Hawaiian coffee, and consumer's growing demand for specialty coffees. read more

MauiGrown Coffee finds growing market niche with its
100% MAUI Origin Coffee

April 2010

It's been over two decades in the making, but MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. is optimistic that their 100% MAUI origin coffee is here to stay. This 500—acre estate is churning out some of the most sought after coffee varieties in the world—Yellow Caturra, Red Catuai, Typica and their signature Maui Mokka™. read more

Thousand year—old coffee bean finds
a new home on Maui

April 2010

Mokka, one of the coffee industry's most promising varieties now calls the Hawaiian Island of Maui home, thanks to MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. Located on the slopes of West Maui, MauiGrown Coffee is the only producer of State of Hawaii certified MAUI origin coffee and the only commercial producer of the Mokka variety in the world. read more


MauiGrown Coffee's Yellow Caturra scores a 90 in Ken David's Coffee Review in March 2010.


Maui Mokka™ included as part of the signature coffee that won Peter Licata of Honolulu Coffee Co., the coveted #1 spot in the Western Region Barista Competition, February 2010.


Kimo Falconer with wife Deirdre

On October 23, 2009, Kimo Falconer's MauiGrown Coffee won the coveted Mayor's Small Business Award for the category of small businesses with 10 or fewer employees. This prestigious award was established in 2004 to recognize outstanding small businesses in Maui County.