Lahaina’s new buzz: The MauiGrown Coffee Company Store
LAHAINA – Since its opening in 2006, the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store has earned a coveted place in Lahaina’s history. Its historical roots, nostalgic plantation-era ambiance, knowledgeable staff and world-class coffee varieties are not only a coffee lover’s heaven, it’s a must-stop-and-experience attraction for visitors and residents alike.
In 2010, the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store, formerly the Pioneer Mill Company office and store, was designated as a “Lahaina Heritage Site” by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Today, this historic landmark – along with the adjacent old smokestack – are two of the oldest structures still standing that are associated with the Pioneer Mill (1860-1999).
The store pays homage to Lahaina’s plantation roots. Architectural features are characteristic of the plantation era. Fabulous old photos depicting the history of the sugar mill and historic memorabilia are found throughout the store. The store’s shelves are stocked with bags in several sizes of 100 percent MauiGrown Coffee and their requisite logo items – T-shirts, baseball caps and the like. Adjacent is the heart of the matter: the coffee bar that serves all four varieties of 100 percent MauiGrown Coffee, espresso, lattes, coffee drinks and signature blends, along with assorted pastries. One can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee on the covered lanai with a view of the adjacent Pioneer Mill Smokestack and two of its original locomotives – a true plantation sensation!
Visitors are treated like family. Locally owned by James “Kimo” Falconer and his wife, Deirdre, and Jeff Ferguson and Diane Boyd, they along with their exceptional staff share not only their knowledge of coffee varieties, but their passion for a great cup of Joe. And what an amazing coffee it is!
MauiGrown Coffee is the first and largest producer of State of Hawaii-certified Maui origin coffee and the only commercial producer of the famous Maui Mokka variety in the world. Their exceptional varieties are grown and harvested at Kaanapali Coffee Farms located just four miles north of the store, and they continue to garner accolades worldwide. The theory of “quality from seed to cup” best describes the planning and operation of MauiGrown Coffee.
Visit MauiGrown Coffee Company Store soon and often. The store is located at 277 Lahainaluna Road in Lahaina and open Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.MauiGrownCoffee.com.