|owners Greg & Susy, and their House Blend City Roast coffee
I love finding and trying new to me local coffee.
Last week I picked up a bag of Piliani Kope Farm’s House Blend City Roast coffee. It’s a medium roast coffee, a combination of Yellow Caturra, Red Catuai and Heirloom Kanaka Kope beans. It is really good.
Piliani Kope Farm is located at 15 Wailau Place southeast of Lahaina. Their store is open from 9am-2pm or buy online.
They also offer tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays or by special appointment. Call them to schedule a tour 808-661-5479.
Tour 1: 3 hours
– seed to cup experience
– harvest season specialty tour
– tour a working farm from picking to processing
– coffee education
– talk story lunch
– roasting & packaging for take away
Tour 2: 90 minutes
– walk & talk the farm with coffee education
– roasting and tasting
tour 3: 60 minutes
– in house barn
– clipping experience
– roasting & tasting flavor profiles
Did you know that Ocean Vodka is building a new distillery upcountry (Kula)? Starting April they will be offering three tours a day, Monday through Saturday! Reservations required – (808) 877-0009.
Ocean Vodka is made from 100% certified organic sugar cane and desalinated deep ocean mineral water. Interesting…
|nice view over the building (look at all the solar panels)
Our neighbors took a drive up there yesterday afternoon, though at this time there isn’t much to see yet besides the gorgeous bi-coastal views. It’s close to the Surfing Goat Dairy.
La Perouse Bay, known to our family as ‘the old lava flow’, is definitely worth checking out! As you may know, Maui was formed by two volcanos – the now extinct Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui Mountains) and Haleakala, which you will find labelled as both active and dormant. I’m not sure how a volcano can be active and dormant at the same time, but there you have it.
You take the main road through Wailea and just follow it to the very end. You drive through Makena and through wilderness and brush, along the ocean, past beautiful mansions… the road will get narrower and narrower and you will probably think to yourself, ‘I must have missed it’. No – keep going! When you are almost there, you will be surrounded by broken up chunks of lava on either side of the one lane road. Once through that, you pass a ranch on the left and the road ends with a parking lot on the right next to the ocean. I encourage you to get out of the car and hike around in the old lava field next to the parking lot. It is really cool, and it is free!
|hiking around in the old lava rock at La Perouse Bay – you CAN do this in slippahs (flip flops)
Some say this last lava flow occurred in 1790, but according to Andrew Doughty’s ‘Maui Revealed – the Ultimate Guide book’ (5th edition, page 135), it could have occurred 300 years prior to that in 1490 also. Incidentally, this is a great guide book, I highly recommend it – look for it on Amazon, your friendly neighborhood ABC store and even Costco!