From the folks at MauiGrown Coffee:
Like fine winemakers who search for the perfect match between grape and growing conditions to turn an ordinary wine into one of the finest vintages in the world, so is our quest to produce a bountiful range of unique, distinctive, high quality coffees from the Ka‘anapali Estate. Our pioneering varietal research has enabled MauiGrown Coffee to match some of the finest Coffee arabica with the ideal growing conditions of the West Maui Mountains.
This breathtaking estate is located near the historic town of Lahaina. The 500 acre farm was originally a part of the Pioneer Mill sugar plantation, which diversified out of sugar cane into coffee in 1988. The entire farm is drip irrigated from West Maui’s fresh mountain streams, which feed the 100-year old ditch system formerly used by the sugar plantation. Puʻu Kukui, the second wettest spot in the world and highest peak in West Maui, stands guard above the gentle slopes of the Ka’anapali Estate.
Coffee plants are harvested for their cherries once a year, starting around September. MauiGrown Coffee’s processing plant not only pulps and dries the parchment coffee, it also separates ripe from overripe and immature coffee cherries. Coffee is then sent through the dry mill for hulling, polishing and grading by size. What comes out of the dry mill is the result of 12 months of growing and bean maturation after flowering. MAUI Origin Coffee at the Ka‘anapali Estate is nurtured year-round in an ideal climate for growing outstanding coffee.