Hundreds of acres of coffee orchards are not the only thing flourishing at Kaanapali Coffee Farms in West Maui. This vibrant agricultural community is also enjoying a growth spurt with a number of new homes dotting this Napa-like landscape and families excited to be moving in.Currently, seven homes are under construction and a number of homes are in the design phase. Among the newest owners are Arvinder and Manjeet Surdhar, who just broke ground on their 4,800 square foot estate.
When land owner Kaanapali Land Management Corp. first started planning their Kaanapali Coffee Farms in West Maui they envisioned a residential community that would pay homage to the area’s plantation roots. Today, their dream has been realized through careful master planning and subdivision design guidelines that are helping to shape the look and feel of this true agricultural community.
Roasting coffee is as much an art as it is a science. Just ask those who have made coffee roasting and brewing their life’s passion – people like Jeff Ferguson, co-owner of MauiGrown Coffee Company Store in Lahaina.
Since the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store opened in 2006, residents and visitors have been drawn to this plantation store which features MauiGrown Coffee’s prized coffee varietals. Thanks to Kimo Falconer, who helped revive the coffee farm; and Kaanapali Land Management Corp., who assembled a dedicated coffee team; several Arabica coffees – Maui Mokka, Yellow Caturra, Red Catuai and Typica – are grown and harvested in the breathtaking Kaanapali Coffee Farms community in West Maui.
As Kaanapali Coffee Farms nears the final sellout of its Phase One – a feeling of euphoria is felt among the residents and land developer, Kaanapali Land Management Corp. And, for good reason! Only 12 estate lots remain available for sale – many with the best views – in this spectacular 51-lot subdivision in West Maui. Prices start from $855,000.
For the past 4 years, Rohn Stark has served as the principal broker of Kaʻanapali Coffee Farms (KCF) in West Maui. This true agricultural community located just four minutes from the Kaanapali Beach Resort is not only one of the most breathtaking properties available on the market today, but owners are playing an active role in preserving our island’s agricultural heritage. Recently, we spoke with Rohn about this unique property.
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.
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.
When Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern United States, St. Petersburg, Florida residents Chris and Kathy decided they'd had enough of the uncertain weather conditions and hectic lifestyle. It was time for a change. Their search for a new home and a new life led them to Maui, where they fell in love with the Ka`anapali Coffee Farms community
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.
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.