Hawaii Coffee Blog


Below, you’ll find Hawaii Coffee Shop reviews, articles about coffee, coffee farms, roasters, and more.  If you think we should add more shops, could use a correction, or just want to share your favorite roasted beans, please leave a comment on the various posts.

We’ll be reviewing coffee shops on all islands, so check back for more!

Surf Camp

Surf Camp

Surf Camp is a local treasure located in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii offering outstanding coffee drinks, fresh food, and a boutique with some rare finds.

MAKANA Market + Cafe

MAKANA Market + Cafe

MAKANA Market + Cafe offers a delightful fusion of island-inspired cuisine, delectable coffee drinks, and a charming array of locally sourced gifts.

Midnight Bear Breads

Midnight Bear Breads

Midnight Bear Breads in Hanapepe, Kauai, is known for its outstanding homemade bread, pastries, and locally sourced coffee drinks. Stop by today!

Java Kai

Java Kai

When you are in Kapaa, dont forget to check out Java Kai for great coffee drinks, breakfast & lunch items, and freshly baked sweet treats!

Hawaii Irish Coffee

Hawaii Irish Coffee

Iced Hawaii Irish Coffee! Enjoy this simple, yet delicate Irish Coffee made with the best Hawaii coffee beans and organic ingredients.

Kai Bar Coffee Roasters

Kai Bar Coffee Roasters

Kai Bar Coffee Roasters, sisiter company of Java Kai in Kapaa, is serving up the same great tastes on the North Shore in Kilauea. Grab a cup today!

Little Fish Coffee

Little Fish Coffee in Poipu, Kauai serves up fresh, locally grown coffee and a great selection of food and smoothies; all with a great view!

Eden Coffee

Eden Coffee may be a small coffee trailer – but its delicious brews are dominating Kauai’s south-side coffee scene. Grab a cup today!

Top 20 Most Caffeinated Countries

It’s safe to say the world loves caffeine, but which countries love it the most? Here are the Top 20 Most Caffeinated Countries in the world.

Top 10 Little Beach Towns in Hawaii

It’s easy to get lost in all of the big attractions while visiting Hawaii. However, getting away from the crowds and grabbing a piece of local life in a little beach town can be a lasting memory. Here are the Top 10 Little Beach Towns to visit in Hawaii.

Who Are Hawaii’s Coffee Superstars?

The Kona region of the Big Island is one of the most popular sources of coffee in the world for enthusiasts. But can you find great coffee from other farms in Hawaii? Here are some lesser known superstars of Hawaiian Coffee.

Brewing Your Own Hawaiian Coffee

From a French press to a pour-over, there are many ways to make the best tasting cup of Hawaiian coffee. Here is information and recommendations for the most popular ways to brew that perfect cup of Hawaiian coffee.

Crema Maui

Andrea and Asher have a genuine love of coffee, and it shows when you try their creations. Located at Restaurant Marlow every morning from 7am to 1pm, they make some of the best coffee on Maui!

Kona Coffee Specialness

Kona Coffee is one of the rarest coffee varieties in the world making up just 1% of the world’s coffee. It has a unique taste and a rich history. Find out everything you wanted to know about this special Hawaiian crop.

Wailuku Coffee Company

With two locations to choose from, Wailuku Coffee Company has you covered when it comes to a great coffee and food experience. They offer an extensive menu of espresso drinks, comfortable seating, and fresh pastries.

The Market

Breakfast and coffee are just the beginning of what you can find at The Market in Wailea. A farm-to-table deli, cheeses, fine wine, and lunch made from scratch make The Market a place you might visit more than once.

That’s A Wrap

Made with Aloha says it all about Kihei’s That’s A Wrap, where the specialty is creating delicious, healthy wraps, bowls, espresso drinks, and more!

Sip Me

Sip Me is an upcountry staple for coffee and baked goods. Located in Makawao off of Baldwin Avenue, Sip Me offers creative espresso drinks, gluten-free and vegan baked goods, and outstanding customer service.

Piko Cafe

Piko Cafe voted “Best Local Cafe” in 2018, is a hidden gem on Maui. Located in Kihei by Long’s Drugs, Piko Cafe serves up some of the best breakfast you can find in Kihei, as well as organic espresso drinks.

Paia Bowls

One of the few eateries in Paia open for morning coffee, Paia Bowls is known for their health boosted Smart Start coffee and their heaping acai bowls. Kick off the Road to Hana the healthy way!

Maui Island Coffee

In Lahaina across from the Banyan tree in the Warf Cinema Center, Maui Island Coffee serves and sells some of the best coffee available on Maui.

Maui Coffee Roasters

Fresh coffee, roasted and brewed in-house is what makes Maui Coffee Roasters stand out. Great atmosphere, delicious baked goods, and friendly baristas only add to the experience at Maui Coffee Roasters.

Lava Java

Lava Java is here to add a little caffeine to your Maui adventures. Lava Java offers outstanding Maui coffee, available for shipping, as well as local sugar, tea, candy, and souvenirs.

Cafe @ La Plage

Cafe @ La Plage serves local coffee mere feet from the beach in Kihei, Maui. Stop by today to enjoy fresh coffee, delicious food, immaculate service, and local character.

Kraken Coffee Maui

Kraken Coffee Maui is all about excitement, creativity, and fun. Located in the food truck park behind Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei, Kraken Coffee serves up exciting coffee drinks and more!

Java Cafe

Focused on sustainability, Java Cafe serves up coffee delights, cold-pressed juices, breakfast, and pastries. Located in Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei, Maui.

Island Vintage Coffee

For 25 years Island Vintage Coffee has been serving some of the best 100% Kona coffee in Hawaii. Try their incredible specialty drinks, breakfast, or shave ice.

Island Press Coffee

If you are staying in Kaʻanapali, kick off your morning at Island Press Coffee. Located in the Fairway Shops, Island Press Coffee offers espresso drinks, local kombucha, delectable pastries, and breakfast.

Honolulu Coffee Company

From their farm on the Big Island of Hawaii to your cup, Honolulu Coffee has been serving its delicious coffee blends and gourmet treats to locals and visitors since 1992.

Hawaiian Villiage Coffee

Located in the Kahana Gateway shopping center on the west side of Maui, Hawaiian Villiage Coffee’s competition-grade baristas serve up 100% local Maui coffee and decadent baked goods.

Grandma’s Coffee House

Growing, harvesting, and roasting their own coffee since 1918, Grandma’s Coffee House offers organically homegrown coffee and exceptional breakfast and lunch.

Espresso Mafia

Known for their incredible specialty drinks and unique nitro cold brew process, Espresso Mafia will start your day right. Espresso Mafia is located in Makawao across from Rodeo General Store.

The Coffee Store

Known for its friendly baristas and rotation of freshly baked goods, The Coffee Store in Napili serves up local Hawaii grown coffee and legendary espresso drinks daily to the West Side of Maui.

Maui Coffee Attic

This cozy coffee shop in Wailuku offers not only breakfast and lunch, but also live entertainment. Maui Coffee Attic doubles as a performing arts venue and on certain days you can enjoy a coffee and a show.

Cafe Cafe

Tucked away on a side street in Lahaina, Cafe Cafe has been voted ‘Best Coffee Shop on Maui’ by Maui Time Weekly and offers healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks in addition to their 100% Maui gown coffee.

Better Things Cafe

Just up Baldwin Avenue in Paia, Better Things Cafe has your best day in mind offering high quality coffee, healthy food, and a comfortable atmosphere.

Belle Surf Cafe

Health focused and all organic, Belle Surf Cafe has placed your wellness at the forefront of its offerings. Located on Front Street in Lahaina, Belle Surf Cafe offers coffee, breakfast, and more.

Beachwalk Cafe

Walk along the Wailea Beach path, sip your morning coffee, and welcome the day. Beachwalk Cafe is located along Wailea Beach in front of the Four Seasons Wailea offering coffee, beverages, sunscreen & more.

Beach Street Maui

A family business since 2000, Beach Street has been serving up some of the best coffee and shave ice to Maui’s south side community. With breakfast, sandwiches, and snacks there is something for everyone at Beach Street Maui.

Baked On Maui

A dedicated staff begins work at midnight baking delectable treats and fresh bread for this local coffee shop. Baked on Maui in Haiku is a great spot to kick your day off right.

Bad Ass Coffee Co.

Inspired by the legend of the coffee carrying donkeys on the Big Island of Hawaii and their bold and reliable nature, Bad Ass Coffee Co. serves Hawaiian coffee with Aloha Spirit.

Albaʻs Cuban Coladas

Since March of 2006, Albaʻs Cuban Coladas has been serving Maui the authentic flavors of Cuban coffee and cuisine. The food is outstanding and the coffee is some of the best you will find on Maui.

Akamai Coffee Co.

The quick ascent of Akamai Coffee Co. as a power on Maui is quite remarkable. Now serving 100% Maui coffee in one of the best coffee shops on the island of Maui.

Paia Bay Coffee

Tucked behind a row of shops at Pa’ia’s only stoplight, Pa’ia Bay Coffee’s garden setting is a welcome respite from the north shore town’s busy sidewalks.