Is there any other possibility for ‘C’ than coffee?
My love affair with coffee has been long-standing, and I firmly believe there is no room in life for bad beans. Thank God for Maui Oma Coffee Roasting Co.
Maui Oma’s regular location is a little out-of-the-way facility down in the industrial section of Kahului. It might be Maui’s best kept secret that you can weave your way through a few buildings to find a cup of heaven.
This past weekend I caught up with them at the Maui Ag Fest on the grounds of the Tropical Plantation. They had a fantastic display complete with roasting demonstration. I was manning my own table most of the day, so I sent my favorite photographer over to grab a few photos. She’s sixteen and a confirmed coffee addict.
She didn’t come back.
I think they put her in a coffee trance. She finally turned up with a big smile, a camera full of great shots, and a bag of Red Catuai to facilitate her morning ‘shots’. Quite appropriate considering she started taking her coffee ‘black’ at the ripe old age of three!
Red Catuai (espresso roast) happens to be our favorite from Maui Oma, but Emma came home and marked her bag “Hands Off”.
I’ve never met a coffee from Maui Oma that I didn’t love, and I’m convinced that my friend Diana and I single-handedly keep this place in business. They’ll package your coffee selection right in front of you in any size bag you want. One pound, two pounds, or, for the serious home connoisseur, the five pound bag. The five pounder lasts about three weeks in our house.
Local grown, local roasted, it doesn’t get any better than that on Maui!
Working hard to make Geof famous. Mahalo for the coffee!
Photos courtesy of @PhotographBug