Though many people think of Seattle as the coffee capital of the United States, it is Hawaii that it is the only state in the nation that is allowed to farm coffee commercially. This means that the morning cup of Joe you grab while visiting the islands is probably one of the freshest cups you will ever have. These are a few of the local coffee shops to try the next time you are on the big island.
This coffee shop has a lot of personality, which is immediately obvious when you see their quirky emoticon coffee sleeves. Who out there cannot relate to an emoji that announces whether they are having a good day or a bad one? The Brue Bar has been serving up locally-sourced coffee since 2013 and uses only the best roasts from world renowned providers. The menu includes hot and iced Lattes, Cocoa, Chai Latte, and a variety of Teasource Tea products.
Morning Glass Coffee and Café
There is no such thing as a pre-made cup of coffee at this laid-back, breezy, island coffee shop. No matter the drink order, every cup is brewed-to-order. This means that there may be a bit of a wait for your morning cup or afternoon pick-me-up, but who is really in a rush when you are on island time? In addition to their awesome coffee, the shop carries a variety of breakfast and lunch specials offered daily as well as grab-and-go options for those who do not have time to sit and enjoy their morning cup.
This tiny café in downtown Honolulu is a locally owned business. They serve coffee that is locally grown and provided by farms like Waialua Estate, Mauigrown Coffee, and Kauai Coffee, amongst others. In addition to the coffee selection, patrons can find homemade bakery items and a wide selection of teas.
Kai Coffee is the premier flagship café and retail location of couple Sam and Natalie Suiter. The couple works diligently to provide the finest coffee available to their patrons and to give them an enjoyable experience each time they visit. The shop offers sweet drinks, like the Kai Latte, with mac-nut whipped cream, as well as traditional coffee and cold brew.