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Lahaina HI: Maui Coffee Company Store

The Big Island is well-known for its Kona coffee but Maui grows coffee as well. Maui Coffee Company grows a range of artisanal beans that they also serve brewed at their company store. My main mission was to buy beans to take back with me. But they surprised me with a tasting of several of their beans. All were delicious and quite distinct. One doesn't often get the chance to taste beans side-by-side.

I ended up with two bags. One is their standard roast made of several blends. The other is known as peaberry because the beans are singletons; the bag contains several varieties of these singletons.

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