Maui Coffee Association Schedule of Meetings and Events

MCA Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, June 18, 2019 "Talk Story" 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM,
MCA business 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting Location - Kula Community Center
MCA Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 "Talk Story" 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM,
MCA business 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting Location - Kula Community Center
Seed To Cup Coffee Festival, August 4, 2019, 9AM to 3PM
Location - Maui Tropical Plantation
MCA Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 "Talk Story" 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM,
MCA business 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meeting Location - Kula Community Center

Highlights from the 2018 Seed To Cup Coffee Festival

Our Organization

The Maui Coffee Association is a group of growers, service providers, merchants and others with an interest in promoting and enjoying coffee grown in Maui County. Our mission is to improve awareness and communication between growers and other segments of the Maui coffee industry.

Through community events, farm tours, cupping workshops and other opportunities the organization will represent the Maui coffee industry to the public and the County and State Government.

Formed in 2005 with just a few farms, the membership has grown to over 100 members, including roasters, purveyors, enthusiasts and 32 farms.

So the next time you order a Maui MokkaTM, double, half caff, lo foam, cappuccino you'll know that we were the ones who...

planted the seed, nurtured and watered the tree, pruned the branches, picked the beans, pulped, fermented, cleaned, dried, raked, dried some more, hulled, roasted, packaged, ground and brewed the you could.

Educational events are a cornerstone of MCA and we have successfully held workshops that have helped farmers with pruning, keys to coffee quality, soil fertility, and management of potential pests such as coffee berry borer. In 2016 we started an annual Taste Discovery workshop which was very popular and provides a link between quality graders, professional cuppers, farmers, and different coffee regions on Maui.

Our organization is open to anyone with an interest in Maui coffee. Business membership dues are $30.00 per year for any farm or business located in Maui County that grows, roasts, wholesales, retails or processes coffee as a not insignificant part of their business. Each business membership will be allocated one vote. Basic membership is $30.00 and is for any individual or business interested in promoting, fostering or furthering the work of The Maui Coffee Association. Enthusiast members may not vote.



Double click the form for a printable version.

Mail your completed membership form to:
The Maui Coffee Association
P. O. Box 1089 . Kula, Maui, Hawaii 96790
Make checks payable to:
The Maui Coffee Association

President: Sydney Smith - 808-572-0072
The Maui Coffee Association is a 501c6 non-profit organization.

Coffee Berry Borer

A significant threat to Maui Coffee has been found in Kipahulu on the east side of Maui. If you are a visitor and have traveled to that area please do not visit any coffee growing regions afterward. The coffee berry borer or CBB is tiny and can hitchhike on your clothes or in the dirt on your shoes. Please sanitize your footwear and remove dirt and debris after a hike and BEFORE traveling back to uninfested areas!

Seed To Cup 2016

2016 Seed to Cup Coffee Fashion Show participants

A beautiful day at Maui Tropical Plantation

MauiGrown Coffee booth

Maui Oma Coffee Roasting Company

Good Food, Good Coffee!

The Hawaii Coffee Association conference is coming up in July (7/26-7/28/18).  At the conference there will be a “State of the Union” presentation re coffee production for each island/district for the past year.  So that Maui and Molokai are well represented, please take a moment NOW to add up your coffee cherry totals for 2017, as well as any other significant events that you may have encountered in 2017 such as unusual rainfall (or lack of), pests, and anything else that affected—good or bad—your 2017 coffee cherry production. If you don’t know the exact amount of cherry that you harvested a “guesstimate” is ok.

Please send these totals to me NO LATER THAN JUNE 1, 2018.

Cupping Trials for this Year

Get your beans in for this year's Cupping Trials by April 28th, 2017...
Registration Form