How We Do What We Do

At Kai Coffee Hawaii®, we believe that exceptional coffee starts at the source and doesn't end until it's brewed into the perfect cup. This journey from bean to brew is a labor of love, passion, and unwavering commitment to quality. We meticulously manage each step – sourcing, roasting, and brewing – to ensure that the coffee we serve offers a unique and delightful experience. Let us take you on a journey through our process; see how we bring you the best of Hawaii's coffee in every cup.


Kai Coffee Hawaii® is unwavering in its commitment to sourcing the finest coffee beans available. Harvested from the fertile volcanic soils of Hawaii, our beans are a product of the island's unique microclimate, where sloping hills meet the Kai, or ocean. This marriage of land and sea creates the perfect amount of rainfall and natural shade for our coffee to grow. Moreover, we take pride in being part of the fair-trade movement. We believe that the provenance of our coffee matters, not just in terms of quality and flavor, but also with respect to supporting equitable trade practices. We have established long-standing relationships with producers, working directly with them to ensure the best product and the best practices


Our roasting process is as much an art as it is a science. Once the coffee beans are hand-picked and processed, they are artisan-roasted to perfection on a 25 lb. San Francisican Roaster, with profiles never exceeding a medium roast. This crucial step in the coffee-making journey requires a keen understanding of how heat affects the flavor profile of the beans. At Kai Coffee Hawaii®, we have honed this craft over years of experience, striking a delicate balance to bring out the beans' distinct flavors without overpowering them. The result is a diverse offering of unique, flavorful roasts that celebrate the richness and depth of Hawaiian coffee


Brewing is where the culmination of our meticulous sourcing and artisan roasting comes alive. Our expert baristas, trained in efficiency and precision, brew each cup with utmost care, using Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) standards for all coffee operations. We offer a variety of brewing methods to cater to diverse preferences, including Pour Over, Aeropress, French Press, and a delicious 12-hour Cold Brew Coffee, adjusting both our brew ratio and bean coarseness based on each brewing method. Whether you're looking for a classic espresso-based drink like a Macchiato, Cappuccino, or Latte, or you're interested in trying one of our blended Frappes, we ensure a perfect brew with minimal wait time. Every cup we serve embodies our mission: Aloha In Every Cup®.

Aloha In Every Cup®

What it Means to Us, What You Mean to Us Central to our ethos is our brand promise - Aloha In Every Cup®. Aloha is more than just a word to us, it's an embodiment of our service culture. We strive to ensure that every element of our business helps guests like you feel welcomed, from the quality of our product and the ambiance of our cafe, to our fast and friendly service. We understand the value of each customer's time, your time, and we are committed to making even the longest wait feel worthwhile. At Kai Coffee Hawaii®, every guest is important and each interaction is crafted with care and sincerity. We thank you for letting us be a part of your morning routine, your community, and your Ohana.