Welcome to Kaanapali Land Management Corp.’s official website. We’re pleased to share with you information about our company, our current projects, and updates on our community-based planning efforts.
In May 2007, Kaanapali Development Corp. changed its name to “Kaanapali Land Management Corp.”
as part of a renewed focus on our motto of “Honoring our roots. Preserving our spirit.”
Our company’s vision is best exemplified in our mission statement:
Over the years, our company has made a true commitment to preserving agriculture in West Maui through our subsidiary Kaanapali Farm Services and our joint venture with MauiGrown Coffee, Inc.. We value our working relationships with such worthy organizations as Maui Cultural Lands in preserving the cultural treasures of Honokowai Valley; and we also actively encourage sound stewardship practices in the planning process for our development projects - Ka‘anapali 2020, Pu‘ukoli‘i Village Mauka, Waine‘e and Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms.
As a long-time kama‘aina (local), land-holding company, we have seen Maui grow. We have witnessed and understand the opportunities and challenges to preserve our island’s quality of life, and we have learned many lessons through the years. The most important of which is involving the community and working together to bring about a brighter future for Maui. We encourage you to learn more about our projects, and to get involved in our community-based planning efforts. A big mahalo to the many residents who have contributed to the vision of West Maui.
In the News
No tricks, only treats at MauiGrown Coffee Company Store
This Halloween, treat yourself to MauiGrown Coffee Company Store's "Ghouls Brew," a serious blend of dark roasted coffees. According to the store's co-owner Jeff Ferguson, legend has it that each year, the Ghoul comes to town and selects a special coffee to be his Ghoul's Brew. This year, he chose MauiGrown Coffee to create his special brew. The Ghoul leaves town at midnight on October 31st, but this coffee is so hard to resist, they're making this flavor available through November 1st. read more
This special brew is just one of the many sweet surprises awaiting coffee lovers as MauiGrown Coffee celebrates three milestone anniversaries with the start of their new harvest season — the 25th anniversary of Kaanapali Estate (established by the former Pioneer Mill Company), the 10th anniversary of MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. (established by 5th generation farmer Kimo Falconer), and the 7th anniversary of the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store.
In celebration of this milestone year, the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store will be offering coffees, shirts, mugs and memorabilia for sale starting from November 1st through November 9th. Customers will enjoy samplings of MauiGrown Coffee's exceptional varietals — Red Catuai, Yellow Caturra, Typica and their famous Maui Mokka. A special anniversary blend called "Kimo's Brew" will be unveiled and offered for the first time to the public. Additionally the 25 year Anniversary Blend will be on sale — a unique blend of all four coffee varietals in one flavorful cup. Organized coffee tours, sample coffee roasting, live music and a coffee cup art contest are also being planned. Watch for announcements of these and other events and promotions throughout the year on website www.MauiGrownCoffee.com and/or follow on Facebook.
For Ferguson, who opened the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store with his partners Diane Boyd and Falconer, it's been a whirlwind 7 years. Fueled by their passion for coffee, their team has helped to position the store; located adjacent to the historic Pioneer Mill Company smokestack; as a must-stop, must-experience destination — an accolade that they've certainly earned. Their customers appreciate the friendly service and local knowledge of the Kaanapali Estate coffee growing region and, together with landowner Kaanapali Land Management Corp. (KLM), they've helped to put MauiGrown Coffee on the map.
Looking towards the future, Ferguson is optimistic about the MauiGrown Coffee brand.
"It all started with Kimo's dream — to see coffee thrive in West Maui," said Ferguson and we wanted to help make that happen. "Today, MauiGrown Coffee is creating a buzz amongst coffee aficionados worldwide thanks to the dedicated efforts of Kimo, KLM, local farmers and our store's team. But in the end what matters most is what our customers think. As long as they continue to appreciate an exceptional cup of coffee, MauiGrown Coffee has a bright future ahead."
The MauiGrown Coffee Company Store is located at 277 Lahainaluna Road, next to the historic Pioneer Mill smokestack on Lahainaluna Road in Lahaina. Open Monday through Saturday, 6:30 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit www.MauiGrownCoffee.com or call (808) 661-2728.
Happy Anniversaries, MauiGrown Coffee!
Lahaina News, August 29, 2013
As numbers go, this year is a celebratory one for MauiGrown Coffee.
25 years ago the former Pioneer Mill Company first started planting coffee on their Ka‘anapali Estate—today, it is home of the premier agricultural community of Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms. 10 years ago Ka‘anapali Estate vice president, Kimo Falconer, realized his dream of starting his very own coffee operation when he established MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. 7 years ago MauiGrown Coffee Company Store, located adjacent to the historic Pioneer Mill Company's smokestack, opened its doors in 2006 to the delight of coffee enthusiasts locally and worldwide.read more
Today, MauiGrown Coffee is one of the largest commercial coffee growers in the U.S. and the original and only major producer of 100% MAUI Origin Coffee in the world. Efforts to establish a unique brand and a coveted place in the coffee world have been an amazing journey for this kama‘aina company, and the opportunity to share the fruits of their labor to a worldwide audience continues to fuel their passion.
"It seems like only yesterday that we were knee-deep in coffee research and traveling to coffee-growing regions around the world," said Falconer. "Fast forward 25 years and heading into a new harvest season, I feel like we're still perfecting our craft improving on our growing, harvesting and production methods to create a superb cup of coffee."
The company's roots began in the late 1980s. West Maui, it turned out, provided a perfect growing environment for four arabica varieties — "Yellow Caturra","Red Catuai", "Typica", and a nearly 1,000-year old variety called "Mokka". Because of the impressive results of its field trials, Pioneer Mill planted what would eventually become a 500-acre commercial coffee operation. The company built a processing plant and purchased coffee harvesting equipment. In less than a decade, Pioneer Mill renamed the operation Ka‘anapali Estate Coffee and was producing 500,000 pounds of green arabica beans annually.
Despite a tremendous amount of hard work and perseverance, continued losses in sugar proved to be the downfall of Pioneer Mill Company. But the company's commitment to preserve West Maui's agricultural roots remained steadfast. Even after Pioneer Mill closed down, landowner Kaanapali Land Management Corp. continued to maintain the coffee trees in the hopes that someone would take over and keep the land in agriculture as they had intended.
Re-enter James "Kimo" Falconer — a fifth-generation Lahaina resident with a passion for nurturing the land and for coffee in equal measure. With the help of Kaanapali Land Management Corp. and his strong resolve, the dormant Ka‘anapali Estate Coffee plantation would soon live again under the MauiGrown Coffee banner.
Today, one can visit Kaanapali Coffee Farms on the breathtaking slopes of the West Maui Mountains, home of MauiGrown Coffee. It's definitely worth a visit or you can choose to live in this master-planned community (ownership includes your very own coffee orchard!) — a place steeped in tradition and natural beauty.
With a bevy of anniversaries to celebrate this year, MauiGrown Coffee can honestly say their cup runneth over.
For information on MauiGrown Coffee, visit www.MauiGrownCoffee.com, follow them on Facebook, or visit the store at 277 Lahainaluna Rd. For information on Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms, call 888-KCF-MAUI (888-523-6284), visit www.KaanapaliCoffeeFarms.com or follow them on Facebook.
Ka‘anapali 2020 continues to move forward
June 7, 2012 - Lahaina News
Thirteen years ago, Kaanapali Land Management Corp. reached out to the community to help shape their 1,156-acre property called "Ka`anapali 2020." Fast forward to today and the project is still working its way through an arduous approval process that has undergone various economic and political cycles, company leadership changes, and rigorous state and county requirements. … full story...(pdf)
Kaanapali Land Management Corp. Promotes Howard Hanzawa
By Linn Nishikawa, November, 2011
This week, Kaanapali Land Management Corp. (KLMC) announced the promotion of Howard Hanzawa to Senior Vice President.
Since joining this land-holding company in 2006, Hanzawa has overseen KLMC's operations and projects in West Maui. These include the 913-acre Ka‘anapali 2020 master-planned community that offers a mix of residential, recreational, open-space, and public and commercial uses, including a planned acute care medical facility. The Pu‘ukoli‘i Village Mauka community that offers a diversity of housing, parks, open space, a school site, and community facilities — all capturing the spirit of "coming home." The 200-acre Waine‘e project that provides for a community planned expansion of Lahaina Town with affordable and market housing and other amenities that will enhance the quality of life for residents of West Maui. The 300-acre Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms, a private agricultural community that continues to preserve our island's agricultural roots through the offering of 4 to 7-acre farm lots and their partnership with MauiGrown Coffee who markets the internationally recognized coffee that's grown on the farm. Other efforts include working with Maui Cultural Lands to help ensure the preservation of our island's cultural treasures such as Honokowai Valley.
"Howard is a very dedicated, hard-working individual, and we are honored to recognize his value to this company and our community through this promotion," said Stephen A. Lovelette, Kaanapali Land Management Corp. Executive Vice President. "His commitment to building a strong island company and his passion for working with the people of Maui resonates with our vision of honoring our roots and preserving our spirit. We look forward to continuing to work with Howard to realize the important community-based projects that will ultimately benefit Maui's citizens."
Plantation Living Redefined
By Linn Nishikawa, February, 2010 - Real Estate Maui Style
Manicured rows of coffee plants laden with vibrant colored cherries, inviting shaded lanais framing breathtaking sunsets, romantic strolls and cool quiet evenings. Even those who visit… full story...(pdf)