Akamai Coffee Co. – Kihei

Akamai Coffee - Cozy Coffee Shop Featuring 100% Maui Coffees
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Akamai Coffee is a local business that offers 100% Maui grown coffee. The coffee will delight your taste buds and wake you up. Also, try the baked goods and sandwiches. They offer unique flavors that pair perfectly with coffee.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

The Akamai Coffee location on Kihei Road is located right on Maalaea Bay near Mai Poina Beach Park. This establishment offers 100% Maui coffee. No other U.S. state grows coffee for general consumption. Maui has risen to be a true treasure in the world of coffee. Several award-winning coffees are sold here, including Maui Mokka, which won the Best Coffee in the State of Hawaii at the Hawaii Coffee Association cupping competition.

Not only is the coffee local, but Akamai Coffee has its own roasters. These roasters have spent tons of time fine-tuning their process to get high-quality flavors in every batch. When you stop here for coffee, you are sharing a little piece of Maui. You are supporting local people in the community and delighting in a delicious product.

There are many options for coffee as well as baked goods and sandwiches. The staff is extremely friendly and the dining space is quaint and inviting. There is also a nice patio if you would like to sit outside. If you are unsure of what to try, ask a barista for their recommendation.

This coffee shop offers seasonal coffee drinks and you can also create your own. Try something new or get your old standby. A popular drink is the Honey Bee, made with coconut milk. Just know that this place will knock your socks off if you are used to the chain coffee shops.

Here are a few menu items you might like to consider trying.

Vegan donuts
Egg toast
NOLA cold brew
Decaf iced latte
Caprese sandwich
Espresso
Cappuccino
Scones
Coconut rolls

Honey Bee
In addition to stopping in for a drink or something to eat, you can also purchase coffee to enjoy at your home. Grab some beans when you are at the shop or order them online once you are home. 

Here are some options for coffee you can purchase and brew at home.

Akamai Signature Roast
This is the signature roast brewed at Akamai. It is 100% Maui locally grown coffee and has notes of dark chocolate, blackberries, and caramel. There are also hints of cinnamon and hazelnut.

Makawao Ave.
A light roasted coffee, this is also 100% Maui coffee. It offers sweet, yet subtle notes of toast, vanilla, and chocolate. There are also hints of caramel and cinnamon.

Yellow Brick Road Roast
Named because of the use of Yellow Caturra, this is a medium-dark roast. It offers notes of spiced fruit, honey, and chocolate with hints of caramel and almonds. 

Supporting local businesses is an important part of any vacation. Skip the chains and stop into Akamai Coffee. You will be glad that you did.

Insider Tip:
There is no Wi-Fi available at this coffee shop, but that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Unplug, relax, spend time with your friends or family members, and enjoy the coffee and food.