Beautiful Day at the West Maui Coffee Farms

by Marilyn Jansen Lopes on October 19, 2012

The winds were howling in Launiupoko this morning as they blew out of the valley from the West Maui Mountains.
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The barn doors at Piliani Kope Farm had to be closed and Greg was roasting coffee for tomorrow’s Farmers Market.

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We enjoyed delicious Coffee, banana bread, chocolate chip cookies by Susy and a trek into the moist permaculture surrounding the coffee trees, to learn about growing coffee and how they do it here on Maui. Greg told us how they stump the trees to promote growth out the runners (shoots) off the coffee trees.

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These are gorgeous red coffee cherries almost ready to be picked. Beautiful island of Lanai below.

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These Koa trees bring nitrogen to the coffee trees through the roots into the soil. There is cacao growing on the property also.

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Love these purple flowers… Related to sweet potatoes.

You must take a tour of Piliani Kope Farm, followed by a visit to Kaanapali Coffee Farms 500 acres of magnificent land above the sea. It’s a gorgeous sight to see.

Maui No Ka Oi
(Maui the Best)

~ Marilyn

Marilyn Jansen Lopes
http://mauicountryfarmtours.com
808 283-9131
@jamarilyn on Twitter

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