On your way to Lahaina is an area called Lauiniupoko just before town. As you turn up towards the mountains (Mauka) you see the ancient valleys in the distance.
Somehow you feel the presence of the original Hawaiians. In the past, sugar cane was grown here on the slopes of West Maui overlooking the island of Lana`i . Wild coffee was established in the gulch. When the sugar cane was discontinued, land was divided into agricultural lots. People purchased land, built their dream homes and began their cottage crops on Maui. At the top of the sub-divisions is where Greg and Susy Stille began their small coffee farm on two acres. It is called Piliani Kope. The view is magnificent.
They have created a coffee barn above and adjacent to their home and the coffee trees are situated below the house in the gulch. This place is a must see on the West side of Maui. I met Susy and Greg at my first Christmas House which took place in their beautiful home and the home of Betsy Talon (The Maui Staging Group). They sold out of their first harvest. It was a fantastic event. Crafters of Maui presented their work which was beautifully staged by Susy and Betsy. Greg sold the coffee and the artwork in the barn. It’s a really beautiful place. Coming back down the hill you see the breathtaking view of Lana`i and Maui’s wild coconut palm edged coastline.