About James and Will
While growing up in the 80’s in Hawaii, when most kids went to the corner store to buy shaved ice, crack seed, and chips, I went to downtown McInerney to get myself a cup of dark espresso. From that impressionable age, I was always on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee. Over the decades, that great taste eluded my grasps until today. I decided to start a coffee business from what I learned and Ali’i Coffee is a direct expression of my love for great coffee.
I started my venture with a toaster-size roaster that I purchased for $100.00. I could not roast more than half a pound at a time, but I was immediately blown away by the difference in taste. With the blessing of my wife Brandee, a graduate from Kamehameha High School and Hawaii Pacific University, I purchased a commercial roaster and apprenticed under a master roaster of 40 years to further my understanding of the coffee business. We receive fresh green beans from different countries and local farms. Based upon our roasting formula, the freshness of our beans, and our roast to order policy, you will enjoy flavorful and fresh coffee.
Give Ali’i Coffee a try and start enjoying great tasting coffee.
Aloha and Mahalo,
Having grown up in the coffee industry in San Francisco, I always knew that coffee was my passion. As much as I love the taste, there is something about the aroma that always made me dream of creating my own coffee brand. After moving to Hawaii and discovering what great coffees were available here, I decided to take the leap and delve into the coffee roasting world by purchasing my first roaster. The journey took a great turn when James and I met and discovered our mutual love and vision for a coffee business. The rest is history. Cheers!
LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION
35 South Beretania St. (Between Fort Street Mall and Bethel St.)
400 Royal Hawaiian Ave. (Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach)
Ward Village/ Kaka'ako
1200 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste 641 (Ward Centre)
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Monday to Friday – 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Everyday 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Everyday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
China Town Municipal
Open lot across Marks Garage
Public Lot next to Ritz Carlton Residences
Free Parking in Ward Centre