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Maui Top Restaurants Guide

Hawaii’s second largest island strikes a good balance between Oahu’s commercialism and the Big Island’s agrarianism. They have world-class hiking and mountain biking, plenty of culinary rewards circling the resorts of Wailea and Lahaina,...
Coffee Hawaii

Interview: coffee pro Ed Schultz (Honolulu Coffee Company, Kaldi’s Coffee + LatteLand)

Former investment banker Ed Schultz bought LatteLand in Kansas City in 2004 and later joined forces with Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. before building a third coffee company in Hawaii, Honolulu Coffee Co.. This man...
Coffee Hawaii

Interview: U.S. Barista Champion Pete Licata (Honolulu Coffee)

I first met Pete Licata in Hollywood, as he won the 2010 Western Regional Barista Competition before catching a return flight to Honolulu. The longtime coffee pro relocated from Kansas to Paradise in 2009,...
2010 Western Regional Barista Champion

Interview: Pete Licata: 2010 Western Regional Barista Champion

This year’s Western Regional Barista Competition was loaded with heavy hitters from California, but it turned out to be an outlier from Hawaii who took the title. Pete Licata, a two-time Midwest Regional Champ...