Saturday, July 17, 2010

Maholo for the Caffeine

There are a few things that Hawaii does extremely well. Coffee is one of them. Somehow, an ordinary cup of joe on Oahu (or Kauai, or Maui, you get my drift) is transported to the level of caffeinated transcendence.

I used to think it was just the tropics, playing a trick on the mind. But, no. It's definitely the coffee. And now you can order pounds and pounds of those wonderful sun kissed brews anytime you'd like, from Haleiwa, Oahu's Coffee Gallery. Send some of this to a North Shore beach jonesing friend and watch tears spring to her eyes. Coffee Gallery roasts your order after it's received online, and it's whisked to the lucky drinker in three to five days. I swear, you can taste the lava rich soil and blazing rays that produced those beans.

Go to for Coffee Gallery's full selection (the Hawaiian blends are excellent). And check out the video feed, giving you a glimpse into that casual island life that seems so far, far away.