About The Farm
At the Maui Mountain HomeGrown Coffee Farm we take quality very seriously. Our mission is to mail every bag of Maui Mountain HomeGrown coffee to you while it is at the peak of freshness.
Through every stage of the process, harvesting, sorting, washing, drying and roasting, we ensure that only the most perfect beans are used. This commitment to quality results in consistently excellent coffee that has been recognized year after year at the Hawaii Coffee Association’s Inter-island Cupping Competition.
My name is Bobbie Becker
I have always loved the natural world. I have been a plant enthusiast all my life; growing vegetables organically long before it became fashionable. For 40 years I lived, worked and played in Arizona; and while I loved the adventures I had in the southwest, the farmer in me could not be satisfied in the harsh climes of the desert, or later, the high mountains. After my first visit to Maui, I knew that I would have to spend part of my life in this lush and gentle climate. In the fall of 2000, my goal came to be.
For months I searched to find the perfect property. Finally, I came across a small, less-than-productive coffee farm. It was located on a road called Mahiai, on the slope of Haleakala volcano. Mahiai means “farming place” in Hawaiian. The usual climate here is nine months of glorious summer, moistened by brief rains known as ‘Olinda Mist,’ then three months of wet and chilly winter. The elevation of 2650 feet and an average annual rainfall of 65” are perfect for coffee, and me!
After purchasing the farm, I planted many fruit, blooming and native trees. Now, 20 plus years later, the farm produces lemons, limes, oranges, apples, and avocados that are shared with the Maui community through local markets and restaurants. The native Koa and Ohi’a Lehua trees are towering 20-30 feet into the air, fixing carbon and providing habitat for birds and insects. The coffee orchard that was once stunted and barely producing is thriving after years of organic soil amendments and no herbicides.
My mother spent the last 15 years of her life here on the farm. She loved the rhythms of nature that are part of a farming lifestyle. She helped me in innumerable ways, and I will always be grateful to her. Her special skill (patience) was exemplified in the hours she spent picking coffee cherries and in loving the dogs that we adopted from our local animal shelter.