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Ha Coffee Bar

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Jeff Adams, a Christian pastor for Seaside Church and executive director of the non-profit Seaside Kauai, which does business as Ha Coffee Bar. Daniel Lane photo

Jeff Adams, a Christian pastor for Seaside Church and executive director of the non-profit Seaside Kauai, which does business as Ha Coffee Bar. Daniel Lane photo

There’s a calm urgency inside Ha Coffee Bar. A vaulted ceiling with lazy fans and an uncluttered floor give a sense of openness, which feels peaceful. Baristas quietly pull espressos and cloud workers sit in front of laptops, using free WiFi to get in a day of work. Merchandise is stacked on a shelf, near a play area for children, which is empty at the moment. Contemporary music muffles the discussions of local politicians, who meet over a cup of coffee.

Little Fish Coffee

Little Fish Coffee in Hanapepe. Daniel Lane photo
Cardamon latte is one of the best espressos we've had on Kauai. Daniel Lane photo.

Cardamon latte is one of the best espressos we’ve had on Kauai. Daniel Lane photo.

Little Fish Coffee is tucked inside a yellow two-story building on Hanapepe Road. There is limited seating inside, but there are tables with umbrellas out back. A lengthy drink menu includes espresso made with coffee that’s organic, fair-trade and roasted every week in Waimea. The staff was trained by an award-winning barista and a grinder insures that beans are the perfect consistency.