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We love a good farmers market coffee cart here at Sprudge. There's something about a nice shot of espresso or lovely iced drink whilst browsing fresh produce and local goods that really feels like the perfect intertwining of coffee and food cultures. Today we're checking out a new cart, Tides Coffee, that serves farmers markets across Oahu. Perfect!

The 2021 season of Build-Outs is presented by Fellow. The series is sponsored by La Marzocco, Pacific Barista Series, Marco Beverage Systems, Dona, and Sustainable Harvest.

As told to Sprudge by Tides Coffee.

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For those who aren’t familiar, will you tell us about your company?

A coffee cart serving the communities in the Oahu island through farmers market where we highlight a farm to cup concept in all our housemate, local farmer sourced, real and vegan ingredients of our sauces showcasing great sustainability that can be enjoyed through coffee!

Can you tell us a bit about the new space?

It isn’t a brick and mortar however, it is a space that consist of an old repurposed Hawaiian Cabinetry we turned to a coffee cart that holds our espresso machine and grinder under a tent that shields us from Hawaii’s rain and heat!

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What’s your approach to coffee?

Our approach has always been that coffee should be approachable! And we do this through our values in which we incorporate sustainability, eco-friendly, cultural, and locality in what we produce. For us, coffee is home and we’d like to share this home with others in ways of comfort rather utility that makes you think of work! With our coffee, we ensure a pleasurable cup filled with great aloha energies and that other can enjoy a farm to cup that taste right!

Any machines, coffees, special equipment lined up?

La Marzocco Linea Mini.

How is your project considering sustainability?

Sourcing local Oahu farmed products that are produced during the right season fruits/veggies typically are grown, using our used grinds to give back to farmers we work with for their use of fertilizer. A full circle, we intend to support the local economy and Hawaii agriculture.

Are you working with craftspeople, architects, and/or creatives that you’d like to mention?

Many farmers! We work with at least 12 and more!

Thank you!

Much Aloha, Kimi and Polu.

Tides Coffee is located at 4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu. Follow them on Instagram.

The 2021 season of Build-Outs is presented by Fellow. The series is sponsored by La Marzocco, Pacific Barista Series, Marco Beverage Systems, Dona, and Sustainable Harvest.