Born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon, Johan was lucky enough to spend many of his summers on the Island of Hawaii. Surrounded by endless rows of coffee trees in the town of Holualoa, one of the most renown growing regions in Hawaii, Johan’s love for coffee and appreciation for the workers and industry solidified. After graduating from college in Oregon, Johan immediately moved to Kona, where the laid back lifestyle and coffee culture beckoned. Inspired by his many travels and a strong desire to showcase Hawaiian-grown coffees, HiCO Hawaiian Coffee was conceived.
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, David found himself immersed in the strong third wave coffee movement. It wasn’t until he visited Hawaii in 2018, when he developed a passion for Hawaiian-grown coffees. David’s diverse background in building and construction with a keen eye for design has made him a vital partner in the conception of HiCO Hawaiian Coffee.