Ancil Clancy was raised on a cattle ranch and farm in the coast range mountains of the central coast of California. He graduated with an associate of science from the forestry department of Bakersfield college at the age of 17. He has been a professional within the green industry for the last 19 consecutive years. 16 of those 19 years have been spent in Maui County. Ancil Has contributed professionally in both conventional and organic production models. He is a strong proponent for vertical integration of farms and local food for communities.
Ancil has served on the board of the Maui Coffee Association since 2016. He is willing and able to continue contributing within this capacity. During his time as a board member Ancil has been a strong voice of support for local farmers and the technology needed to reduce production costs of local coffee. Ancil has also been an outward voice and an advocate for education regarding sensory skills as well as plant and soil health and overall farm production and processing.
Aloha, my name is Bobbie Becker. For the past twenty plus years I have had the privilege of living in Olinda where I own and operate Maui Mountain Coffee Farm. Our coffee has been sold directly to consumers from all around the country via our website, it is sold to our Maui residents and visitors at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market and before Covid it was sold in several retail shops. The farm has made it a point to make 100% Maui Coffees available to consumers by participating in special events such as the Seed-to-Cup, the Ag Fest and the East Maui Taro Festival. We have participated in the interisland cupping competitions and done quite well.
The by line for my coffee is Environmentally Friendly. We have never used herbicides or pesticides on the farm. Moreover, we donate 5% of our gross sales to Maui organizations such as the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, MISC and the American Bird Conservancy. I try to be fair in my pricing and to give back to the community. As I said, it has been a privilege to participate in Maui’s farming community.
Mr. Speere’s association with the Maui Coffee industry began in 1995 when he instituted coffee and barista training into the curriculum for the UHMC Class Act Restaurant introducing culinary arts students to Maui’s specialty coffee industry. He has worked in partnership w/ the Maui Coffee Association hosting two major “coffee cupping” seminars at UHMC lead by world renown coffee guru Willem Boot. In 2020, in conjunction with the leadership of MCA, he began the development of a Maui Coffee Academy by securing funding for over $100,000 in coffee processing and educational equipment including the creation of a series of 10 MCA educational coffee videos for its membership.
My professional career has spanned agriculture and food processing in Australia, the mainland, Asia, South America and 25+ years managing projects in Africa as an implementing partner for USAID and the Danish and Dutch donor agencies, plus consulting for World Bank, UN, IFC and the Brits.
My passion for coffee was triggered during over 7 years of program support to Uganda’s coffee (>5 million bags/year of Robusta & Arabica) and our focus was a “whole of value chain approach” involving all actors. It worked!!
My wife and I have property on Kekaulike Ave and completed building our “forever home” on Omaopio Rd in 2021 on 14 acres and have 2.3 acres prepared for coffee and seedlings ready for transplanting as soon as we are able to install 8’deer fencing that will legitimize our stake in Maui’s coffee value chain.
Being semi-retired and rooted on Maui, I can offer myself as an active Board Member on MCA.
I have worked in the Hawaii Coffee Community since 1988 and have been a member of the SCAA since that time. I have worked as a coffee roaster, GM for a coffee retail and esspresso business, and 20 years as founder/previous owner of Maui Oma Coffee Roasting Company – a wholesale coffee roasting business.
I was a founding member of the Hawaii Coffee Association and a founding member of the Maui Coffee Association and a founding member of the Maui Coffee Association and currently sit on both Boards of Directors. I initiated and directed the first HCA Sponsored Hawaii Statewide Cupping Competition in 2009, and Chaired the committee through 2017.
I have been a longtime advocate for continuing education and the development of high quality standards for Hawaiian Coffee. My work this year will hopefully expand the education and quality development of Hawaiian Coffee for not only people within our industry, but for everyone throughout Specialty Coffee to understand that Hawaiian Coffees are among the world’s premier coffees.
We have been growing coffee on Maui for nearly 20 years. I have been part of MCA since its inception and hope to continue to move our organization forward.
various coffee situations and products starting in 1972: retail, wholesale, roasting in Eugene & Portland. Helped start SCAA. 22 years on Maui. Helped start MCA. Currently managing partner of The MauiGrown Coffee Company Store, Lahaina.