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Kualapu'u, Molokai

Kualapu'u (view panorama) is located in the northern part of Molokai on the way to the Kalaupapa Peninsula Lookout. In the Hawaiian language, Kualapu'u literally means "hill overturned." However, it is thought to be a corruption of Pu'u'uala, meaning "sweet potato hill." The settlement is a former pineapple cannery village that was once associated with Del Monte Foods.

Kualapu'u is also home to Coffees of Hawaii, a large coffee plantation that produces and distributes 100% Molokai coffee. Also located in Kualapu'u is a 1.4 billion gallon water freshwater reservoir at the foot of a cinder cone called Kualapu'u.

Kualapu'u Overview

  • Home to a large coffee plantation and water reservoir
  • Former pineapple cannery village
  • Population: 2,027 (2010 Census)
  • Zip code: 96757

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