What We Do
Kauai Juice Co. is a constantly expanding and changing business on the island of Kauai. The company was founded on the principle that healthy options that taste great should be easily accessible and support a strong, local economy and agriculture sector at the same time. A healthy community relies on a direct food system. It’s simple. By directly supporting the people who feed us - our local farmers - we support local families, keep money local and reduce carbon emissions.
By using glass containers, which we buy back from our customers to sanitize and reuse, we create a smaller carbon footprint. In 2019, we reused more than 300,000 bottles. That’s a huge impact on our little island. We believe in sustainability over profits. It actually costs the company twice as much to buy back and reuse our bottles instead of just recycling them and buying new ones.
Our retail stores are more than a place to buy juice. They’re a hub to educate the public about nutrition, health and sustainable practices. We offer fresh cold pressed juice, nut milks and elixirs in our stores daily. We also offer a large selection of kombucha, hot sauces, food options, merchandise and products from vendors who have our stamp of approval within our stores, located in Kilauea, Kapaa and Poipu.
Through this website we ship hot sauces, merchandise and select elixirs all over the country. This website also often serves as a contact point for businesses around the state of Hawaii that sell our kombucha.
At Kauai Juice Co. we do everything we can to work with our neighbors from inspiring sustainable practices to supporting local agriculture, and everything in-between. Our passion is to help our little island Ohana and our friends around the world be the best that they can be.
Who We Are
Managing all 3 of our Kauai retail shops and staying on top of all the new and exciting items we bring into the stores.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: arabian horse
“My favorite thing about the Juice Co. is that we make the freshest, most nutrient-dense juice on planet Earth, and we do it in a way that is not just sustainable, but regenerative - in how it impacts our local community.”
KJC has been lucky enough to have Stef in the company for 6 years. She ensures our kapaa store runs smoothly from slinging juice, chatting it up with the regulars, and ensuring her team is set up for success.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: tropical squirrel
“My favorite thing about the Juice Co. is that every single choice you make in this store is a positive choice. In purchasing any of our products you are supporting the health of your body and your community in one go. I love that we are continually striving to be a better version of ourselves. We morph and change constantly to fit the specific needs of our planet and our community. I also am so blessed to feel like this company encourages me to be the best and highest version of my sparkling self.”
Miguel Magaña, Mixologist
Miguel is a master in the kitchen. Overseeing the production kitchen he always brings his "A" game and specializes in making sure everything tastes on point before it leaves our warehouse.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: chinchilla
“Being here almost five years now, I saw it from what it was in the dragon building to where it was in the first Kapaa location to here. We went from basically a broom closet to where we are now. Now we have two walk-in freezers, each the size of the original walk-in that the whole business ran out of. Working at the Juice Co. is like Alice in Wonderland going down the rabbit hole. It’s just the most unimaginable adventure you could find yourself in.”
Chris Nelson, Presser
From pressing, mixing, and pouring Chris plays a huge part in our production team.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: lion
“My favorite part about this job is the owners. Dylan and Kristal have been really great to me the past six years. They're like my family.”
Emily French, Grab and Go
Emily runs our daily grab and go food department available in all 3 KJC retail locations.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: koala bear
“My favorite thing about the Juice Co. is the healthy atmosphere. It’s easier to live a health-conscious lifestyle when you’re surrounded by healthy practices at work. Dylan and Kristal are always inspiring me to be my best self.”
Laura Otis, Shipping Department
Laura does anything the Juice Co. needs from working in the retail shops to most recently managing the shipping department.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: rocky mountain horse
“Kauai Juice Company is a seriously amazing pulse point for our community to gather, juice and learn. Being able to provide health and positive energy to our small island makes my heart sing. Whether I’m slanging juice in Kilauea or helping our production team make it, I know I am making a difference. It’s been almost three years and my mental health and physical well-being have shifted to a completely different place. I feel truly blessed and like I’ve found where I belong while still being embraced for who I am. And the dancing, we all really love to dance.”
Evan Bennett, Fermentation & Sauce
Evan is the funk master. He's got fermenting kombucha, jun, kimchi and sauerkraut down to a perfect probiotic-filled science.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: wolf
“My favorite thing is the crew. I think we all get a kick out of making a quality product and we all take pride in what we do here. I appreciate working with people who care about what they do.”
John Vaughan, Wholesale Delivery
John gets our bottles of Kombucha, Hot Sauce, and Elixirs on the shelves all across Kauai.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: crab
“My favorite thing is our sustainability, our support for local farmers and the fact that we use fresh products in all of our drinks. Sustainability is important to me because we need to save resources and land for the next generation. I also like that we maintain a happy relationship with local farmers.”