Love haupia? This has your name all over it!
Sponsored by Teapresso Bar
HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is back in Hilo at the state’s busiest Teapresso Bar location, and she’s learning how to make its new specialty drink: The Hilo HI Now Haupia!
The Hilo HI Now Haupia is a creamy, blended drink made with condensed milk, haupia cream, organic whole milk, and gluten-free vanilla syrup. To finish it off? The team can add chocolate or even strawberry walls to add some extra decadence! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll want to try it during your next visit!
While the average Teapresso Bar team is made up of 10-12 baristas, you’ll find 26 on the Hilo staff. During peak season while school is in session, the store has served up to 100 drinks in an hour. The team in Hilo believes no one serves more boba in the state.
You can also try an exclusive HI Now drink at any Teapresso Bar across the state! HI Now hosts Jobeth Devera and Kanoe Gibson, along with Executive Producer Chimaine Pouteau, created their own specialty drinks. The exclusive concoctions include Jobeth’s “Jojo Taro Coco,” Kanoe’s “K-Presso,” and Chimaine’s “Chi-Mango Passion.” Part of the proceeds from these drinks will go to help various nonprofit organizations, including the Hawaiian Humane Society, Susan G. Komen and the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii.
About Teapresso Bar:
Teapresso Bar was founded in 2014 by Steve Nguyen who had a vision of bringing healthier drink alternatives to Hawaii. The first location opened on Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu and has since succeeded in positioning itself as a healthier alternative in the coffee and boba milk tea market. As of January 2019, there are currently 17 locations within the Hawaiian Islands. Also, in collaboration with ABC Stores, Teapresso drinks are served in ABC Stores on Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai.