Hawaiian Cool Water Acquires Coffee Systems Hawaii

Posted On: 1/22/2019

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HONOLULU -- Hawaiian Cool Water LLC, Hawaii's largest provider and servicer of water filtration and purification systems, has acquired Coffee Systems Hawaii (CSH). The deal merges the companies' assets and employees, including CSH's 6,000-sq.ft. headquarters. All of CSH's current employees will be joining Hawaiian Cool Water.
 
The acquisition triples the size of HCW and adds a coffee, tea, equipment, accessories and service division.
 
"We've been moving into more and more sophisticated water-related services for Hawaiian businesses and facilities; adding breakroom services aligns perfectly with our expansion," said HCW owner Mike Hernandez-Soria. HCW will rebrand to reflect recent growth, with an anticipated rollout in the first quarter of 2019.
 
Founded 50 years ago, CSH says it’s Hawaii's only Keurig-authorized commercial distributor, Nespresso commercial distributor to offices, and Starbucks preferred office coffee provider.
 
"As we embark on our second half-century, we are excited to have Mike and his team help carry on the CSH legacy,” said Stacy and Chaney Carnes, who have been with CSH for 25 years. “We look forward to working together to keep Hawaii's workforce well-hydrated…and well-caffeinated."
 
Founded in 2012 as a home-grown business based out of Hernandez-Soria's garage, HCW has expanded steadily. Clients include Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Health and more than 1,000 businesses statewide.
 
Owner Mike Hernandez-Soria developed the proprietary filtration systems at the heart of all HCW products and services. The technology is engineered to create the ideal purification process, in which readily available municipal water is purified onsite, as it's dispensed. HCW's systems are also designed to address the unique properties of Hawaii's groundwater, which is unlike any in the nation with challenges the company says are not addressed by many the industry's larger companies.