In our last post, we explored Waipio Valley on the Hamakua Coast o f the Big Island. Rather than totally jump ship and discover a new far away land, we decided to explore coffee farm plantation tours on the Big Island. The best part of this post is that although there are coffee tours you can do around the world, hawaii is among the best. If you are reading our articles and posts, whether in Hawaii , planning to be in Hawaii, or elsewhere, a coffee or tea tour may be just what you do next.
Coffee is the most sought out commodity in the world aside from crude oil. The 20 billion dollar industry itself is fierce and fast growing. While coffee is very commercialized, there are many small growers and producers.
Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is home to award winning coffee. Why not visit a coffee farm and see how it is done, as well as taste the robust, nutty flavors on 100% pure Kona Coffee?
There are a few to choose from. We’ve toured and tasted two different farms, and recommend them both. You can just check out their tasting room and try a few complimentary coffee samples, or tour the plantation and the roasting room. We say do it all! Get the real deal on how Kona coffee is made.
Heavenly Hawaiian –
Dave & Trudy have a lot of coffee knowledge. Their plantation is a quiet treasure and worth checking out. They make you fill at home and part of “the Ohana”.
Hula Daddy –
Lee and Karen Paterson have a great plantation and do small batch roasting, Their coffee was rated one of the top Kona Coffees in both 2014 & 2015. They allow bookings for private plantation tours.
74-4944 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
After you tour the plantation of your choice and taste the famous Kona Coffee, we recommend heading down to Kona Brew Pub for some local beer and excellent eats. They even have a Kona coffee stout…if you didn’t get enough coffee in your blood.
Kona Brew Pub is a must try on the Big Island. Their island flavors, excellent beer selection and large outdoor setting make for complete Hawaiian experience.