Coffee Plantations of Hawaii
Why not drive your rental car out to one of the several island coffee plantations during your visit to the islands? Coffee production is an extremely important and successful industry to the islands. Hawaii is the only state in the U.S.A that produces coffee, and all five of the major islands are home to coffee orchards. For those of us who love our coffee, it’s fun to visit Hawaii’s coffee plantations. There’s always an opportunity to enjoy a fresh cup of our favorite beverage during the tours.
Below are several of the more popular destinations with list of accompanying websites to assist you in driving to the plantations. Don’t hesitate to look for smaller, lesser known stops not found here, such as specialty gift shops, roadside stands, and coffee shops located on each of the islands. The convenience of driving a rental car provides the ability for you to discover local treasures. With unlimited mileage provided, why not take every opportunity to find something exciting and unexpected during your Hawaiian visit?
For a varied experience, visit Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Coffee is the main crop of this 60 acre working plantation, but you can sample other tropical produce grown there as well. Take a tram ride, dine in the restaurant, visit the gift shop and enjoy the lush scenery of this plantation.
The Big Island of Hawaii
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee in Holualoa provides orchard and roasting room tours to small and large groups 7 days of the week. Coffee beans produced on their 31 acres are sun-dried.
Mountain Thunder offers daily tours, free and VIP, at their Kaloko & Kainaliu locations. Mountain Thunder provides an excellent website with a wealth of information about the area, coffee growing, their variety of tours, as well as helpful maps for those who wish to visit the coffee plantations.
Koa Coffee Plantation is found in Capt. Cook on Koa Road.
Kona Joe Coffee Plantation provides a variety of tours on request. Visitor feedback is overwhelmingly enthusiastic for the free and paid tours. Kona Joe is located on Mamalahoa Hwy in Kealakekua. Trellis grown coffee is unique to this plantation.
Greenwell Farms provides free daily tours for visitors to their coffee plantation. On Thursdays, you can watch members of the Kona Historical Society make Portuguese bread in their wood-fired oven, known as a forno, as you sip the local coffee.
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