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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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Address: Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-323-2006
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that...
Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that tells the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the 1920’s. It is America’s only living history coffee farm where you may “talk story” with costumed historians and discover the history behind Kona’s gourmet crop. As an added treat you may sample and buy our 100% Kona Coffee grown here on our farm.Come join us! You won’t leave this place without feeling you have experienced a rare glimpse into Hawai`i’s colorful past.
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A great site to learn about the coffee production in Kona

There is a guided tour that explains to visitors about the history of Kona coffee and the production process. Very interesting

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Lynn C
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Fairhope, Alabama
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Fairhope, Alabama
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There is a guided tour that explains to visitors about the history of Kona coffee and the production process. Very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit. We arrived while Pauline was still cooking in the original kitchen and fashion and she was very informative and knowledgeable. We then toured the farm and one of the farm hands explained the coffee milling and drying process. so glad we stopped by.

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konahistorical, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Pauline is one of our best interpreters. Glad you got to enjoy her and the farm. More 

Austria
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When you go to see this old coffee farm, make sure you are not hasted and plan in some extra time. We had the chance to be shown around by a descendant of those people who used to run the farm and besides the factual information how coffee was planted and refined in the middle of last century, we got... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Wow! That is great advice you shared: "take your time and ask questions". Thanks for visiting! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The story teller that we met were great with the knowledge and history that was presented about the growing, harvesting, drying and roasting coffee beans along with the vintage machines used to process eh cherry beans.

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konahistorical, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy you had an interesting time. More 

Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Imagine what it would be like to move to Captain Cook in the 1920s form Japan and build a farm house, a family life, and a coffee operation long before Kona was a world brand. The Kona Historical Society and a team of talented and engaging docents have made this both possible and pleasurable at their two sites in Captain... More 

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konahistorical, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

We are always so pleased when people enjoy our programs. Thank you! And we'll pass along the feedback to Ryan. More 

California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stumbled on this place by accident and really enjoyed the experience (although I will admit we were in a bit of a rush so we minimized it). The staff went out of their way to be helpful and informative. I hope I can return when I have more time.

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konahistorical, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the "mini-tour"! :) When you come back to visit, I'd suggest you set aside about 45 minutes-1 hour for the farm. We are planning on adding interpretive panels to enhance the living history experience so that time may increase. Also, we have a Founders' Day Celebration (this year it's Oct. 24, 2015) where we invite everyone... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Learn how Kona coffee became the special product it is and see how the farmers lived almost 100 years ago. This was an actual farm occupied by a farming family until the 1990's, so everything you see is the real thing. The guides ('The farmer' and 'the farmer's wife') were great and explained everything clearly and in an entertaining way.... More 

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konahistorical, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Kona Coffee is truly a special crop with so much history behind it. We're glad you had a great time experiencing that. More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved this place. We visited the Greenwell coffee plantation first and then stopped here...wonderful bit of coffee history as explained by the sweetest guide. Coffee loving tourists should start their vacations here.

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konahistorical, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Kona Coffee is now a world-renowned brand, but this museum allows you to literally enter a time warp back to the 1920s before its fame and fortune. Barry greeted us and made us feel welcome with mac nut and coffee samples, Ryan patiently answered our questions about how coffee was processed, and one of the other docents (don't remember her... More 

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konahistorical, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Love all the exclamation marks! :) Thank you for recommending us so highly! More 

Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are many coffee farms on the Big Island. We chose to go to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm and we were absolutely delighted! My husband and I are near 50 and we had mom with us who is 74 years old... we must have spent nearly 2 hours there. I love how they explain how things work to... More 

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