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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-323-2006
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Farms
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The three of visited for the first time. Had an excellent guided tour through the old preserved building. The guide presented a super perspective of the previous living conditions. Then, had another excellent guide and tour through the gardens and tropical vegetation. Excellent one hour tour.

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Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was part of a taste of Kilo/Kona coffee and volcano. We stopped on the way to the volcanos. What a nice little stop in the morning to get your fresh brewed island coffee. Gave a nice little history and how we should appreciate what goes through the coffee process when made. I would recommend the pineapple flavored coffee. It... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We happened upon this attraction & so happy we stopped. It was so interesting to visit the site of this original coffee plantation & get a close up feel of what life was like in those days. It was amazing to learn how ingenious this couple was & understand why they were so successful. The tour guides & staff are... More

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Belleville, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stopped here on our tour. The area is very pretty to walk around the coffee plantation. There is free coffee & mac nuts. Interesting tour.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was very unexpected - a small, no frills, basic tour and retail shop. Good guide with info and knowledge. Nothing fancy here but enjoyable. We even saw female and male chameleons which the guides pointed out and allowed guests to hold.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Quite a step back in time. Free coffee and mac nuts. Tour the farm house and be educated by farmer Justin. Excellent stop on our trip!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The unaltered 1925 farmhouse is the standout here, but the entire site is fascinating. Really put Japanese/Hawaiian history in perspective. Commercial farm tours in the area are fun, but tend to focus on "why our coffee is better than the other farms' coffee." The living history farm is the only way to actually understand how Kona coffee emerged.

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I came here with my family. I found the two guides to be very helpful and extremely informative. They both did a thorough job of explaining the history behind the particular Japanese coffee plantation worker and his family. One guide explained things outside the house; the other explained the history of the family and the conditions they were living. Extremely... More

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Freeport, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our guide was highly knowledgeable regarding the farming of coffee beans, avacados, pineapple, etc. He was patient, answered questions fully, and imparted wisdom. Our guide at the home of the Japanese founders was outstanding. She actually cooked in the home...highly experiential. What a morning!!

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We really enjoyed the couple of hours that we spent here learning about what it was like to live as a Japanese coffee farmers in Kona in the early 20th century. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable and we ended up buying some coffee from them after the free tasting.

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