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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 #4 of 20 Attractions in Captain Cook
Type: History Museums, Farms, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that tells the story of Kona’s...
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Type: History Museums, Farms, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
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SD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We spent 2 hours at this museum... There were informative interpreters at key points...Itsu described the living quarters of the Japanese thoroughly and Manaru gave an excellent discussion on the actual life and raising of coffee in the early days... nice grounds, not alot of walking, plenty of signs with stories... great for families too

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Newnan, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I were driving the Kona Coast, on the way to Kahaluu Bay State Park, when we decided to tour this museum. What a great decision. We were greeted by a friendly docent (and some friendly wild turkeys) as we exited our car. We thought the museum would be about coffee making - and it was - but... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped here to buy some Kona, they had a nice exhibit showing some of the history of their coffee growing. Kona Coffee is not cheap so don't think you will get a bargain on the island. But, you can buy and sample fresh ground coffee. Try the best of the best, Kona peaberry.

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a must do on the island. What a learning experience. You get to see the coffee cherries grow, see how they were harvested, break a macadamia nut, see the house where the owners lived and how they lived and the best part of all is you get to sample the coffee and purchase a bag which I did.... More 

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My family and I vacationed on the Big Island of Hawaii in July. On our drive to the southern region of the Island, we stopped at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. What a great visit! My husband is a coffee lover and collector and was thrilled! Initially, my 13 and 16 year old daughter and son were not as... More 

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Knotts Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My family and I recently had the the opportunity to tour the Kona Coffee farm for the second time and enjoyed it even more. It is truly an enchanting place. You feel like you are going back in time and visiting the warm friendly home of Japanese Coffee farmers. It is my most favorite place to visit on the big... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We have chosen this place to learn on the Kona coffee, local plants and traditions. It was a good choice. You get a nice tour, visit the farm house, get a glimpse of how coffee process works, see a lot of things at their place and learn on Japanese traditions... Our 8 years old son was asked to harvest coffee... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Let me say that the view from the farm is breathtaking. Make sure you bring your camera. You get a free cup of coffee when you get there. I'm not a huge coffee drinker but I did enjoy theirs. Our tour guide was the sweetest lady. She was very informative. We got to see various parts of the process. I... More 

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Indiana
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We found the tour of the living history farm to be very interesting. We learned many things about coffee plantations, the way of life of the farmers and their families. Also learned about other plants such as papaya trees, avocado trees, macadamia nut trees, ginger, and taro.

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Kona is best known for its primo coffee, and deservedly so. The Kona Coffee Living History Farm, staffed with knowledgeable and interested locals will take you back to the 1920s-40s. Everything is accessible (not necessarily handicapable because of the structures). You'll be taken through the orchard, see demonstrations of picking, processing, drying, etc. as well as the farm house, food... More 

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