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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 18 Attractions in Captain Cook
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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Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Hollidaysburg,Pa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very pretty view. Smelled awesome. and a great tour. A must see in Kona. Was able to walk down where they grow the coffee beans. They actually look like cranberrys. The tour guides are very friendly.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place is a great hidden gem. The staff are SO knowledgeable about coffee worldwide and the great Kona coffee. We were greeted with free Kona coffee and began our self-guided tour along a historic coffee farm that told the story of a hardworking Japanese family throughout the 1900s. We saw the lifespan of a coffee bean and how it... More

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burnley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Spent v pleasant couple of hours at this charming place today off main highway 11 on Big Island. A fascinating account both of coffee farming and of the lives of the pioneering Japenese immigrant family who originally ran and owned th e farm. Very friendly guides who talked about their subjects with lots of enthusiasm and gave you a real... More

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Markham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It was a very nice place to visit. The people there are very knowledgable. It's worth what we paid but watch out for the mosquitoes.

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Mandurah, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a great place :) Free tour, and avocados lol Lovely knowledgable host, very informative I really enjoyed it Bought a couple of bags of coffee :) Highly recommend even if you don't like coffee Thumbs up 👍

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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A brilliant insight into how coffee was harvested and how the Islands tempreatures are different all over the island. seeing first hand how the people lived, how they cooked, slept and worked. Well worth a visit. Bev & Steve Bradley Jume 2013

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a fantastic find! If you have the time stop by for a beautiful and educational experience. This was great for all ages! The guides we had on wednesday (6-25-14) were amazing! Thank you!

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Oley, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

While on a Globus tour, our group stopped at this Living History Farm for a tour of how hand picked Kona Coffee used to be harvested and processed. The tour is informative and interesting...it provides a greater appreciation for the work that goes in to making such a superb cup of coffee. Also on site are a fair amount of... More

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