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Kona Joe Coffee

79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
866-566-2563
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Located in Kainaliu, in the heart of the Kona Coffee district, Kona Joe Coffee will take you into the first trellised coffee plantation in the world.... more » Owner description: Located in Kainaliu, in the heart of the Kona Coffee district, Kona Joe Coffee will take you into the first trellised coffee plantation in the world. We grow our coffee on a trellis system, very similar to how wine grapes are grown, hence, Coffee Grown Like Wine! There are many advantages to growing coffee by this patented method, all of which you can learn during your visit.We are open every day from 9am until 5pm. We offer Kona’s most complete, fully guided plantation tour experience. The tour is an information packed, 30 minute walking tour complete with visiting our dry mill, roasting and packing room, chocolate room, and up close look at coffee trees, cherries, parchment, and even possibly blooms!Kona Joe Coffee is a fully operative coffee farm completing everything from planting and growing, to wet milling, dry milling, roasting, packing, retail, and even making coffee drinks.You can also experience coffee and chocolate sampling in our artist inspired showroom. There are four types of coffee sampling and two types of chocolate sampling daily.Need a latte or cappuccino? We have a full service espresso bar located on our lanai with 270 degree views of the beautiful Kona CoastTour reservations are welcomed but not required. Visiting from a cruise ship? Need a pick up from Kailua? We offer free pick up in the Kona Joe Coffee shuttle for groups. Hope to see you soon and aloha! « less
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We stopped here to check out the place and enjoyed the coffee and gift shop. We didn't do the tour but the very nice lady in the gift shop gave us a great mini-tour. We then went to the cafe and tried some of their really good coffee. Enjoyable experience.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took a chance going here. The brochure said to take a tour for $15 which included a 14 oz coffee served in a mug you keep. The place is beautiful! We opted not to take the tour ( there is a self guided free option). But the food! Well worth the short drive from Kona! Absolutely fabulous! Everything is... More

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Not to be missed! Take a little time out of your exploring and stop for a coffee on the patio overlooking the landscape. It is breathtaking. Excellent coffee, and the staff is very friendly and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We love Kona Joes !!! Very friendly and a must visit place for the best coffee!!! We visited Kona Joes several times during our stay and purchased coffee to bring back home with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It isn't just the wonderful aroma of the coffee, or the marvelous blends of coffee, or the magnificent view of the flowers agains the green coffee trellesses against the blue Pacific, or Bruno, Judi, and gang....but its all of that and more!...by my guest...go and enjoy...you'll be glad you did!!! yer ole buddy, Stevo!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tour we took with Judy was amazing. She was very knowledgeable, and answered questions we had regarding the roasting process. Our family is visiting for TX, and Judys true Aloha spirit shined through, you could actually tell she loved and took pride in her job. There was so much to see, a coffee shop on property, some wild turkeys,... More

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love Kona Joe's Coffee! First came upon them a few years back. I keep going back for the coffee, the view and just overall atmosphere! Love getting the covered coffee beans as well! They NEVER make it back to where we stay they are so good! Thanks yet again! See you next time!

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Out exploring on our first day on the Big Island we stumbled on Kona Joes. One of our best discoveries ! Great view driving down to the plantation and a wonderful surprise on our arrival. Great tasting room...really nice staff that answered all of our questions and a great little store with decent prices.Worthwhile stop and we were not in... More

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I discovered this coffee plantation in 2007 and faithfully make a pilgrimage back every year. This is the best Kona coffee we've tasted, and we love the concept of Trellis grown coffee.

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Montgomery, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Judi was great and all of her information was very informative! There is a fee if you want the guided tour, but you can explore on your own for free. They do everything on their own, from growing the cherries, to peeling and roasting and even packaging right on the spot!

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