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Kona Joe Coffee

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Address: 79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 866-566-2563
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Description: Located in Kainaliu, in the heart of the Kona Coffee district, Kona Joe...
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!
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Super tour and great coffee!

We went on the tour as a shore excursion from our ship POA. The tour was interesting and well run. The view was a 15 million dollar view from the Lanai and the gift shop had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Hinesville, Georgia
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Hinesville, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went on the tour as a shore excursion from our ship POA. The tour was interesting and well run. The view was a 15 million dollar view from the Lanai and the gift shop had coffee! What could be better for a coffee lover?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Best coffee in the world! Loved the shop where all the options were available for purchase. We tried the trellis-grown variety and were blown away by the coffee flavor and complete absence of bitterness. Worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was there with family as a day excursion from our cruise ship. Our tour was awesome. Our guide examined the entire process from start to finish. He explained what makes Kona Joe beans different from other Kona coffee. The coffee is a bit on the high side but after tasting a cup of their blended coffee (beans from them... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was the first of 3 plantations we visited in the Kona coffee belt, and we found it the best. Although the tour was $15, we got a coffee mug and a coffee for after the tour. We were in a very small group, and we learned a lot. The views were terrific here as well.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

After we arrived, we decided to drive around and came upon Kona Joe's. What a delight!! Our tour guide from Brazil was very informative and gave us an excellent tour on how to grow, harvest, roast and serve coffee. We came back later in the week and enjoyed a scrumptious lunch in a beautiful setting We now drink from our... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

They do charge for the tour. We just opted to 'sample' the coffee as we could go elsewhere for a free tour. Staff, setup not very friendly. Coffee sample lukewarm, tasted like it had been sitting in the pot for a long time. Had to bring our cups to the "Snack Bar" across the way if we wanted to put... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Visitors from Japan come back especially for this coffee. Best Kona Coffee there is!!! Go check it out yourself!!!!!

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Decided to make the turn after seeing the Kona Joe's Coffee sign a couple of times during our stay in Kona. What a great idea! I chatted with the friendly clerk in the gift shop, while my husband sampled the coffee (I'm a tea drinker). Purchased a bunch of coffee and then sat outside and took in the amazing view.... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband is an avid coffee fan and he has bragged about this coffee since we pulled away! It is very expensive, but he said it was the best yet. He chose the strongest black cup possible. He said it was extremely smooth and something special. I only gave it a 4 because of the price.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Going to Kona Joe's Coffee was an absolute delight even though I don't even drink coffee. Judy was amazing & I ended up walking out with 3 huge bags. A GREAT experience, would highly recommend it. Next time I go over, I'll be having breakfast at the cafe & picking up more coffee. Maholo!

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