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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 #5 of 13 activities 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a terrific tour and tour guide from China. We asked lots of questions. He was very knowledgeable. The sales lady in the shop was very helpful and kind. The Chocolate coffee beans are addicting, so we are going back before we fly out.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Kona Joe coffee farm is a great place e to smell and taste the Coffee of the Hawaiian Islands. The lady in the store was very helpful and gave us samples and answered all our questions. Tours are available if the grinding area also.

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Southaven, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I toured Kona Joe's the last week of April 2014. We didn't know if we wanted to do a free tour at another plantation or this tour that costs $15/person. DEFINITELY do this tour! We got to the plantation and saw another large tour had just started. We paid the tour fee and waited for our guide.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Judy is THE BEST. I gift shop and coffee bar just spells KONA! This is a very good tour. The pigs tore up the grass but it is growing back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This place is such a private and cute coffee plantation! The view from the lanai is amazing! You can see the beautiful ocean for miles! We had a great time! The barista is such a nice guy! We will go back for sure next time!

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited Kona Joe's as part of a tour during our Norwegian cruise. The setting is breathtaking with views that are stunning. The tour is about 30 minutes and is led by energetic guides who work at the company. I'm a coffee fanatic and not only learned quite a bit but also enjoyed tasting their harvest. The chocolate covered coffee... More

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Parma, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour of Kona Joes, our coffee tasting, and will use our new mugs for years. It was a very interesting thing to see the trellised coffee on the hillside, and the tour guide gave a fascinating presentation about the coffee from the cherries on the tree to the finished coffee in the cup!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The view from the terrace is amazing. It's the perfect place to drink some of their delicious coffee. Unfortunately, we were in a bit of a rush and didn't have time to take the tour, but it was still a worthwhile experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We loved the brief yet informative tour(30 minutes). The guide was great and knowledgeable. We received a mug and a cup of coffee afterwards. Although the coffee that was available wasn't their specially grown. It was still very good.

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Salisbury, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This was an enjoyable tour. Our tour guide Judi was very friendly and informative. All in our tour learned things that we did not already know about coffee! The atmosphere was relaxed. We sat on the lanai for over an hour drinking our coffees and enjoying the views. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon. We purchased some... More

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