Ka'u Coffee Mill

Ka'u Coffee Mill, Pahala: Hours, Address, Ka'u Coffee Mill Reviews: 4.5/5

Ka'u Coffee Mill
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Open for visitors! A full service coffee mill providing an amazing visitor experience including free farm and coffee tours twice daily at 11am & 1pm, a lovely gift shop, fresh roasted coffee, and worldwide shipping. Great place to stop and enjoy free coffee samples, macadamia nut goodies and much more.
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tryhardware
Yarmouth Port, MA33 contributions
Aug 2021
We took a great casual tour of the mill. After the tour you could walk the coffee farm if you wished, The farm manager happened to be in the Green Bean storage area the same time as the tour. The guide asked a simple question which he answered and he then went on to discuss the difficulties of the pandemic. From burlap bags to shipping costs, his honesty and love of the mill was undeniable.
Written September 6, 2021
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Kirk R
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Nov 2021 • Couples
My wife and I stopped here on a drive from Hilo to Kona. We were driving clockwise around the Southern part of the island. Part of our goal was to reach the area south of Kona on order to purchase a few lbs of coffee. I work at a coffee roastery and distributorship in the lower 48 and has already made plans to stop at a couple of specific farms further down the road. We stopped here with the goal of trying a different varietal of coffee. Let me just say, this coffee is incredible. I tend to prefer coffees with more chocolate and nutty overtones. The varieties I tried at this place were fruitier. I am sold on the Kau coffee mill and their coffee. Make the drive to this place. You will not regret it!
Written November 21, 2021
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E46ci
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
Jan 2020
I was on a solo holoholo from Hilo to South Point when I pulled in here for a cup of coffee and a pit stop. I did not participate on the tours, but did take some nice photos before I got back on the road.

My favorite coffee was the washed Peaberry medium, which I got in a to go cup. Balanced, clean and medium exactly what I wanted. They have a few other roasts that I tested, but I'm a pretty Medium taste so I wasn't surprised that I ended up with what I did.

They also had chocolates with macadamia nuts and some with pineapple and coconut. These are terrific. The milk chocolate is made with Sunflower Lectin instead of Soy Lectin like everything else, so I could actually eat them!
Mahalo Ka'u for being there when I needed you!
Written January 13, 2020
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Mahalo for stopping by to visit us on your holoholo adventures! We hope to see you again some day soon!
Written January 14, 2020
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Vibhav L
Santa Clara, CA50 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Beautiful property coffee plantation. Nice cozy store. Very good coffee. We took the self guided tour of the property briefly. The barista was friendly & helpful. There are other tours available but we did the short one ourselves.
Written November 27, 2021
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KayteeHC
Norfolk, VA382 contributions
Jan 2022
Short drive down from Volcano to this wonderful coffee farm that is off the main road. Sampled some coffee while watching a streaming film on the outside patio while waiting for the FREE tour. Tour was informative and it was great to learn about coffee that is grown OUTside the Kona Coffee Belt. Kau Region coffee deffinatley needs better publicity as it is AS good as Kona.
Written February 10, 2022
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ladytez
Savannah, GA226 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
We followed the signs from the main road (Highway 11), not knowing what to expect - what a treat. After passing loads of macadamia trees, we came to Ka'u Coffee Mill's visitor center.

Definitely worth the trip up the road: the visitor's center features super-clean restrooms, a visitor's center with viewing area for their coffee roasting operation, and a really nice shop. A friendly staff member told us some basic information about their coffees. Samples were available for the different types of coffee and several macadamia nut goodies. The macadamia cookies with coffee coating were surprising delicious!

You may not see many reviews for this coffee establishment because it's a little off the beaten track, but you'll be pleasantly surprised when you arrive.
Written February 21, 2013
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Cynoman
Austin, TX162 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
...between Volcano and Punalu'u County Beach Park. A scenic short drive through Pahala on a pine tree lined road (and some mac nut tree groves). Just follow the signs to a nice vistor center with plenty of free samples and very clean RR facilities.

If you find youselves cruising down this stretch of Hwy 11, just start singin' "Slow down, you move too fast, you've got to make the moment last." Take the time for this short side-trip and I'll bet you'll be 'feelin' groovy' afterwards!

We just had a rare rainy weekend in central TX. We broke open the bag of Vanilla-MacNut coffee we brought home from this mill. Listen to the patter of the raindrops, smell that fantasic aroma from a fresh poured cup and feel the aloha in the moment! Mahalo for these memory refreshers!
Written September 30, 2013
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Slyty80
Townsville, Australia21 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
My wife and I had just left our B & B in volcano and were heading to Punaluʻu Beach when we came across a sign showing the turn off to Ka'u Coffee Mill. So we thought why not. We had only had a few hours sleep the night before as we did a self guided lava walk and didn't get back until just after 3am. So we definitely could use the hit of caffeine. We were the only visitors there so we had access to all the free samples to ourselves. The coffee was awesome! I think I must have had about 10 cups. The macadamia samples were yummy too! I particularly liked the coffee glazed brittle. After taking full advantage of the generous free samples, we ended up buying a little bit of everything to take home to our family. We timed our visit perfectly. Just as we were leaving a convoy of about 30 people on motorcycles showed up. We drove off towards Punaluʻu Beach extremely satisfied :-)
Written June 8, 2013
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M-LT1980
Tennessee Ridge, TN73 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Off the beaten path but well worth the stop if you're going to buy mac nuts - they have the best price on the island! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Free samples of mac nuts and coffee. They offer a limited menu of lunch items (hot dogs, chili, etc) which we didn't try but were reasonably priced.
Written May 9, 2013
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Mitch T
Kealakekua, Hawaii117 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
While playing tourist on Hawaii Island, we came across a sign in Pahala town pointing to where we can buy Ka'u Coffee. Ka'u Coffee is my favorite because it is every smooth and delicious, so we decided to explore. After a couple of miles, we came up on the Ka'u Coffee Mill. What a find! A newly built retail store where you can sample and purchase Ka'u Coffee as well as many different candies and snacks! We were also able to purchase freshly brewed coffee! Perfect!
Written October 18, 2016
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