Ka'u Coffee Mill
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Stephanie S
Hamilton, Canada522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I was introduced to K'au coffee a few years ago and made a point of visiting on the Big Island. We missed their tour because we got preoccupied with watching turtles at Punaluu Beach but we had a great experience in the gift shop/coffee bar. They had at least 7 coffees out for tasting and the knowledgeable barista talked to us about their processes, bean types, and our preferred flavor profiles. We bough a bunch, and then ordered lattes which were some of the best we had all trip! We'll return next time for the tour and more coffee!
Written May 22, 2023
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Kirk R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Vibhav L
Santa Clara, CA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, VA437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Debbie A
Boston, MA133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Happened upon this coffee mill/store. So glad we did. A little hard to find (signage not as clear as could be) but lovely place to visit. We did miss the coffee/farm tour, but did see the macadamia trees and coffee bushes as we drove in. We also browsed the retail store. The staff was so accomodating filling us in on all kinds of their processes. I even got to sample a coffee I was interested in even though it wasn't one on display. The staff had some brewed and let me try it. Also an interesting video about the farm over time. The story has some unique items beyond coffee and macademia products.
Written September 14, 2022
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ladytez
Savannah, GA226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, TX163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, TN77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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