Kauai Coffee Company
Kauai Coffee Company
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This Hawaiian coffee estate is the largest coffee farm in the U.S. Enjoy guided tours with tastings and learn about the coffee production process.
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  • Chris L
    Elk Grove, California32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice spot to visit
    The coffee samples are a great way to taste if you plan on buying any! Was too pricey for us, so we passed on a purchase, but the walking tour is pretty cool. Short trail with signage along the way at each stopping point. Great photo ops on the property, in front of the store.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Travelwife
    Tennessee69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop!
    We landed in Kauai in the morning & couldn't check into our condo until later, so we came here to pass the time, so glad we did! My husband enjoyed sampling different coffees. They have a snack shop where they sell ice cream & full sized coffees. We enjoyed taking the self-guided walking tour around the grounds & seeing coffee plants growing. They had videos playing you can watch. There was a small room with some historical items. They have a nice gift shop where you can buy bags of coffee. They sell them as whole beans, but they can grind them & heat seal the bag for you if you ask. We bought coffee to take home with us & some for gifts.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Cody J
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour and Delicious Coffee
    We had a lovely time on the coffee plantation tour. Our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the company and the island and its history. Just a very pleasant experience for our entire group. We would definitely recommend checking it out.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • wendisk2023
    Columbia, Missouri7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational tour
    Self-guided tour was educational and offered us an alternative activity from being at the beach. Coffee tastings available for free, gift shop to purchase Kona coffee and other locally made goods. Line for snacks (ice cream and smoothies) was really long, so we decided to pass. Nice deck with shaded tables were available to get out of the hot sun.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Safari792396
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Farm Tour
    We loved the farm tour at Kauai Coffee Company. It was interesting and the views on the tour were amazing. Our host Genny shared tons of information about the farm, how the coffee is grown, harvested, and processed. Kauai’s focus on sustainability and conservation is admirable. We would definitely recommend this tour.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Aurora D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience !
    One hour with a fun guide, who explained us the history of the company and the different products. Really interesting. I suggest this plantation visit (we did other, but this was the best; I advise against the Dole Train on Ohau for pineapple plantation!)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Brandon K
    Flagstaff, Arizona1,914 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stop on the way home on a busy day
    We stopped in here on the way back from a NaPali coast tour and a quick rip up through Waimea Canyon. We got to the place about an hour before they closed and they were still in full swing. It is more of a tasting/ shopping activity than a tour, but there is a self guided tour outside. Since I am not much of a coffee person, but my wife is, the self guided tour was mostly lost on me. She seemed happy with her tasting and we bought some gifts for home, including coffee for my mother in law. The little museum really did not have much to see and seemed more of a side room to the tasting area than anything else. If you like coffee, come here. if you don't, it will be lost on you as it was on me - but my wife was happy.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Marian C
    Bainbridge Island, Washington29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good visit, without a high price!
    Genny taught us about making the best coffee, and samples were great. The best part is viewing this enormous, beautiful orchard of millions of coffee trees. Definitely a good use of time and an interesting, fun tour!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Lisa M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST DO TOUR
    We took the "Coffee on the Brain Tour" and it is well worth the fee. The tour guide was simply fantastic, very knowledgeable and the price includes a discount in the gift shop too. They have free samples of so many of their flavors even if you don't do the tour. You can do just a self-guided walking tour if you are short on time. I left with such an appreciation of all the hard work and labor that goes into Kauai Coffee! You won't be disappointed!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Laura W
    Annandale, Virginia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Who knew?
    The farm tour was excellent. The guide was knowledgeable as well as entertaining and made sure everyone had a good time. We learned about the plant rotation, the number of acres, the number of plants, the lifecycle of a coffee plant and wild pigs. First lesson was discovering the inner workings of a coffee cherry! Who knew?
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 22, 2023
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Jazzed51
Modesto, CA75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Well, we were excited about the coffee company as we love our coffee! We entered to find it incredibly crowded. We got a sample of coffee, but the older man who was filling the carafe's was short with people and seemed overwhelmed. We went into the small building where there is a counter to get ice cream and see the antique coffee grinders. My husband and myself were the only ones in there at this time. We waited at the ice cream counter for at least 5 minutes while there were at least 5 ppl working behind it and could clearly see us. No one greeted us, but 2 of them put on sweaters and left walking right past us with no greeting or acknowledgement. An older woman was taking a carafe out and finally greeted us with "someone will be right with you". She came back and served us, she was very informal but got us the ice cream. It was very good on a rainy day. No tours due to rain. Best part was on departure the flowering trees outside have hundreds of colorful spiders in large webs right above your head and in your face if you get too close! Did not see them till it was in my face! That was creepy, but awesome!
Written January 5, 2020
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TJLK2013
Minneapolis, MN98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Kauai Coffee Company was nice. They were generous with free samples of a variety of coffee blends. There were souvenirs (I’m pretty sure you could buy a coffee mug), snack and food options and lots of coffee for sale. But what made the place stand out for us was the free half hour walking tour. Our guide was a gifted narrator. As we walked among the coffee trees on the grounds, she gave an informative presentation on coffee production in general and on that plantation in particular. She was knowledgeable, interesting and enthusiastic, and answered all questions in considerable detail.
Written March 15, 2020
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M S
Coral Springs, FL91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a great time. Our tour guide, Susan, was very knowledgeable and you could tell she loved doing it. The tour is $60 per person. But it’s 2 hours and unlimited coffee samples! There were 26 different kinds of coffee samples! Plus, you get 15% off coffee purchases in the gift shop. I enjoyed it very much.
Written January 27, 2020
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Cassidy144
Charlotte, NC281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Kauai Coffee Company is a great add-on for a day spent exploring Waimea and the Waimea Canyon. You can spend 15 minutes here checking out the small museum and gift shop, or you can do a leisurely coffee tasing on the deck and wander around the grounds to learn about the Kauai Coffee Company's production process. There is also a small snack bar with drinks and sweet treats. The coffee is delicious. We had a great time, learned a lot and found this spot to be a lovely background for photographs.
Written April 22, 2021
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Gerald R
Oakland, CA700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
This might not seem like a bucket list to visit when you go to Hawaii however I'm a coffee addict. Without coffee in the morning I have a major headache. I went here the Monday before Thanksgiving. That day was also my last day in Kauai. Prior to my visit here I knew Hawaii was the only state in the US that grows coffee beans. What I didn't know prior to my visit was that Hawaii is also the only state in the US that produces chocolate. Even though I was here to know about coffee it's good to know the agriculture of Hawaii.

There's a saying that you should know where you food comes from. In this case it is a drink. I took a free self-tour of this place that lasted about 20 minutes to walk. During the self-tour you will see walking tour signs that shed light regarding the process of growing and cultivating coffee beans. One of the walking tour signs that was intriguing was there are 5 different types of coffee grown at this estate. Besides the walking tour signs there are insights about coffee. One example is a sign that states you should never put your coffee in the refrigerator. I'm so guilty about that.

At the Kauai Coffee Company you can sample shots of coffee. Inside the store you can buy different types of coffee. The workers inside the store were very helpful. When deciding to buy what types of coffee one insight that I didn't know was the darker roasts have less caffeine then the lighter roasts. Besides coffee you can also buy other spices and apparel.

When people think of coffee in Hawaii they think of the Kona Region in the Big Island. This place is the largest coffee estate in the country. If you're visiting Kauai and are a coffee lover come by to Kauai Coffee Company for a sip of coffee.
Written December 5, 2020
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sbkava
Santa Barbara, CA242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Very nice self guided tour. Guided tour was sold out (and limited because of pandemic). Was able to talk with a coffee roaster who was roasting coffee at the time. She was very helpful by giving us lots of information on how coffee is grown, harvested, classified, roasted, and tasted. Nice gift shop. Coffee can be tasted and ordered by the cup - but the line was too long. Not much in the museum.
Written July 9, 2021
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Anne Marie C
Toronto122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
The “Coffee on the Brain” tour at the Kauai Coffee Company with Jenny at the helm was an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours on Kauai. The Kauai Coffee Estate is the largest coffee farm in the U.S. and has more than four million coffee bushes under cultivation. Under the patio sun shade, Jenny demonstrated the best ways to brew a great cup of coffee and how to grind and store our coffee. Happily we got to drink the brew! Then we walked around the grounds and learned how the coffee is grown, harvested and roasted on site. Jenny was a very knowledge guide and answered a myriad of questions. After the tour, we relaxed on the lanai and tasted some exceptional coffee and later claimed our tour discount on a couple of pounds to take home.
Written November 8, 2021
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Jay A
Toronto, Canada190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We come here every time we visit Kauai. Such a nice walk around the coffee farm. Great to test the coffees both new and traditional roasts. Great prices for their coffee beans and staff are very well educated and informed on the products to inform about the coffee.

Store is full of amazing products and it’s always nice to go for a coffee or drink at their coffee bar.
Written February 7, 2024
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Dapger
McKinney, TX353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A great way to taste the different flavors without buying a bag. Daily they have at least six varieties of coffee for you to try and the cafe can hook you up with fancy coffee. We took the self-guided tour of the land and there are signs explaining the process along the way. They do have guided tours available. Was a nice stop on our road trip on the island.
Written September 14, 2021
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UltimateHaunt
Glendora, CA164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We have done the Coffee on the Brain tour twice and both times we had a great time. Tasted some delicious coffee while learning about the different types of brews. A little walking tour of the facility teaches participants about how the coffee is grown and produced. The gift shop offers some great merchandise. The line for water and coffee drinks can get long so bring some water with you if it’s a particularly warm time of day.
Written May 29, 2021
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