Maui Chocolate & Coffee Tours

Maui Chocolate & Coffee Tours

Maui Chocolate & Coffee Tours
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Come explore our “blossom to bar and beyond adventure” at Kupa’a Organic Farm in Kula! This chocolate adventure will have you scamper through a small young orchard with baby cacao (ca – cow) to mature trees that will be blooming to fruiting with mother nature’s approval. You’ll learn about all the other exquisite plants and trees throughout the gardens and orchards.
Kula, Hawaii

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kellye470
Lansdale, PA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I went on a tour with Ann and had a marvelous time! We learned so much about the flowers, vegetation, trees, etc. We got to see cacao in various stages and even got to MAKE our very own Mexican Hot Chocolate! Ann also explained in detail the process of growing and roasting coffee on the farm. We did a chocolate tasting and enjoyed fresh farm coffee. This was a very informative and interesting tour. Ann is extremely knowledgeable and really friendly! I cannot recommend this tour highly enough.
Written March 5, 2024
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Shonte J
Orlando, FL22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
At first we were a little skeptical being it was at someones residence that is a working farm and we didn't get to see the orchard, but the information and the education on the types of chocolate and coffee beans were great. Our two daughters (15 and 20) were able to help in the process of making our own hot chocolate from the cacao bean and we all had fun tasting the different chocolates and drinking the hot chocolate and coffee.
Written November 29, 2023
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Domino M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Awesome tour! Katelyn was an awesome guide. So informative and ready to tell us about anything we wondered. Thanks again!
Written November 22, 2023
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WalnutCreekGal
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Yesterday we experienced a intimate, informative and fun tour and tasting at Kapa'a Farms. We were able to get sense of the commitment and creativity required to farm up country. We explored the coffee and cacao plants as well as other crops and supporting plants on the organic farm. We made our own delicious drinking chocolate and learned hands- on the whole amazing process from pod to product. The beautifully curated chocolate tasting was delectable and a great way to appreciate the range of flavors that can naturally come from cacao!! It was a wonderful and real encounter! Recommended!
Written August 20, 2023
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Justin M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
If you’re looking for a heavily curated tour of a Coffee/Cacao plantation removed from the nitty-gritty of actual farming then this tour isn’t for you. But if you want a personal and authentic experience of a local farm and a hands on experience with the process of making coffee and chocolate from tree to product, I wish I could recommend it more! I made a reservation for my girlfriend’s birthday and we began our tour with Anne talking about the history of coffee and cacao farming in Hawaii and the actual agricultural background of what the plants need to survive on Maui. From small example trees with blossoms and seed pods, to the symbiotic trees necessary to provide the appropriate environment for optimal growth, and to preparing our own hot chocolate from recently dried and prepared beans, the experience was more than we had anticipated. We had the lucky opportunity to watch Gerry (one of the farmer/owners) press some freshly chopped sugar cane into juice, even got a sample too! The chocolate that we tasted really expressed how different flavors and textures can be infused into the chocolate and how different regions of the world taste compared to locally made Maui chocolate. We went over an hour past our time from chatting, asking questions and thoroughly enjoining our time on the tour. This tour is a must for anyone actually interested in how coffee and chocolate are made in Hawaii!
Written June 26, 2023
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Megan Q
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I am sad to report that this tour was pretty disappointing. I was expecting more than what it really was. The tour is at a residential property that also has a small farm. It was a bit messy and unkept from the start. The guide, Anne was ok but did not seem well versed in her subject matter, as she kept forgetting what she was talking about mid-sentence. We then walked up a hill/driveway, I thought we were heading to the cacao and coffee orchard, but to my surprise we just headed to a garage that was set up with tables and chairs. The garage was also messy and did not seem like a great place to be holding a tour. Ann did review the chocolate and coffee making process and we did get to try a piece of fruit from a cacao pod and some chocolate samples. However, they sample were not from this farm or from Hawaii. Nor was the coffee, the coffee we were offered was from Mexico. I was disappointed that neither the coffee nor chocolate was from Hawaii, as that was what was advertised.
Written April 22, 2023
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Rakesh G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I would hardly call this a tour, that is a far stretch. This tour takes place in someone's garage. We did not "scamper" through any Cacao orchards, in fact, we did not see a single cacao tree on the property. We did see a coffee plant that was conveniently planted in front of their residential home. However, the coffee we tasted was from Mexico...MEXICO? I thought this would be a real tour of a cacao and coffee plant orchards and we would get to see how coffee and chocolate are made. The samples we got of the chocolate were miniscule and were from around the world...ummm we came to this tour to see and taste Hawaiian made chocolate. So, if that is what you're looking for then do not book this tour. We were very disappointed in this tour.
Written April 22, 2023
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Melanie S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This tour was a lot of fun! Ours actually went a little long because we kept asking questions about the plants, but Ann was very patient through it all.

The farm is smallish so it's not what I'd call a cocoa or coffee "operation", which was perfect for us. We knew in advance that there would be a hill to talk up, and we were also told in advance there wouldn't be a restroom at the top of the hill, so we were well prepared for that. Our 7 year old absolutely loved learning all the steps cocoa goes through and loved going through the process of creating the chocolate drink.

We felt the tasting portions were exactly as expected - small bites of 5-6 different chocolates.
Written April 3, 2023
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Carlee D
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
To say this tour was a scam is a complete understatement. My family and I decided to stop by the Maui Coffee and chocolate tour while visiting the island. We were met with complete disrespect, disorganization, and frankly a horrible tour guide.

When we arrived, Anne, our “tour guide“ drove past us several times and waved at us from behind locked gates. We waited there over an hour before Anne let our group in. My grandmother called the number on the gates four times, but no one ever answered. As soon as we were let in, Anne asked “why didn’t you call to see if you could come in sooner?!” My grandmother told her “we did… 4 times..”

We were then brought over a small bench for our party of 12. Only 4 were able to be seated on it. Prior to booking this tour we called and let them know we had several disabled seniors with mobility issues. We we’re told, accommodations could be made for our group.

After about 20 agonizing minutes of Anne talking about the foliage around the bench, we asked her if we could move on because most of the people in our party were very uncomfortable. We were then lead up a small to medium size hill. She sat and watched as several family members made the hike up. As soon as we reached the top, she said “oops you guys are going the wrong way” I was completely dumbfounded by the statement as it seemed like she waited until the members of the family with disabilities made it to the top of the hill before she mentioned anything.

After everyone had gotten down, we were met with an even bigger Hill. In fact, a massive hill. My grandparents were severely struggling making it up. What bothered me most, was seeing my grandmother on the verge of tears since she was in so much pain. It was only after somebody asked Anne (who was riding in a two seater golf cart) if we could offer to let the family with disabilities switch off one by one riding with her. 3/4 of the way through this hill and started making the most inappropriate fat jokes towards my family. One of which was to my grandfather “I don’t think we’re gonna make it up this hill with your…… Weight.” She then gave him a massive side eye.

After barely trekking up this mountain, we were met with a shed and we were all told to sit down for the presentation.

She proceeded to point to a tiny TV on a table, we saw a slideshow of pictures of the owner and his daughter. We were then taken to the back of the shed to be shown a bucket of fermented coffee beans to which Anne placed her hand into scooped out a handful of beans and shoved it right into my face. I immediately backed away. She asked “are you sure you don’t want to smell it? Are you sure?” At this point, my uncle needed to use the restroom to which she pointed to a wood pile in the same area. She announced to our group “use that wood pile if you need to use the restroom”. We all were pretty shocked and we all looked at each other like is this lady joking? Nope, not joking.

The chocolate tasting was all from chocolate not from this farm. All from other places, other states even. And the teeniest, tiniest portions.

Please don’t waste your time and money. There’s much better places to spend so much money for a far better experience!
Written April 2, 2023
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B B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It has taken me a while to digest what happened during this deceptive and misleading sham of a tour. I almost feel gaslit by the other reviews left. Am I crazy? Did we go to the same place?

Ann, our “guide”, or “fun facilitator” as she referred to herself, should have been my first clue this was about to be disastrous. Her opening statements were along the lines of “if you’re not having fun, that’s on you”. She failed to mention at that point, it was also probably on us to shuttle our disabled, cane dependent family to a hilltop garage, to bring our own chocolate, our own coffee, and bring our own bathroom for an over 3 hour hijacking of our time.

I had just gotten married in Maui, and my family had decided to do a tour together. Our point of contact and group leader, explained to Ann while booking that we had several people in our party with severe mobility issues. To which we were told that was fine, and there was golf carts to help.

When we arrived (a bit ahead of schedule) we were expecting maybe a gift shop to browse with coffee and chocolate for purchase, t shirt dyed brown out of coffee grounds, I don’t know, something! Instead we were berated for not going to the bathroom at a state park beforehand and locked gates.

This is where the real “fun” began. She explained there was a steep hill that we had to go up in order to get to where our tour started. My disabled new family members were struggling to tackle this feat. I was so upset that an already uncomfortable situation for them, was being made more uncomfortable by the second as Ann proceeded to make several comments in regard to their weight. I will only speak on the one I heard directly. She pointed to a hill in the distance, and said to my mother in-law, “over there is where they do parasailing” my mother in law responded “oh, I’m totally good off that.” To which Ann had the audacity to say “well that’s good, because there’s weight limits”…

What!? What exactly are you trying to infer here, lady!? No one said anything about even wanting to do parasailing!

Several family members looked like they were on the verge of tears hiking up this steep hill. When 3/4 of the way up, we asked, “why couldn’t we have driven up here?”, Ann said “oh, well I guess you could have”

Guess we could have!?

Once we miraculously, without medical attention, made it to the top, we we’re greeted by a garage I can only imagine is normally used for drug trafficking. Dirty. Small. Hot. Blankets on the windows and spray paint on the wall. If you’re picturing something in a movie about drugs in Columbia— ding! Ding! Ding!

The only thing we saw was a slideshow, pictures of alleged coffee plants on this alleged farm, although we couldn’t see them in person, and there were no beans roasted on sight. Ann french pressed some beans made from, somewhere else? As far as chocolate goes, we were given several tiny pieces, about the size of a fingernail, all from various other manufacturers/locations. What do you even do here!? My brother in law needed to use the restroom? He was told to use a stick pile out back. No joking.

So what exactly did we tour? At this point, I could have gone to a display shed at Home Depot, bought a couple bars of chocolate from a store, made a pot of coffee, and my guests would have walked away with more than what we did here. And there at least would’ve been a public restroom.

We have reached out to them and attempted to rectify this situation, but they are refusing any type of resolution.

So upset and disappointed over this entire experience. The lowest point of my wedding trip. Do not go here!
Written March 31, 2023
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