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“Best Kona experience”

UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate
Ranked #1 of 7 Shopping in Holualoa
Certificate of Excellence
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“Best Kona experience”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon, we were lucky enough to be escorted by the chemical engineer (unfortunately we didn't get his name) who was both delightful and charming. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the tour of the trees was very informative and roasting our own coffee was a loads of fun. Could not recommend this more highly.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Tempe, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a couple hours”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took the Roastmasters tour which took about 1.5 hours. Peggy was a great host and guide. She showed us how coffee is roasted,we roasted our own batch of coffee beans and each person in our party had two bags of coffee that we roasted ourselves, to take home, complete with a personalized label for the bags. Very informative and fun to do. Delicious coffee, lots of freebies (fresh brewed coffee, coffee ice cream, sample chocolate covered beans, etc.). Worth the trek up the beautiful residential area. The view from the farm is spectacular!

Visited July 2014
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Neat Experience”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

As a coffee enthusiast I was very excited to visit a coffee farm in Kona. I am glad we chose UCC as the place to visit. The lady who provided the tour was very passionate about coffee and UCC. I learned a lot about coffee, coffee beans, harvesting and roasting. She provided the tour at no charge. We decided not to roast our own beans which looks like a neat experience. It costs $35 to roast your own, but at least half of that is the cost for the beans so it's not unreasonably expensive. In addition to coffee, we purchased the chocolate coffee cookies which were excellent.

I have not been to other coffee farms so I can't compare UCC to anything else, but I certainly enjoyed our tour and the coffee.

Visited May 2014
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Abilene, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great visit and samples”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

A Japanese tour group was here when we arrived and we got a lot of info with more people there. The coffee samples were very good and they had a wide variety of products for sale. Very nice facility with some historical coffee items on display, very enjoyable visit.

Visited January 2014
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Woodinville, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Learning about Kona Coffee”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Had a great learning experience at UCC about Kona coffee. Coming from the home of Starbuck's, we were eager to learn about coffee origin, picking, roasting and flavor profiles. Our guide, Geoff, was extremely knowledgeable and patient with our endless questions. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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