Looking for something exciting to do while staying with in Hawaii? These Kona Coffee tours add an interesting facet to your Hawaiian tours. You can choose to do tour by your own, but if you want comfort and convenience, you can choose organized tours for a fee.
Hawaii is the only state in the US that grows commercial coffee. The sunny weather, abundant rains, mild winds and rich volcanic soils are conducive to growing coffee — and of course, they are the secrets of Kona coffee’s deliciousness! Kona coffee is a world-renowned brand which is consistently rated among the best coffee brands in the world. You cannot find such coffee elsewhere in the world! That is why it is one of the most expensive coffees on the planet. You could say that it is a special kind of coffee. If you love coffee, you will love this unique experience!
Not only you get to drink their delicious coffee but you can also go on a farm tour, which is what we recommend especially as Kona Coffee is situated in the middle of the Big Island, in a beautiful location on the slopes of the Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanoes.
What happens on a tour?
In the area where Kona Coffee comes from, there are more than 650 coffee farms and many of them offer tours to the public.
Local tour companies can organize a visit to a couple of these where you are shown around the plantation to see the coffee growing. Then you will get to learn about the processes from growing coffee beans to making that perfect cup. You’ll also get to check out the visitor center to learn even more and to have the perfect cup of coffee yourself.
Each farm visit takes about 45-60 minutes and light walking is involved, so you might as well get your legs ready for this.
If you have your own car, you drive all the way to the plantation by yourself or you can also sign up for an organized tour to create to set transfers for you. These tour organizers will schedule everything and give you an easy to follow itinerary complete with maps. Some of them will even provide you a book all about Kona Coffee as well! You will soon be a coffee expert!
When to do a tour?
You can visit the coffee farms year round – something is always happening. Since you will be outside for part of the time, a clear day is best.
You may explore the Kona coffee tours by your own and perhaps want to embark on off-the-beaten discoveries along the way.
Aside from enjoying the taste of Kona coffee, you will also get to savor scenic surrounding views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush tropical landscape.
Or you can choose an organized tour which can combine your Kona Coffee tour with a visits to other interesting sites such as the Pu’uhonua O Honaunau national park or the Kealakekua bay where you can go snorkeling.
There are also many shops and cute cafes around and it’s easy to make a day out of your trip to this part of Hawaii.
A lot of people find these tours very popular so it is generally considered more advantageous to you if you choose organized tours for a no-hassle Kona coffee tour experience. Make sure to schedule your trip in advance to make sure that there people present to show you around the coffee farm. It’s best to let these tour organizers know before your arrival if you would like to set this up and any personal preferences that you have. Of course, if you decide once you are here, these tour organizers will do their best to make sure you have a fabulous experience.