Big Island: Kona Joe Coffee Plantation

Day 3 was allocated as Kona Day. After breakfasting at home, we drove northward towards Kona, which is on the other side of the island. It was a very long drive, most of it my gal pal and I spent it napping, while our husbands in the front kept yakking.

The first order of business was to visit the Kona Joe Coffee Plantation where we signed up for a tour of the facility. We toured the facility from the room where they store the beans after harvest to the washing room to the roasting and to the packaging area. It was quite educational. Once that was done we were given a cute Kona Joe mug as part of the tour. Yes, we got to sample the coffee as well.

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Light, medium, and dark roast.


We were not able/allowed to see the plantation behind the building, which goes down to the ocean. But we were shown beans on the live plants around the building.



  1. We always enjoy farm tours , but have never visited a coffee plantation...would be so interesting!

  2. Hello, I love Hawaii and the Kona coffee. It is one of the best I've ever head. Beautiful photos and a great trip!

  3. That's a treat. If we ever get back to Kona, I am going to check out the coffee scene a little more thoroughly.

  4. Interesting tour of the Coffee Plantation!

  5. Must have been an interesting - and marvelous-smelling - tour!
    Thanks for sharing at

  6. When I drove my parents and their siblings around all the yakking came from my mother and her sisters, the men had no chance at all. Did the place smell like coffee?

  7. ...I was in Kona once 30 years ago. Thanks for showing me what I have been missing.

  8. Great tour of the coffee plantation. Thanks for taking me!

  9. Amazing , Thanks for the post and pics.

  10. Beautiful photos and a wonderful tour of the coffee plantation.
    Thank you!

  11. That sounds fascinating!! Thanks so much for sharing the photos.



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