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Kona Joe Coffee

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Address: 79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7910
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+1 808-322-2100
08:00 - 17:00
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Located in Kainaliu, in the heart of the Kona Coffee district, Kona Joe...

Located in Kainaliu, in the heart of the Kona Coffee district, Kona Joe Coffee will take you into the first trellised coffee plantation in the world. We grow our coffee on a trellis system, very similar to how wine grapes are grown, hence, Coffee Grown Like Wine! There are many advantages to growing coffee by this patented method, all of which you can learn during your visit.We are open every day from 9am until 5pm. We offer Kona’s most complete, fully guided plantation tour experience. The tour is an information packed, 30 minute walking tour complete with visiting our dry mill, roasting and packing room, chocolate room, and up close look at coffee trees, cherries, parchment, and even possibly blooms!Kona Joe Coffee is a fully operative coffee farm completing everything from planting and growing, to wet milling, dry milling, roasting, packing, retail, and even making coffee drinks.You can also experience coffee and chocolate sampling in our artist inspired showroom. There are four types of coffee sampling and two types of chocolate sampling daily.Need a latte or cappuccino? We have a full service espresso bar located on our lanai with 270 degree views of the beautiful Kona CoastTour reservations are welcomed but not required. Visiting from a cruise ship? Need a pick up from Kailua? We offer free pick up in the Kona Joe Coffee shuttle for groups. Hope to see you soon and aloha!

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We came for the coffee and tour. The tour is short but informative. I would have never known there were close to 700 coffee farms in this area. We walked out with a small bag of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for the coffee and tour. The tour is short but informative. I would have never known there were close to 700 coffee farms in this area. We walked out with a small bag of coffee for $38. It better have magical properties when I get it home.

Thank APennero
Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in Kealakekua, HI, it is a superb place to have a relaxing morning coffee or a breakfast egg sandwich. An off the grid spot that offers one on one service and the chef will sit down and join you after you eat for casual conversation. Very laid back and friendly with a great view of the coffe bean trees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When you are on the Big Island this is a must do stop!! We have never seen a better view than what Kona Joe's has on the island and the manager Bruno and Judi were so kind and informative. There coffee is uniquely grown on trellises and very good!!! Please see for yourself, you will love having a cup of... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The physical setting is nice and the people are fine but there's something unsatisfying about this place. The tour is okay but there's less emphasis on enjoyment and education, and more emphasis on marketing and sales. The cost of the tour is excessive relative to what you get, including small samples of their lesser quality coffees and no samples of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past two years I have came here to experience the best coffee I have ever tasted. From the coffee, the customer service, to the views from the farm this is a place you need to experience for yourself! Highly recommended!!

Thank Doug Z
Pleasanton, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Kona coffee and a great factory tour. Trellis roast is pricey but delicious! Their growing and roasting processes are unique, tour guide was very informative. Great tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We search out new coffee places each year when visiting the Big Island. This year we discovered Kona Joe's and what a great experience. The dark roast grown on trellis was very smooth. We will definitely go back... Kathy and Brad

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In September we took the Kona Joe Coffee tour - fascinating! Judi was our tour guide and she did a great job of explaining the whole process of growing, harvesting and roasting coffee. They have developed a method of trellising the coffee plant - much like grape vines - which produces a higher yield on each plant, as well as... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't take the tour, but we sat and had coffee outside, looking down the hill to the ocean - absolutely beautiful. We sampled a few of the coffees in their store, and bought some to take home for ourselves and for gifts. Next time I'm in the area I'd love to go back for the tour.

Thank sometimesong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee is grown on a trellis here to maximize yield. We had a cup tried samples and took the self guided tour. It was foggy when we went but I am sure the view is amazing on a clear day. Not a long stop and worth it for a good cup of coffee from the source!

Thank karansimoni

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