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“Good consistent fresh dark roast coffee”
Review of Kona Joe Coffee

Kona Joe Coffee
Ranked #1 of 8 Shopping in Kealakekua
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Just 8 miles south of Kailua-Kona. In the heart of the Kona Coffee district. Kona Joe Coffee will take you into the world's first trellised coffee plantation. The coffee is grown on wires using the same techniques as the world's finest winemakers. There are many advantages to growing coffee by this patented method, all of which you can learn during your visit. We offer a variety of tour packages including an opportunity to roast your own. Open every day from 8 AM to 5 PM. In just 1 hour learn what makes Kona coffee so special. Cultivation, processing, roasting, packaging, brewing , and tasting. All handicap accessible. Full espresso bar with fresh cheesecakes and cookies made daily onsite. Enjoy some while taking in one of the most scenic views in all of Hawaii. Our gift shop offers over 25 varieties of coffee and chocolates. Handicap parking and ADA compliant restrooms.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Kona Joes was close to our airbnb so I tried it on our second day visiting the Big Island. I was addicted so pretty much every day I went back. On a couple of days when we were travelling around I tried other Kona coffee and was kind of disappointed. This is a great place to not only get a good cup of java but the view is superb of the ocean.

Thank jmackint
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konajoe1, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Joe Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you in the name of Kona Joe Ohana (family). We all take a lot of pride in the way our coffee is grown, processed, roasted and prepared. We all want to thank you for such a wonderful review and are so glad that you enjoyed what means the most to us, our coffee.

Mahalo & Happy Coffee Drinking...............................
Judi

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Judi gave a fabulous tour. The view is TO DIE FOR! Coffee and pastries are an 11. I stumbled upon this place and stayed for a couple hours. If you have time for just one coffee stop in Kona, make it Kona Joe's!

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konajoe1, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Joe Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you so much for the fabulous review, you made all of our days brighter, We all take a lot of pride in all we do here at Kona Joe's, and those views that are to die for we get to enjoy every day but we invite every one to come on down take a tour enjoy our view, pastries but most of all the coffee. We hope that you come back and visit soon.

Mahalo & Happy Coffee Drinking......................
Judi

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

You'd think, with a name like this, the place would be down market. But NOT EVEN CLOSE!
We had one rainy afternoon to visit a coffee plantation, and no advanced reservations, so we wanted a place that offered regular tours -- Kona Joe's tours are hourly most days of the week. But what REALLY caught our attention was the patented growing technique. We enjoy our coffee as avidly as we enjoy our wines, so we were really interested in their trellised growing plan.
Kona Joe's clings to the side of Hailualoa on the Kona coast, just along Highway 11, 1400 feet above sea level. The charming Visitors Center boasts an open air coffee bar, a chocolatiere, and a cheesecake bakery! The young woman at the coffee bar was welcoming and chatty, and our tour guide Judi was personable and knowledgable. The full tour includes a complimentary cup of coffee, additional samples, and souvenir mugs
We know our coffee. We taste-test coffee like wine to begin with. Kona Joe's BLEW US AWAY. Fantastic coffee, and the chocolate covered coffee beans made on site are amazing! And for the love of all, do NOT pass up a Kona Coffee Cheesecake from 808Cheesecake made on site!!! Quite possibly the best dessert I've ever had!
Kona Joe's is unique, and well worth the visit.

Thank KaseyMyers
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konajoe1, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Joe Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop at our farm and share your experience. What a great review, you blew us away. We were so glad to hear that you enjoyed all that our unique farm has to offer. We would look forward to a return visit on a sunny afternoon.

Mahalo & Happy Coffee Drinking..........................
Judi

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We recently toured Kona Joe Coffee With our son and grandsons and were lucky enough to score Daisy as our tour guide. We all learned a lot about coffee and enjoyed the tastings. The view is beautiful, facilities are clean and the staff was very friendly. We got there about a half hour before the tour started and they had no problem with us enjoying our own picnic on their deck.

Thank sandradee54
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konajoe1, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Joe Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for the nice review. You did score good, Daisy is one of our best tour guides, we hope you enjoyed your ceramic mug and cup of coffee that came with the tour as well. We all try hard to provide everyone from farm to cup a wonderful experience here. We hope to see you back for your next picnic soon.

Mahalo & Happy Coffee Drinking.......................
Judi

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a nice Kona coffee field to tour. After reviewing many reviews we decided to go to Kona Joe. This place was fantastic. The views were breathtaking, the people were friendly, and the coffee was good. Judi our tour guide was amazing. Her passion for Kona coffee oozes from her pores. I’ve been drinking coffee for over 20 years and Judi was still able to tell me things about coffee I didn’t know. A must visit while in Kona.

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konajoe1, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Joe Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

I am speechless, all I can say is that I truly love my job and what I do and having the opportunity to share this knowledge with other people is definitely the highlight of my day. I am so glad that you enjoyed the panoramic views and most of all the coffee. I hope that we can see you back here again in the near future.

Mahalo & Happy Coffee Drinking.......................
Judi

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