Coffee Tours on the Big Island

By Hawaii.com Team

Akin to Northern California’s popular wine tasting tours, here the brew of the day is Kona coffee. Grown on the mountain slopes above Kailua-Kona, this is the only place in the world where certified Kona coffee is produced. Take 600 specialty coffee farms, a spattering of mills, roasters, retail outlets and museums, then cluster them in 20 miles of scenic country roads, and you’ve got the perfect excuse for a self-guided coffee tasting tour.

Most of the coffee grown in the coffee belt is cultivated on small tracts leased from Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate, a large landowner dedicated to Hawaiian interests. The tracts average seven acres each and more than 1,200 acres are in cultivation.

Make a day of exploring the Kona coffee highlights and make sure you take some home with you.

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