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Kona Joe Coffee

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79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7910
+1 808-322-2100
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Kona Joe, a coffee resort!

Kona Joe should be more appropriately called a "Coffee Resort"! It's the most scenic view in Kona... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Aliso Viejo, California
via mobile
Very Informative, Incredible Coffee

My husband and I did the $15 tour with the lovely Carolina. She was so knowledgeable and patiently... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Leah M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7910
+1 808-322-2100
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kona Joe should be more appropriately called a "Coffee Resort"! It's the most scenic view in Kona and the mill are immaculate, provide the best coffee samples and the staff and owners are so hospitable. A definite stop worthwhile for relaxation, beautiful view, great cup...More

Thank johnsongimfam
Reviewed 12 June 2017

My husband and I did the $15 tour with the lovely Carolina. She was so knowledgeable and patiently answered all of our questions about their coffee and the entire coffee roasting process. My husband is a huge fan of coffee so it was great to...More

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

On our recent trip to the island we had a craving for some coffee, happened to drive by a sign "KONA JOE COFFEE" , so we tuned in. So glad we did. The coffee is excellent, so much so that we bough a supply to...More

Thank flynmonkeys
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Kona Joe coffee is a must see !!!! you get out off bus short walk to breath taking view of the countryside with a view of pacific ocean in the distance,plus you see row after row of coffee plants filled with coffee beans on the...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We did the $15 tour yesterday and loved it. The owner took us personally around and explained the entire process from tree to packaging. We learned so much about coffee including how to choose the right coffee and how to properly store it. They have...More

Thank bvlahovich
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived to spectacular views, but were quickly disappointed with our lattes. Tasted more like milk than coffee, and suspect that the baristas had not been adequately trained.

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We did self guided tour saving 15$ each. Lovely grounds learned the coffee basics Not all the coffee avail at Walmart and what was there only $2 less 45 min stop

Thank BeverlyJB
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Enjoyed walking around the grounds (no pun intended) of Kona Joe's. We wound up doing the self-tour because we arrived shortly before 3:00 PM and were told that a large tour bus of 50+ was due and they'd be doing the tour at 3:00. By...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We visited this site as part of a tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and did an excellent presentation on the coffee process. The farm grows their coffee on trellises instead of the tradition bush style. There was good advice on the different brews...More

Thank Cruise281
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

$15 per person to take a brief tour of a working coffee farm. (The price was a little steep in my option, but we had the time, the cash, and we were there). The views are beautiful and we learned a lot about coffee. It...More

Thank Liz W
Bruno P, General Manager at Kona Joe Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your visit to our farm, I am glad you found the views beautiful, the tour nice, low key, and that you learned a lot about coffee. We appreciate your review that our staff was really great, the process very interesting and the...More

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17 April 2017|
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Response from Bruno P | Property representative |
Aloha, The cheapest way to come to our farm will be using a Uber or a taxi. If you are planning to visit more spots in the island you might look for renting a car. Taxi driver Ricky his phone is (808)640-4871 Mahalo..
Shelley R
1 April 2015|
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Response from konajoe1 | Property representative |
Aloha! Will you be staying in Kona or will you be visiting via cruise ship? If you will be staying in Kona, best thing to do is rent a car so you will be able to get around easier. Everything seems to be spread out :) If you... More