Kaʻu Coffee Mill Tours
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Globally, Kaʻu coffee may not have the same ring to it as Kona coffee does, but on Island many say the coffee produced in Kona’s southerly neighboring district is just as good. Kaʻu Coffee Mill, perhaps the largest and most outward facing of the plantations in Kau, takes its beans from branch to brew onsite with regular scheduled tours of its volcanic-soil loving plants, drying mill and roastery. Should you miss the tour, the company offers a big glass window into its drying and roasting production facilities, visible anytime during business hours.
Inside the small but bright and cheerful gift shop is the best part: Tastings of their estate brews and locally-produced macadamia nuts. Among the most popular varieties here include their Peaberry and the unique coconut caramel crunch or macadamia nut-flavored roasts. While you’re tasting, be sure to gaze up at the coffee-themed murals that line the upper walls, or read about noteworthy locals on the Kaʻu Coffee Farmers' Wall of Fame. There’s plenty of coffee to take home, including their 100% estate grown coffee in single-use cups for your coffee maker.
Kaʻu Coffee Mill is located north of the town of Pahala off Wood Valley Road. From the Belt Road, turn inland at Kamani Street, following Pikake Street—which forks left into Wood Valley Road—for about three miles. The mill is open daily from 8:30am until 4:30pm, except on major holidays. Daily tours are free and run at 10, noon and 2pm.
Address: 96-2694 Wood Valley Rd, Pahala, Hawaii 96777, USA
Hours: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Kaʻu Coffee Mill
This Big Island circle tour hits all the highlights of the stunning Big Island of Hawaii. While riding in a comfortable minibus, watch out the window as the landscape changes with every bend in the road, from tropical, misty valleys full of ferns to a barren, black lava coast. This Grand Circle island tour includes round-trip transport from Kona, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Spend a full day exploring the Big Island with visits to waterfalls, beaches, tropical valleys, stunning viewpoints, and so much more. Learn about Kona’s coffee culture with visit to Kona Joe’s coffee farm, where you go behind the scenes and taste award-winning locally gown coffee. See Hawaii’s natural beauty at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach and lookout for Hawaiian green sea turtles. Enjoy lunch, then explore stunning waterfalls and a panoramic view of Hilo from Waipio Valley.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Kaʻu Coffee Mill hours of operation?
Kaʻu Coffee Mill hours of operation: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Kaʻu Coffee Mill?
The best ways to experience Kaʻu Coffee Mill are:
- Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour
- Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano - Coffee, Waterfalls and Waipio Valley
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