If you love a good cup of joe, save room on your Hawaii itinerary for Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. The largest organic coffee farm in the nation, complimentary tours are offered at both of its certified organic farm locations.
From composting, roasting and bagging to pouring it in your mug, find out what it takes to make 100 percent Kona coffee. Along with free tastings at both locations, there are also Hawaiian tea tastings for any non-coffee drinkers in your group.
If you’re willing to go to school on vacation, you can sign up for a private tour and become a Roastmaster for a day. Learn hands-on by roasting your own bag of Kona coffee to take home as a tasty souvenir.
The Kaloko Farm is located 15 minutes from the airport. At the Kainaliu location, more than just organic Kona coffee is grown; you’ll also find organic pineapple, organic tea, organic sugar cane and organic cacao. Both locations are open seven days a week at 9 a.m. Tours start on the hour, every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last one starting at 4 p.m.