Kona Coffee Plantation Tours
Your Volcanic Dark Roast
Good news for coffee lovers—you could spend your entire vacation on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi just attending Kona coffee plantation tours and still not see them all. There are more than five hundred coffee plantations nestled along a twenty-mile stretch of road between the Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanoes. If you like a good cup of joe, you will want to drive this quaint stretch of road at least once—or maybe a few times.
Kona’s Specialty Region
Driving through the Kona coffee region will help explain why Kona coffee is considered a specialty. Not only are the beans different from other coffee plants around the world, but the growing conditions on the Kona Coast of the Big Island are simply perfect for coffee. Taking a Kona coffee plantation tour will introduce you to a unique climate zone that receives ample sunshine and nearly perfect 70-degree temperatures. But the lands you’ll encounter as you search for the best coffee plantation tours on the Big Island have also struck the perfect daily balance of shade, altitude, and rain. In short, the conditions you will experience on the Kona Coast are exemplary for growing coffee. Add in the rich volcanic soil, and we can only conclude that the Hawaiian god of agriculture, Lono, was a coffee drinker.
Coffee Plantation Tours
Adventuring down the road of nearly endless coffee plantations is going to make finding the best coffee plantation tours on the Big Island a challenge. Kona coffee is world famous for its unique and mild flavor, so in the end, your personal taste will have to be the judge. Whichever coffee plantation you choose to pull into, you can expect to spend about 30 minutes on a short walking tour of the plantation. There you will learn the processes which take coffee from “farm to cup,” and then you will round out your tour with a sample and a chance to purchase the coffee unique to each plantation.
If you’re not a big coffee fan or you’re traveling with kids, that’s okay, too. Most of the Kona coffee plantation tours are lively and interactive, so you will enjoy an authentic cultural experience while exploring the unique landscape.
Before You Go
If you are planning to spend the day taking Kona coffee plantation tours, keep in mind that while most tours are free, some plantations may require scheduling in advance. No matter which tours you take, rest assured that everything about your search for the best Kona coffee plantation tours on the Big Island will be luscious and decadent.
You’re In The Driver’s Seat
Spending the day, or several days, on Kona coffee plantation tours is best when you’re in the driver’s seat. When you book your rental car with GoVibe, you will have the freedom to leisurely tour a variety of plantations, as well as head to one of the many beach parks along the way.
When you choose GoVibe, you book now and pay later. We pick you up at the airport so you never have to wait in line. Plus, if your plans change, you have free cancellation up to 24 hours before your rental date. GoVibe makes the entire rental car process stress-free. Download the app and book now. You’ll be headed for a cup of Aloha at one of the best Kona coffee plantation tours on the Big Island in no time