All up and down the Mamalahoa Highway you’ll see vast fields and rows of coffee trees – the coveted Kona coffee, to be precise. The coffee is a mainstay of the local economy, with it often even being bartered with between farmers and local shops like money.
Farmers give tours, often free, of their coffee farms – some doing upwards of 300 visitors a day. During these tours the guides explain how the coffee is grown, harvested, and processed. Guests can also sample the brewed coffee, with these coffee cuppings resembling those of wine tastings.
Tourists are loving these coffee infused tours and are continuously flocking to them for the chance to learn more about coffee cultivation, try new coffees, and hear about the long and rich history coffee has in Hawaii.