Free Kona Coffee Tasting & Farm Tour at Greenwell Farms

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Kona coffee beans growing on the tree at Greenwell Farms

A great little tour to plan into your Hawaii (Big) Island vacation is a stop at Greenwell Farms in the heart of the world-famous, Kona coffee country.

Free farm tours and coffee tastings are offered every day starting from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The friendly guides take you to see coffee growing on the trees and to some of the processes that result in the finished product.

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These Kona coffee beans dry in the sun for a week. They are raked every thirty minutes to insure even drying.

The tour lasts roughly 30 minutes. It is a walking tour, but there’s not a great deal of walking required — perhaps just a quarter of a mile in total. Umbrellas are provided for shade and/or a passing sprinkle of rain.

A Kona coffee tasting station is set up beside of a Greenwell Farms shop. Tasting is free, though you’re likely going to want to purchase a bag of beans to take home like we did. We splurged on a bag of the very smooth-tasting Onouli beans which are grown on trees that are over 100 years old.

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Greenwell Farms is located just south of Kailua-Kona town at 81-6581 Mamalahoa Highway in Kealakekua.

See more photos of our Greenwell Farms tour.

See our suggestions for more free and budget-friendly Hawaii (Big) Island attractions and activities.

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