There’s nothing quite like that first cup coffee in the morning, unless of course you’re sipping it while on vacation in Hawaii! What many people don’t realize is that Hawaii is home to Kona coffee which is largely considered one of the best coffees in the world.
What makes Kona coffee so special? Hawaii of course! Not only is this state one of the most beautiful places on earth, it is also an ideal environment for the cultivation of coffee beans that create the perfect cup of Joe! The combination of climate, altitude and volcanic soil all work together to produce beans with the distinctive, full bodied flavor that makes Kona coffee one of the most famous and albeit expensive in the world.
Make no mistake, growers can’t just throw a label on any old coffee here in Hawaii and call it Kona. You may find “Kona Blends”, or “Kona Style” coffees around town however, but in order to don the exclusive “100% Kona Coffee” label, the beans must have been grown in north and south Kona on the Big Island. Everything else will have been blended with cheaper imported coffees. There are hundreds of coffee growers in the Kona region who’ve been perfecting the art of growing and roasting some of the best java in the world for generations and many of them are more than happy to share their knowledge.
There are several tourist attractions in Hawaii yet perhaps one of the least well-known are the Kona Coffee country tours, and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm is one of the best! Here is where tourists will learn the history of coffee cultivation in Hawaii and discover what it is about the region that makes its coffee so special. There is also the added bonus of the seemingly bottomless cups of coffee guaranteed to make this a memorable experience for the true java junkie.
If you’d like to learn more about Kona coffee, you can visit one of the following sites:
We had a wonderful time at Sail Away and I recommended Hawaii Hideaway to dozens of people. You were a delight to work with and I will definitely use you again the next time we rent a home in the islands.
Like a Dream
Bliss doesn’t even describe our experience. It was almost like a dream. We are ready to do this again with Hawaii Hideaways – you guys are the best. Everything was perfect!!!
Outstanding Experience From Beginning to End
It was in an outstanding experience from beginning to end, I would work with Hawaii hideaways again in the future unquestionably. Sunny Madeiros was terrific with her recommendations of everything from leisure activities to restaurants and even equipment rentals.
Coral Gables, FL
Perfect Combination of Elegance and Comfort
First time to Maui (and Hawaii). This is a spectacular setting and the home is a perfect combination of elegance and comfort. I could stay on the lanai all day long and be happy. Of course there’s a ton of fun activities, but it was great to have Gull Cottage as our base to come back to!
Arlington Heights, IL
You’re Going to Want to Stay
Our family spent a splendid week in Kauai in early 2017, basing ourselves out of the Touching Green house. It’s in a great location, has everything you need, and is just lovely. The pictures don’t do it justice. You’re going to want to stay!
We had a wonderful time in Kauai! We remained in awe at the unimaginable beauty, both of the rental home, as well as Kauai itself. It will be a treasured memory for life. I hope we can come back and make more memories.