We appreciate our wonderful customers and want to share with you what they're saying about Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.
I booked the coffee tour 1 month in advance and was so glad I did! Karen made sure the tour was kept small and personable. She was so knowlegdable and friendly and I loved hearing about the how HulaDaddy was started. As this was my first ever coffee tour I was blown away at how careful and precise they are from how they grow and pick their berries/beans to the roasting process all done in small batches from 1 machine! You better believe we left with some amazing coffee and have been enjoying it since returning home. For sure this was one of the highlights of my trip! I recommend taking the tour but if you can't then please check them out anyways they have a great front porch with free coffee samples and someone is always available to talk you through their various types of coffee.Emily Cao 8/18/2021
Had a great experience at Hula Daddy last time I was on the Big Island, but had the unfortunate experience of discovering that they are closed on the weekends! Ended up going further up the mountain for coffee as I was leaving that day, but really wanted Hula Daddy! I will be back next time I visit the Big Island, but will make sure I visit on a weekday! Co-owner Karen is so friendly and engaging; she even recommended other places to visit on the island. And their coffee is exceptional! Check their current hours and make sure to pay them a visit!Gary Chow 8/10/2021
Found this spot on Yelp and I was not disappointed! One of the owners, Karen, gave us our tour so it felt super personalized to us. We got to try coffee before and after the tour which was really a treat! I usually don't drink black coffee, but I enjoyed the unique flavors of the Hula Daddy coffee. We learned the history of the company and how the beans are grown, picked, and roasted. We even got to taste a cherry right off the tree. Really cool experience and I'd definitely recommend stopping by and supporting Hula Daddy.Sarah S. 8/05/2021
We visited several coffee farms in Kona, & this was by far the best. Their commitment to quality shines through in their brews. The tour was also very informative, & our party learned a lot about coffee beans, the roasting process, & even the business side of the industry.
We will be ordering more beans from their website & highly recommend a visit!
Great tour! Very informative for true coffee lovers and is open to answering all sorts of questions on the topic.
The tour took exactly one hour and you learn so much - agriculture, farming the beans, what's good quality and why, roasting and tasting, local life as well as the origins of their company.
Free coffee tasting on porch with medium and dark blends. Coffee for purchase available to take home.
My husband is a huge coffee fanatic. He already told me ahead of time that we were coming here during our trip. We actually tried to come here our first day on the Big Island. We arrived shortly they opened on a Tuesday. We were greeted promptly to try their samples. My husband and I ventured in and Laura started chatting with my husband. She offered to let us try beans she just roasted a couple days. We ended up buying three bags! My husband had a great time and was giddy the rest of the day. Thanks Laura!
Tours weren't offered due to covid but you can walk around.
Their price is higher than most. No discounts. No specials. No Costco versions. No ads. They only open for 3 hours. Even so, they sell out and you have to get on the waitlist for special batches. Why? They have great coffee - it's the best Kona coffee I have tasted. I tried about 10. Several coffee makers have consistently recommended their coffees. Unsolicited. Also, they have won numerous awards. What’s interesting to me is their story and how they have perfected their coffee beans and the roasting process. it's Kaizen at its best. When you visit, you will probably meet Lee and Karen, the owners. Both are down to earth. Super nice people. Read their story on their website. Highly recommend this place.Wunan Li 4/28/2021
Their price is higher than most. No discounts. No specials. No Costco versions. No ads. They only open for 3 hours. Even so, they sell out and you have to get on the waitlist for special batches. Why? They have great coffee - it's the best Kona coffee I have tasted. I tried about 10. Several coffee makers have consistently recommended their coffees. Unsolicited. Also, they have won numerous awards. What's interesting to me is their story and their 20 year journey to perfected their coffee beans and the roasting process. it's Kaizen at its best. When you visit, you will probably meet Lee and Karen, the owners. Both are down to earth. Super nice people. Read their story on their website. Highly recommend this place.Wunan L. 4/28/2021
Karen is very knowledgeable of Kona coffee and roasting the beans in small batch. It was fun walking the grounds and capturing the beautiful view from the office balcony.
Flavorful coffee ... smooth and perfect for any Time of day.
Thank you Karen & Lee !
Cheers to many more successes for you B and your Companies !
Beautiful location. Took free tour of coffee plantation. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining. Learned a lot about coffee production with lots of hands on experiences. Samples of coffees were provided along with honey samples. Cute coffee shop on premises. Gift shop is well stocked with many varieties of coffee grown on the estate.Kathleen J. 2/06/2021
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee is a very charming coffee plantation. Laura taught us all about the coffee process and made us several different coffees to try. Karen then came and took us down to the coffee trees and explained the growing process. We spent a wonderful afternoon with Laura and Karen talking about much more then coffee. Highly recommended Hula Daddy Kona Coffee!gary brown 2/04/2021
Coming from mainland America, sometimes it can be hard to get your mind wrapped around it the cost of Kona coffee. If you already love coffee, but you need it a more convincing reason to spend the extra money on beans, you should absolutely try Hula Daddy.
Seriously though, you're going to want to up your coffee game across the board. You got to make sure you're brewing with the right temperature, you want to have the right kind of grinder... Otherwise you're just not going to get the full flavor and you won't taste the difference. I do recommend experiencing higher level of coffee if it's something that you enjoy.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to taste any this time I was on the island because of Covid restrictions but I've had the pleasure of tasting in the past and buy it regularly online. For those extra special days you want to start with some delicious Kona Hula Daddy!
Looked up coffee plantations during our first trip to the Big Island, and Hula Daddy was among the top options. Being located close to the airport, we decided to make this our 2nd detour stop on the way to our hotel. The place is high up on the slope of Mauna Loa, so a fairly steep drive up. There is an interesting looking (and also poisonous) tree out front to help it stand out. It's pretty bare bones inside but they have a nice deck.
The tour itself was informative. I'd never been on a coffee tour before, so it was maybe more valuable to me than others. At the end of the tour, everyone got chocolate covered coffee beans to try. Bought a bag of those to take home. Wanted to buy other coffee, however they were out of almost everything and seemingly weren't willing to sell some things; liked what they had in the store well enough but found that weird.
Would probably expand my horizons to other coffee plantations first, however this was definitely fun.
Such a fun, detailed, and informative coffee tour! I admit, my visit was pre-COVID times and I'm just getting around to reviewing. The views of the coast and ocean and gorgeous and the coffee is incredibly toasty, full-bodied, and not at all bitter or too acidic. Freshly roasted and extremely high quality. We left with two bags of coffee beans and a bag of chocolate covered espresso beans.
Worth the visit. Pricey beans, but also worth it.
Worked with these wonderful people online. I had an issue with my purchase and they worked with me and resolved the issue. They were professional and very courteous. I hope to meet them in person someday. Thank you for working with me and helping resolve a situation that wasn't perfect. I am so glad it worked out well for both of us. Thank you for your sincere kindness and cooperation. These are great people and I hope everyone supports their small business.D G 5/22/2020
Worked with these wonderful people online. I had an issue with my purchase and they worked with me and resolved the issue. They were professional and very courteous. I hope to meet them in person someday. Thank you for working with me and helping resolve a situation that wasn't perfect. I am so glad it worked out well for both of us. Thank you for your sincere kindness and cooperation. These are great people and I hope everyone supports their small business.A Google User 5/22/2020
We enjoyed our impromptu tour here as the entire staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable but also realize this won't be for everyone. The main reason is the tour costs $15 per person and the coffee is expensive ($60+ per pound).
All of this to say I understand it, and we even bought some coffee - BUT, you can get a free tour at most coffee farms and learn the same, if not more, information on the growing process.
So consider this the high end, or maybe highest end, that you will see in Kona and your expectations will be met.
A re;axed, highly informative overview on the success and quality production of the famous KONA COFFEE. Their tour guide and coffee grader gave great insight to the challenges and benefits in starting a coffee plantation. In my view, a tremendous win for the owners in our free enterprise system! The coffee, by the way, is very tasty!A Google User 2/20/2020
A re;axed, highly informative overview on the success and quality production of the famous KONA COFFEE. Their tour guide and coffee grader gave great insight to the challenges and benefits in starting a coffee plantation. In my view, a tremendous win for the owners in our free enterprise system! The coffee, by the way, is very tasty!Craig Sawtelle 2/20/2020
This turned out to be the perfect small coffee operation to tour. The owner is wonderful and engaging, the tour staff, (Momi especially), are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Their coffee is a very hands-on product, with a very skilled roaster. The pour-over was a perfect way to bring to a close the tour, with a chocolate covered coffee bean as the cherry on top! When I go back to the Big Island in the future, I'll definitely be found back at Hula Daddy's.Douglas Swope 2/17/2020