We appreciate our wonderful customers and want to share with you what they're saying about Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.
Awesome small coffee farm that lives and breathes high quality coffee. The attention paid to the natural growing cycles and limits of the coffee fruit, offering of different varietals and drying methods, and attention to roast quality (and importantly, surprisingly one of the only farms that actually labels the roast date on their beans) are all reasons for coffee aficionados to visit this farm. The owner is an awesome person to talk to and a wealth of knowledge, and the coffee is absolutely delicious. Make sure you stop here coffee lovers!Terence Chan 9/13/2019
Visit and learn all about coffee! Hula Daddy is a small, boutique operation, and offers an up-close look at coffee production. With just a short walk around their shop, we saw the process of growing, harvesting, drying, roasting, and brewing coffee - with a fantastic cupping (tasting) at the end. No reservations needed, we just stopped in and joined the next tour for $10pp. Definitely worth the hour when you need to get away from the salt and sun!tiffanyl206 8/25/2019
This place is pretty special. We just missed the guided tour by 15 minutes, but were still able to go in and sample a couple of coffees and talk to one of their staff. The vista from the office/seating area was beautiful. And we just happened to be there when they were picking the beans right in front of us. Really cool experience. We'll time it better next time!Megan T. 7/21/2019
We had an amazing tour with Meg. She was great and did an awesome job walking us through the whole coffee process.
She was very helpful and knowledgeable. Growing coffee in Hawaii is very different than anywhere else in the world. This was very enlightening.
The coffee is outstanding and has won many awards, samples were delicious
The tour group was small personal.
Thank you Meg!
Great visit to Hula Daddy. Awesome samples of different roasts. I had both the Dark and Medium Roasts. The staff and owner are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful views from the mountain overlooking the coffee farm and down to the ocean. Can't wait to try the coffee I bought at home!Zach Hinson 6/29/2019
Best Coffee Plantation tour! We chose to visit this plantation because it is small and the tours are intimate. Our tour consisted of just the 4 of us.
We were met by our tour guide who turned out to be the BEST!
Two of our friends are elderly and she made sure they were fulky accommodated and received a full tour despite their physical limitations.
We went out back in the plantation and got to see beans growing on trees. Our guide explained how the beans are hand picked and showed us the techniques used to pick them.
We also learned of the various types of beans. After that we went inside and witnessed a full roasting of a batch of coffee beans. We got to taste a freshly roasted bean and sample the yummy coffee.
You can purchase coffee and other knick knacks in the gift shop area.
Be sure to go o line and book ahead as tours are limited. This is a great deal for $20 a person.
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee was at the top of my list to visit during our trip to big island. It was unfortunate that it was closed on Sunday and yesterday for the holiday. That made it our #1 priority today before flying out. It was well worth the wait and considerably more informative than the other plantation tour we went on. The tour wasnt overly crowded with only 4 adults and our rugrat in the group. Cost was $10 per adult plus tax for the hour long tour. Lori (sp?), our tour guide, explained the history and took us on a short walk around the grounds. She explained the differences in sizes and how they're used, how they manage their trees and problems that plantation owners deal with and how it affects harvests. Again, very informative. Lori took us back to the roast master and we were able to view a dark roasting from a highly certified roast master. That was a very educational experience as well. They were able to explain the types of coffee farmed at both of their locations on island and how they compared to other high quality coffee. At the tail end of our tour, they prepared us some peaberry pourover, which was my first time drinking that. It was very smooth and we purchased a lb. to take home. The staff was very helpful in explaining different types of pour over or other brewing systems to create a better brew from home. It was an amazing experience and well worth the time and money spent. An absolute must for coffee enthusiasts!Milton C. 5/28/2019
If I ever come back to Kona we will make this a stop. Super cute pace with a great view. We wet onto tours here and this was my favorite. There were only 4 of us versus the 20 or so on the last one, so we could hear everything as well as see and touch everything. I feel like we learned more and got to sample the peaberry as a pour over which was not even an option at the last place. Lori was our tour guide and she was great. Laura was down roasting as was also great. She even helped to entertain our little guy. We ended up with a couple of bags of peaberry and an espresso cup. Oh we also got some coffee soap. My husband also got some info about what machine to purchase for the office.Mary D. 5/28/2019
Interesting and informative! This was a fun experience for our group. Despite being a bit late for our tour we were welcomed with genuine warmth. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. She gave us a great tour of the property as well as educating us about the history of coffee on the island. Their product is amazing especially given the size of the property. Make time for this adventure; it's well worth your time!TXTraveler572010 5/16/2019
Interesting Look Into Coffee I would like to give them a Very Good rating... I really would... and if we had seen the whole process from plant to pick to dry to roast I would have. Unfortunately our tour missed seeing / experiencing how beans are dried. Other than that, the tour (for a small fee), was very informative, hands-on and we got a chance to ask questions. The tour guide was friendly. We had a long history of the plantation and had the chance to sample different blends and even a coffee tea. We were walked into the growth field and shown how the berries grow and how they are picked. We finished with seeing beans being roasted - all of this was great, but we felt we missed an important part.Bruce M 5/12/2019
What an amazing experience!
We came here as a time gap between lunch and our luau one afternoon and we were pleasantly surprised with how awesome this coffee tour was! From the sampling of the the different types of coffee to bring walked through the history of their farm and the coffee stages on a farm if was fantastic!
The hospitality was top notch and the tour staff was amazing as well they showed us their farm, the roasting room, and the kitchen where they do a lot of experimenting with coffee and teas.
Thanks Hula Daddy for giving us an experienced to remember!
Coffee tour for coffee lovers Our coffee-loving friends had visited this coffee farm a few years earlier and felt it is a must-do while on the Big Island. They were not wrong. While our kids aren’t really coffee drinkers yet, they were also very fascinated by the farm, the tour and the tasting provided. We were very privileged to meet their award-winning roaster for a lovely chat as well. The coffee they make is not your grab-and-go kind but what you want to enjoy after making it exactly as per the instructions for a fine brew. Consider it like enjoying a very good Amarone instead of a bottle of mediocre mass-produced wine. We purchased their “Karen J” and “High Mountain Mele” to take home - both excellent coffees to enjoy when having an unhurried morning. We warmly recommend visiting Hula Daddy to anyone who enjoys a good cup of coffee!TikkiTalk 3/31/2019
My goodness, this is outstanding coffee. Of course, it's quite expensive and some sticker shock would be understandable. But this is a truly premium product and treat for any coffee afficionado.
The tour only costs $10. You have the beautiful ocean view, a tour of the coffee plants, and the roasting area. It becomes quite clear why their price is higher. The tour ends with a couple pour-over coffees. We had some of their limited edition ones (that require being on a special list) that were WOW.
I highly recommend the tour, even if just for a special coffee treat. They also have free drip samples in the entrance for those not going on the tour. If you live on the mainland, it's free shipping over $50 and they're pretty quick at getting it out.