HILO: 277 Keawe St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 7am-9pm

KONA: 74-5606 Pawai Place, Bay 8, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740 8:00am-9:30pm

KONA CHOCOLATE FARM: 78-6537 1 Road, Holualoa, HI Visit By Reservation Only

Kainaliu Hale Cocoa:79-7378 Hawaii Ring Rd, Kealekekua, HI

Kona Cocoa-Coffee Farm Cupping & Chocolate Tasting (Saturdays)

This is a one hour crash course on Kona Coffee and Cacao - see how it grows in the lush "Kona Coffee Belt" and try four variations

Cost:

$10.00 – $19.50 per person

Duration:

1h

Schedule:

Saturdays 9am, 11am, 1pm

About this experience

This is a fun crash course on Kona Coffee and Hawaiian Chocolate. This farm holds 3000 coffee trees of Kona Typica - the world famous coffee located 15 minutes south of Kona at 78-6537 1 Rd, Holualoa, HI 96725


Your guide will show you the coffee and cocoa trees on this working farm where you will walk among them, see, touch, and taste the coffee cherry (when in season) and explore some of the other variations of coffee, some that are even more rare than Kona. We will also view the cocoa trees and open a cocoa pod to see fresh cocoa beans.  


After a walk through the groves, you will stop under our tasting canopy to try four variations of coffee and roasts so you have a clear understanding of Kona and other regions of Big Island coffee. These will be paired with chocolates from cocoa beans grown across the island. Come home a coffee expert!


This tour also walks among native Hawaii plants, cacao/chocolate, and macadamia trees. Your guide will let you learn about those as interest dictates.


The orchard terrain is uneven and has inclines for portions which may be challenging for some. The route is over 200 yards long with standing or walking for up to 90 minutes.We encounter mixed rocks and gravel the entire path. 

This is an awesome working farm property with masterful renewable farming techniques and every square foot is put to work. There is one portajohn for use at this time for restroom.

Directions: This farm is located 8 miles south of downtown Kona (Kailua-Kona) at 78-6537 1 Rd, Holualoa, HI 96725


  1. Take Hwy 11 to the uphill exit of Ha'awina St (you will see signs for the Water Dept)

  2. Turn left immediately onto Mamalahoa Hwy/Rte 180 at the stop sign 0.1 miles

  3. Travel 0.6 miles to Donkey Mill Road on the right/uphill

  4. Travel 0.4 miles to 1 Road which is a left turning fork

  5. Our farm is the third driveway on the right hand sign

  6. Directional signs will be placed 15 minutes before the tour - try not to arrive too early so we have a chance to set up or finish earlier tours without interruption, please.


Please inform us ahead of time if any accessbility requirements are needed. The tour route is not paved.

Reservations are required at least 2 hours ahead of time - our cocoa expert prepares only for the amount reserved.

Minimum Attendance: Most people reserve the day before but if we have less than 4 signed up, we may have to cancel or reschedule the tour in order to better focus our limited resources.

REFUNDS - allowed up to 7 days prior.

No refunds for Cruise Ship guests - Cruise ship guests book at their own risk. If your cruise ship changes last minute, we cannot refund due to not having enough time to re-sell.


*Although rare, tour will proceed in wet weather, we have umbrellas. 

**You can book private tours for times that fit your schedule - contact us! VERY LIMITED availability and cost $500+ per group.

Legal Agreement - Farm and Rugged Trail - by reserving a ticket, you acknowledge that you are attending an experience on a rugged, slightly improved outdoor location with uneven ground and unpredictable vegetation that may cause injury such as tripping or poking by plant and rock formations. Outdoor weather such as heat or rain may cause conditions that enhance risk and it is up to you to assess and accept or decline attendance on your own volition. You will also be offerred chocolate and various food samples that may contain allergens. It is your responsibility to disclose your allergies and ask for ingredient details when offerred any food if you have any allergies. You and your guests agree to hold Puna Chocolate Company and any farmowner harmless for any injury or illness caused by this experience. By booking this ticket, you agree to share this caution and advisory to all your attendees for whom you are booking.

Your Host

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Puna Chocolate Company has been growing chocolate since 2011 and coffee since 2021. Starting in Puna District, we learned that the risk of lava and natural disasters mean we need to grow food in diverse locations across Big Island. This diversity provides safe supplies of chocolate as well as an array of flavor changes to coffee and chocolate as the soil, microorganisms, and weather impart their own signature influences.