Kona Coffee Farm Tours at Greenwell Farms
Greenwell Farms Now Offers Daily Farm Tours
Come up mauka and see how the coffee harvesting season is progressing. Greenwell Farms offers farm tours continuously from 8:30am through 4:30pm Monday through Sunday.
Take an interesting personal walking tour of coffee fields and the processing facilities, enjoy free samples of various coffee products, and see a working Hawaiian farm. Learn about each stage of production of Kona Coffee. Greenwell Farms is located at 81-6581 Mamalahoa Highway Kealakekua call 323-2295 for more information.
Every Thursday The Kona Historical Society practices the traditional art of baking Portuguese bread in a large wood-fired forno, located in the pasture below the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. Staff and people from the community get together to talk story, roll dough, and bake the bread, which is also available for purchase in the afternoon.
Take a free Kona coffee farms tour at Greenwell Farms.
Should you ever find yourself on the Big Island, bring the entire family to the Greenwell Farms Coffee tour (map). While here, you can take an interesting personal walking tour of coffee fields and our processing facilities, enjoy free samples of our various coffee products, and see a working Hawaiian farm. Depending upon the season, you will see and learn about each stage of production of Kona Coffee.
Tours will run continuously from 8am through 4:30pm Monday through Sunday.
In the meantime, take a look at our virtual tour below.
Year round, the nursery is a busy place. Trees are propagated from seeds and grafted onto disease and pest resistant root stock. Once established and healthy, the grafted seedlings are then planted in new fields or for tree replacement in existing fields.
In the late winter months, pruning operations take place in the established orchards. The entire top of each tree is pruned away on approximately one third of the orchard. It looks brutal, but it is actually the most efficient way of managing the productive branches.
In the early spring you will likely see the orchards in full bloom. The visual affect of a coffee orchard in full bloom has become known as “Kona Snow”.
In the fall, the trees are covered with “Coffee Cherry”. Harvesting usually begins in August and runs through to February
Harvest season is a busy time at the pulp mill. In the late afternoon, farmers arrive from all over Kona with the day’s picking.
In addition to a full complement of modern industrial coffee drying equipment, Greenwell Farms still operates old style “Hoshidanas” to dry a portion of the coffee parchment milled each day. These platforms allow sun drying of the coffee parchment. The roofs are rolled over the platforms when it looks like it’s going to rain.
The dry mill operates throughout the year milling parchment from Greenwell Farms and from other coffee companies in Kona.
The roasting facility roasts the Greenwell Farms coffee sold to retail and wholesale customers around the world. Additionally, Greenwell Farms roasts for a number of other coffee companies in Kona.
Free Kona Coffee Samples and Farm Tour
At the end of the tour, guests are offered free tasting of all the coffee products offered in the Greenwell Farms Store.