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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

#4 of 28 things to do in Captain Cook Features Animals
82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
+1 808-323-3222
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Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook is a "must see" Hawaii attraction and the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Stroll through this Smithsonian-affiliated, outdoor museum that tells the story of Kona's Japanese immigrants that became Kona's coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. A self-guided experience, you're free to walk among the coffee trees, meet a "Kona Nightingale", or watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Visit the original 1920's farmhouse where you may find the homemaker starting the fire to cook rice or making musubi for the farmer's lunch. "Talk story" along the way with living history interpreters and discover the story behind Kona's gourmet crop.
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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the tour! Delicious coffee and treats :) The staff is friendly and very informative. The drive there was beautiful, overall great morning activity!

Thank Nzaragoza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coffee but until I read about this place I had no wish to visit a coffee farm, hence no expectation. So I went as my guide book said so, I was the first guest and a tour of coffee growing immediately started which...More

Thank Matilda F
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aww, it's so wonderful to hear when people learn new ideas/facts about Hawaii's past on the Farm. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii we all wanted to visit a coffee farm. After setting up a tour at a nearby farm, they confirmed, cancelled, confirmed then cancelled again. Luckily the Kona Coffee Living History Farm was open. It is on an old...More

Thank Nazsnaz
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you found us! It looks like, by your pictures, that you got to "talk story" with Miki while pan-roasting coffee. Nice! He's a treasure and is a master storyteller. Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Docents were knowledgable and informative. Through their stories they painted a complete picture of what life was like for the early coffee farmers on the island.

Thank Lisa B
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you were able to visit us and see a different side of Hawaii.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned a lot about the area's history and the process of traditional coffee production. Friendly staff clearly enjoys their time here. Worth a stop!

Thank Rachelhb2015
Reviewed 15 June 2017

semi living hisotry museum of a japaneese family owned coffee farm. Learn the techniques for farming and living on this coffee farm during the time before and after WWII.

Thank Mark W
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for visiting the farm and such a great review

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Wow - this was an awesome spot. We saw tofu making demonstration. Then was taken on a tour by one if the most informative man I ever met. He truly lives this place. Enjoy the coffee samples. Plus smell the coffee flowers. It is not...More

Thank Ms Little R
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

It sounds like you really immersed yourself in the farm. Yay! We love to hear that. :)

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Along with the manta ray dive, I think this wonderful farm was the highlight of our recent trip to the Big Island. Very informative guides show you how life was for the familiy(s) making a living from coffee. All of the staff are wonderful and...More

1  Thank Tan_7
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for the generous review! It's always nice to hear from other people how great our staff is because they put their heart and soul into their job. We'll share this review with Joel.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We really enjoyed this attraction. The historical interpreters were very knowledgeable and quite easy to listen to. We learned so much about the early coffee history and rural living by a Japanese family in the 20th century.

Thank kwetherholt8277
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

We're all about education so we love to see reviews where visitors told us that they learned something. Yay! Thank you!

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

History comes alive as you walk around this farm and learn about the early 20th century coffee pioneers, the Japanese immigrants who worked and lived on the farm, the various processes of growing and processing the coffee bean, and talk to the staff who are...More

Thank mainejac
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

You certainly covered all the bases! Thanks for the amazing review! :)

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judy1827
20 January 2017|
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Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is on Highway 11 (also known as Mamalahoa Hwy) between milemarkers 110 and 111. Hope that helps!
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Dawn H
9 February 2016|
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Response from RiverCajun | Reviewed this property |
Can be fun. Involves a bit of walking and if the sun is out on a day the trades aren't blowing a bit, can be very warm. Moves at a good pace and there are things kids can do along the way. If the 7 year old gets bored... More
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