It’s been just over a year since our family visited Kauai, Hawaii and I’m still working my way through the gorgeous photos. Our family vacation was one of the best with so many adventures. We ziplined over the beautiful hawaiian jungle, snorkeld on the Na Pali Coast, and hula’d at a luau. Among so many other favorite memories made, we saw the most amazing sunsets and swam with turtles in their natural environments. The week went by too quickly and we hope to plan another family visit soon. Visiting the Kauai Coffee Estate was another experience I greatly anticipated because Kauai Coffee Company has always been a favorite brand. Visiting the actual plantation where the beans are grown and processed had been on my bucket list for awhile. During our visit we learned about the plants, the history of the company and drank excessive amounts of coffee. It was a spectacular day.
The warm tropical breeze and the sweet smell of Kauai coffee is heavenly. The estate has several different attractions to see during your visit including a gift shop, cafe with delicious coffee drinks, museum and walking tour. We were there for a couple of hours and were able to see everything while also stopping to enjoy drinks with a view of the coffee plantation.
The coffee samples provide you the opportunity to really try everything, including decaffeinated options. The flavored coffees were my favorite.
The museum shares the natural history of the company along with artifacts like an antique coffee grinder and old coffee cans.
The walking tour truly walks you through the coffee growing process from the ground to your cup.
You’ll see the progression of equipment and how the coffee is manufactured today.
We really do take for granted how easy it is to pour a cup of coffee each morning. The process is quite complicated and learning all the steps was fascinating. After the plants are fully grown, the beans are dried and raked to prevent fermentation.
My daughters were very interested in the plants. My oldest daughter compared them to her failed lima bean experiment and said it would be very sad if an entire crop didn’t grow. The entire experience was a great learning opportunity for her.
We sampled so many different Kauai Coffee varieties while visiting the Kauai Coffee Estate in Hawaii. It’s hard to decide which you’ll enjoy at home so a coffee sampler is a great way to bring a piece of the island flavor back with you. It also makes a great gift!
Over a year later, the Kauai Coffee sampler made a perfect Father’s Day gift for my husband paired with a Big Mouth Inc. Gigantic Coffee Mug so he can try more than just his favorite Kauai Coffee brew every morning and be reminded of our favorite family vacation. Since coming home from Kauai last year he has ordered the coffee monthly to be shipped from Hawaii to brew in our home pot everyday. This mug speaks volumes to his idea of cutting back to just one cup of coffee a day…Kauai Coffee that is!
Our daughters enjoyed watching lizards run through the lush grass and learning about coffee during the tour. They were also very much looking forward to another amazing beach visit after we left the Kauai Coffee Estate.
Have you ever visited a coffee plantation?