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Monday through Friday open 10am-4pm (Last tour is 3pm) I 78-1377 Bishop Rd, Holualoa, Hawaii 96725


Tour Buddha's Cup's kona coffee farm in Hawaii.

Enjoy our freshly roasted café du jour. We will also be offering a refreshing sample of our estate grown Mamaki Tea with lemongrass. Feel free to explore our forest gardens with your fare or take in the magnificent ocean views from Buddha’s Point at nearly half a mile high.

Deluxe Tasting

For the true coffee enthusiasts, we are pleased to present the Coffee Flight. Much like a wine tasting with the vintner or sommelier, our knowledgeable baristas will guide you through a carefully curated gastric tour of our award-winning specialty coffees. This experience will include a taste from all five of our farms. Each course will be served with an assortment of delectable farm to table pairings. These tastings allow customers to experience coffee in a new, likely deeper, way, providing them a better understanding of the drink and forging allegiances to high-quality cups of coffee in the process.

*Tea Tasting available upon request

Express Tour

Express Tour

Feeling adventurous? Our fast pace, off road educational thrill ride is the choice for you. This 30 minute tour will explore our four unique Kona Farms in one of our Polaris ATV. We will take you from the serene ancient Ohia forests of Buddha’s Cup to the cacao cove of Kona Gold, the way off roading should be…all while teaching you about coffee of course.

*Upgrade option for Deluxe Tasting at an additional $20 per person

Deluxe Tour

Are you a coffee connoisseur? Would you like to be? This 60 minute leisure tour is packed with information to demystify your daily drink. We will teach you the science behind the flavors and show you the process of how an earthy red berry becomes the world-wide phenomenon that inspired a whole culture. Our deluxe tour is mostly aboard our Polaris ATV, but be prepared to get some steps in.

VIP Owner Guided Tour

90-120 minutes.

We invite you to embark on an adventure with the very people that made this farm what it is today. This is a biodynamic farming experience at its best! Spend an hour or more with Manny and Ohana talking story, picking fruit, playing with the animals and learning all the ins and outs of farm life in paradise. This tour is mostly aboard our Polaris ATV’s, but be ready for anything…and I do mean anything! In addition, tour includes Blu Gro, wet/dry mill, and or roasting experience depending on the seasonal process and weather.

VIP Owner Guided Tour

  • *Kids 7-12 are half price; 6 and under are free
  • *Deluxe and VIP tours have limited availability and may require advance reservations.


Payment Policy

A credit card is needed to confirm reservations and there is no penalty to change or cancel reservations up to 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Any cancellations made within 24 hours of a scheduled reservation will be subject to the full fee.

Hear from our guests

"kona is covered in coffee farms but buddha’s cup really stands out.".

My boyfriend and I are avid coffee drinkers so touring a coffee farm was a must. We were already in love after the drive up which takes you through some parts of the farm. We were immediately offered coffee when we walked in and then browsed the store while we waited on the pourover to be ready. This coffee is seriously the best. By far the smoothest coffee I have ever drank. After indulging, we began the tour of the farm on the 4x4. Our tour guide was super friendly and very informative. We stopped along the way to pick fruit (tangerines, starfruit, avocados, and more) and to see how the beans were dried before roasting. The farm is truly beautiful; I could have stayed there all day. If you are coffee lovers like us, Buddha’s Cup should be your first choice of farms to tour. They made us feel right at home. Be sure to take a few bags home with you!

"Beautiful experience all around at this coffee farm."

Not only was the coffee outstanding, the hosts were extremely gracious and the farm animals were extremely friendly and adorable. We had a wealth of an experience. Highly recommend a visit here and don’t forget to say hi to the furry friends!

"THE BEST coffee farm tour of your life."

If you’re looking for a fun experience with detailed coffee tasting, this is it. You get to taste a cup of each of their coffees, along with homemade treats. Afterwards, you can hop on an ATV tour across the property with a member of their awesome staff. We picked and ate lots of different fruits, saw a chameleon in the wild, and zoomed across some muddy terrain. We went to a couple different coffee farms in Kona and this was by far our favorite.

Attention customers with food allergies. Please be aware that our food may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, or wheat.

See above payment policy for more details.

Please wear comfortable clothing and covered shoes as this is an outdoor activity on a farm.

All our tours are weather dependent.

Tours: driving guided tour on our 80 acre coffee farm which include other activity like fruit picking

Tastings: taste coffees or teas and other made in Hawaii products

Absolutely, call 808-322-6712 or email [email protected]

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Buddha’s Sanctuary

Farm tours, coffee & tea tastings, 78-1377 bishop rd, holualoa, hawaii 96725, monday through friday open 10am-4pm (last tour is 3pm), *limited seating parties of 8 or more please call for special arrangements..


October 1 - 18th

Due to remodeling limited availability for tours walk-ins unavailable.

Call 808-322-6712 for availability for limited driving tours and tastings during this time period


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Looking for a more caffeinated taste of the Big Island? We waded through its more than 630 coffee farms to bring you the seven best tours the Big Island has to offer. This world-renowned coffee can be an elusive find outside of the island chain, so be sure to follow your coffee bean bliss to one (or more!) of the plantation destinations below.

Not a coffee connoisseur? These farm tours offer plenty of aloha for coffee aficionados, coffee-prohibited kiddos, and everyone in between!

Map of the Best Big Island Coffee Farm Tours

Hala Tree Coffee

This farm offers free one-hour tours of its coffee tree plantation (certified USDA organic!) and surrounding acreage on the sunny hills of Kona.

Hala Tree Coffee takes care to tailor its tours to the day’s conditions, ensuring the most memorable, comfortable, and informational experience possible. Depending on the season you may see coffee blooms or coffee cherries (green, red, or both!). The sights only improve during the tour’s conclusion: a tasting under a pergola with stunning ocean views. Be sure to take-in your scenic surroundings with Hala Tree Coffee’s award-winning coffees and teas during this delightful stop in Kona Coffee Country.

Best big island coffee tour Hala Tree

Fast Facts:

  • Tour price: Free
  • Tour hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm (last tour starts at 3pm)
  • Reservation required? Yes
  • Book online

If you’re heading to the Big Island, check out our full Big Island Guide . What to do, where to stay, where to eat…we have you covered.

In addition to a punny name, Kona Joe’s serves up one mean cup of coffee. This plantation’s namesake is also a partial owner of a Californian winery, and it definitely shows!

Each of the plantation’s coffee trees are trained to grow along the wires of an intricate trellis system, creating the rows and rows of this coffee bean “vineyard.” But Joe’s wine-making influence does not stop there. Rather than observation alone, he utilizes state-of-the-art technology to monitor the coffee cherries pH level, sugar concentration, and titratable acid content. By these metrics, the plantation’s scientific team determines the optimal maturity for the bean and the perfect time for its harvest.

This plantation offers something for everyone with a large breadth of tour options from a free self-guided tour to the interactive “Ultimate Tour.” Plan a visit to see if you can taste the difference in this cup of Joe!

Fast facts:  Self-guided Tour: Free, offered daily, on demand, between 8am to 3pm Standard Guided Tour: $20, offered daily at 9am, 11am and 1pm No reservation required

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Sunshower Farms

A venture a little further off the beaten path (and a little farther up the mountain) will be well-rewarded with this Sunshower Farms spectacular views and intimate setting. The tour’s length is a bit longer (1.5 to 2 hrs) and its content more technical, so the kids will most likely prefer to stay beachside for this excursion. However, if you are looking for an informational experience that leans far more towards the ‘intimate’ than the ‘touristy’, this family-owned farm is for you.

Each tour begins with a short walk through the orchard (and an introduction to its resident sheep), and concludes with a “coffee cupping experience,” hosted by Kate, Sunshower Farms owner and coffee roaster. The strict brewing protocols required for a “cupping” to enhance the coffee’s taste and aroma set it apart from a standard tasting, and will make you feel like a certified Q grader (professional coffee taster)!

Fast facts: Tour price: $30 How to book: Book directly through their website .

Coffee tasting is kid-friendly, but if you’re looking for more things to do with kids, check out 12 epic things to do in Kona with kids .

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Monarch Coffee

When Monarch Coffee calls themselves an ‘Ohana’ (family) operation, they mean it. This multi-generational family of coffee growers began on a modest two-acre plot on Maui before growing into their Kona property, tucked into the hills above Holualoa. 

Monarch imported the seeds of their “Gesha” (not “Geisha!”) coffee trees themselves in 2010, and boy are we thankful they did. Though only on their fourth Gesha harvest, their coffee has already won Grand Champion First Place at the State of Hawaii Cupping Competition, among several other accolades.

If you and your keiki (kids) find yourselves at the farm on a Wednesday at 2pm, The Keiki Farm Walk is a must. During a short walk through the farm, your keiki can learn about a happy, healthy ecosystem and the important role of pollinators before tasting fresh fruit, and participating in a craft project. Whether it’s an egg crate caterpillar or planted milkweed, each project certainly makes for a unique souvenir to take home!

  • Walking Estate Tour: $25; 10am to 3pm every hour, Tuesday-Thursday; 1 hour long; 17 and under are free
  • Estate Tasting Tour: $75; 10am and 12pm; 2 hours long (limit 4 guests, 18 years or older)
  • Keiki Farm Walk: $10; Weds at 2pm; 45 minutes
  • For reservations, book here

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Coffee tasting is amazing, but don’t miss our 21 best things to do and see on the Big Island .

Kona Coffee Living History Farm

The Kona Coffee Living History Farm certainly lives up to its name. On this family-friendly farm, early Kona coffee history springs to life with costumed interpreters, a preserved 1920’s farmhouse, and demonstrations of traditional agricultural crafts, activities, and more!

The farm, homesteaded by the Uchida family in the early 20th century, recreates the daily domestic life of the Japanese-immigrant family. Upon entering the original farmhouse (and removing your shoes) you may find a homemaker starting a fire on a traditional open-hearth stove, or making musubi for the farmer’s lunch. Outside, visitors can learn to farm coffee just as the Uchida family did. From picking the fruit, processing in the kuriba (mill), and drying on the hoshidana (drying platform), guests learn the techniques and stories of Kona’s earliest coffee pioneers from the farm’s living history interpreters.

Afterwards, you can explore the gardens, visit the chickens, and meet Shizu and Charlie Boy, the farm’s resident donkeys and verified ‘Kona Nightingales.’ And if you find yourself missing Shizu and Charlie Boy after your visit, you can tune into the Kona Historical Society’s “Story Time” here to see a member of the society’s team read stories to the beloved Kona Nightingales!

Fast facts:

  • $20 per Adult, $15 if Hawaii Resident
  • $10 per Student (ages 7 to 17), $5 if Hawaii Resident
  • Entry is free for children under 7

Please note: the farm is closed in June for a local youth summer camp

All proceeds go directly to the Society’s educational programs and preservation projects.

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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

If a standard tour and tasting is not your cup of Kona tea, a family trip up the (volcanic) mountainside to Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is in order.

Mountain Thunder stands apart from the standard plantation tour, and not just because of the elevation. Located in a Cloud Forest (the only one in the US!), with Lava Tubes to boot, it is easy to forget that they are also the closest coffee farm to the Waikoloa resort area. You can even make a day out of it by visiting the neighboring Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary!

The standard walking tour is free, if only 20 minutes. However, they are offered every half hour from 9:30am until 3:30pm, everyday, and groups under 10 do not need a reservation. Additionally, the walking tours are wheelchair friendly and available rain or shine.

For an additional $10 per family, you can explore Mountain Thunder’s Nature Trail with the  Self-Guided Lava Tube & Nature Walk. The fee includes a guidebook that highlights points of interest along the trail along with stories of Hawaiian culture, history, and geology. The hike takes around 20 minutes, but you are welcome to stay as long as you like if you are hoping to catch a peek at some local wildlife indigenous to this unique ecosystem. Chameleons, butterflies, and cockatoos are the most likely sightings. However, the endangered Hawaiian Hawk is also about, so keep a sharp eye.

If you are looking for a lengthier tour with a bit more umph , a 1.5 hr ATV tour is available for up to five people at a rate of $125.

Remember to pack your lunch for this outing, there are no snacks or lunches for sale. Picnic space can be found in the gift shop area or down the Nature Trail at the observation deck, though it is limited.

  • Pack a lunch! No food or snacks are available.
  • Walking Tour (20 min, free; no reservations required)
  • Self-Guided Lava Tube & Nature Walk (20 min, $10 per family; no reservations required)
  • ATV Tour (1.5 hrs, up to 5 people, $125; reservations recommended)
  • Roast Master Experience (2 hrs, up to 6 people, $325; reservations required)
  • Visit Mountain Thunder’s website to learn more or book a reservation.

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Heavenly Hawaiian Farms

Though Heavenly Hawaiian Farms coffee and snacks are delicious enough to border on the ethereal, the true standout is the exceptionally knowledgeable and welcoming tour guides who make every visitor feel like Ohana. And if you are also looking for a pool, tables with an incredible view, homemade honey, and a farm side coffee bar, they have that too…

The Konalani Coffee Bar offers pour overs, cold brew, Italian sodas(!), and of course, 100% Kona Coffee. Heavenly Hawaiian beans can lean to the more expensive side of Kona coffee, but the farm’s flexible hours (the one-hour coffee tour is available Monday through Saturday from 9:15am to 4pm), incredible tour guides, and delicious offerings make it a fantastic stop on your trip through Kona country.

If you are looking to curate a milestone ( eh hem … proposal) or don’t mind breaking the bank on a memorable morning (pricing starts at $750), Heavenly Hawaii recently teamed up with Malama Luxury Picnics to create a ‘Luxury Coffee Picnic.’ Each customized picnic includes a luxury set up, charcuterie breakfast, Heavenly Hawaiian cold and fresh brewed coffee, take home gifts, and more.

  • Paniolo Roasting (45 minutes, Ages 13+, $40)
  • Coffee Tour (1 hr, All ages, $12)
  • Paint & Sip (1.5 hr, Ages 10+, $70)
  • Brew Your Best Cup Workshop (1.5 hrs, Ages 13+, $55)

All available times and dates for your tour can be found on Heavenly Hawaiian’s website under ‘Farm Tours.’

Interested in other farm tours? We have you covered with the best Big Island Farm Tours you won’t want to miss. The first one on the list was surprisingly my favorite.

Other Big Island coffee questions?

Why not just say kona coffee.

Kona is just one of the Big Island’s four coffee regions (Kona, Hamakua, Puna, Ka’u). Each boasts a unique microclimate with its own specific conditions for the cultivation of the Big Island’s many distinct varieties of coffee bean.

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What makes Hawaii coffee tastings so special?

Hawaii is one of two US states that grow coffee , and many other international growing locations only produce for export. This makes Hawaii one of the only places in the world where you can experience your coffee from cultivation to cup, all in one idyllic setting.

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What is ‘Kona Snow?’

As you may have guessed, it is not snow, snow. During the months of February and March, small white flowers bloom on the coffee trees, in preparation for the creation of their coffee cherries. These small blossoms blanket the Kona hillsides with a fragrant and beautiful “snow.”

What is a ‘Cloud Forest?’

A cloud forest is a rare ecosystem unique to montane (mountain) rainforests of high elevation. A cloud forest receives its water not only from rainfall, but from a heavy condensation, or “mist” that can be so thick you feel like you are in a cloud, literally. The tropical cloud forest in Kona Country is the only one located within the United States, so be sure to see it for yourself if you have the opportunity!

Why are there so many sheep?

Seeing more than your fair share of sheep on your coffee excursion? Sheep love to eat the weeds found on plantations, but not the coffee plant, making them a staple of Big Island Coffee farms.

Why do they call donkeys “Kona Nightingales?”

The Kona nightingale is a particularly vocal breed of donkey found in the Kailua-Kona region of the Big Island. Originally brought to the area to work the land, they quickly became beloved pets. However, families could often only afford one donkey. When the family would retire for the evening, the singular donkey would grow lonely and begin to bray (a distinctive loud cry). The sound would carry to other donkeys on neighboring farms, who would answer in turn. Through this night time “singing” the donkeys earned the nickname “Kona nightingale,” after the nocturnal songbird.

When is the Kona coffee season?

The Kona coffee tours run year-round. Harvest generally takes place from August to December. This is when you can see the pulper (the machine that extracts the coffee bean from the pulp) in action. Kona snow is another memorable season, particularly visually, which takes place during the months of February and March.

Too excited (or caffeinated) to sleep? Make it a night to remember by snorkeling alongside Manta Rays. We have a full guide about snorkeling with Manta Rays that covers everything you need to know.

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Be sure to come up mauka (toward the mountain) to embark on a tour of Greenwell Farms and sample our award-winning 100% Kona Coffee. From coffee fields to coffee tastings, discover why Greenwell Farms was voted Hawaii's Best Farm Tour in 2021 & 2023 by Hawaii Magazine and has won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award 2021-2023.

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Greenwell Farms

81-6581 Mamalahoa Highway Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750

Free Guided Farm Tours

Inspired by the Napa Valley Wine Tour, we offer complimentary guided tours of our coffee farm and processing facilities daily from 9:00am-3:00pm. From seed to cup, guests are given an inside look at the history, farming and processing of coffee before sampling Greenwell Farms 100% Kona Coffee. Tours walk over unpaved, uneven terrain, with mild upslope and downslope. Unescorted viewing of the farm is prohibited. Tours last 45-60 minutes and coffee is available for sampling both before and after the tour. If your group is over 15 people, please contact us to arrange a Private Group Tour.

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9:00am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm No reservations are required for free tours. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your desired tour time.

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Meet Expert Farm Tour Guide

Our latest piece of equipment is called a laser optical sorter which uses laser technology to kick out the over-ripe or under-ripe cherries. Then, it will go through a soaking time and dry up on the decks. When this is done perfectly, it helps to assure that you get the best quality coffee that you can.

One of the really cool places on the farm is what we call old trees, or affectionately Grandmas trees. These 2 acres of coffee trees were planted between 1900 and 1903, that makes many of these trees, this year, a hundred and twenty years old.

My favorite spot on the farm is going to have to be right here down at the nursery. At any given moment we have twenty to forty thousand coffee plants getting their first roots, kind of their first steps.

A lot of people ask me, how do you make flavored coffee? It is done after roasting. We use a syrup to flavor the coffee. We mix it here and we put the ground or whole bean coffee here, turn it on, mix it up and then you have flavored coffee of your choice.

My favorite coffee here is the Private Reserve. It comes from a particular section of the farm where I am standing now. This coffee is perfectly balanced and softly flavorful. I love it!

One of my favorite places on the farm is where the coffee trees are, especially when they are in bloom. This is a coffee flower and its starts to grow early winter to spring. It has a very pleasant smell and this a time we call Kona snow.

One of my favorite places on the farm is the retail store. I get to welcome people from all over the world and share our amazing coffee with them and this beautiful background.

One of the most amazing things about the farm here is that we have fruit all year-round including oranges, papaya, apple banana, lychee and so many more things, including our favorite Kona Avocado trees.

Deluxe Tour and Tasting

If you are desirous of an intimate, exclusive farm experience, please consider our very popular Deluxe Tour & Tasting. This tour gives you a small group, seed-to-cup perspective into the world of 100% Kona Coffee with a dedicated guide. You will visit many places the free tour cannot go, including the cupping room (when available) the roasting room, the farm, wet mill, nursery and dry mill. The farm has multiple varieties of fruit trees, flowers and other commercially grown products that guests can experience on a seasonal basis. The farm tour is followed by a guided cupping experience (which is like a wine tasting for coffee) where guests are instructed on the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) protocols for evaluating coffee. This experience will forever change the way you think about coffee and is described by many as a highlight of their stay. The Deluxe Tour & Tasting is semi private and limited to 6 guests. This tour cannot accommodate children under 12. The farm tour takes approximately 1+ hour, cupping about 30 minutes. Please arrange at least 2 hours for your complete experience. The Deluxe Tour & Tasting is offered at 9:30AM and 1:30PM Monday through Friday. $39.95 per person plus tax. (minimum 2 people) These tours sell out quickly and advance reservations are required. Please email [email protected] to secure your reservation.

The Art of Coffee: Manual Brewing Class

What's the point of buying really amazing coffee and not having the skills to get the best flavors from it? Sign up for our Art of Coffee: Manual Brewing Class and our highly trained staff will guide you through a Pour Over, French Press, AeroPress and Moka pot. You will learn the detailed variables, weight ratios and water temperatures to get the best flavors from your coffee. We will explore recipe variations and how each of these methods changes the final cup profile. Now that you are on vacation, take a breath and learn how to make your coffee really, really well. This experience will live with you for the rest of your life! You will also receive a brew manual to take home and continue your coffee journey. This class is limited to 6 participants and cannot accommodate children under 12. The class takes approximately 1 hour, and we will cover four methods of manual brewing. The Art of Coffee: Manual Brewing Class is offered at 9:30AM and 1:30PM Tuesday through Saturday. $39.95 per person plus tax. (minimum 2 people) To book a class please mail: [email protected]

Private Group Tours

Although groups of up to 14 can join our regular free tour as they like, many large families and groups want that deeper more intimate experience. The Private Group Tour is the same extended tour of the farm as the Deluxe Tour without the guided cupping. Guests will however be able to sample many different types of coffee at our tasting station. This tour can accommodate up to 48 people. Children under 5 are not counted in the totals. Tour Drivers and Conductors are also not charged. The Private Group Tour is customizable to your group’s needs so please discuss scheduling and the needs of your specific group by email [email protected] Private Group Tour 1-10 Guests - $120 per group + tax 11-30 Guests - $11 per person + tax 31-48 Guest - $9 per person + tax

The Best Part of Greenwell Farms Tours?

The Retail Store! Before or after your tour, you can browse products from Greenwell Farms, including 100% Kona Coffee, souvenirs & gifts, specialty food & beverage, coffee accessories and fresh, seasonal produce from the farm. RETAIL HOURS: 8:30am-5:00pm daily COFFEE TASTING HOURS: 8:30am-3:30pm daily

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What Our Guests Are Saying

This was by far our favorite coffee tour on the island. Matt was an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly tour guide around the field. It was also free which was really cool. We learned about the history of Greenwell, and coffee cultivation in general. We were able to taste test a number of delicious blends and took a bunch home. Highly recommend visiting this farm!

If you love coffee and want to learn what makes Kona Coffee special, then this is the place to come. This coffee farm began in 1850 and they provide a wonderful, informative tour. Tastings of their coffees are available. The kona coffee belt area is a unique mixture of ocean breezes and cool mountain mist that makes this coffee one of a kind. We have tasted many different Kona coffees and Greenwell’s is our favorite! Enjoy the tour of this outstanding coffee farm and don’t forget to pick up a bag or two for home!

We visited the farm earlier this week & the staff was very friendly. They greet everyone & make sure that you are aware of all of the coffee samples and when the next tour will start. I would definitely recommend visiting their farm. They were very pleasant & the coffee was good. You will learn a lot during the tour.

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Best Kona Coffee Farms To Visit on the Big Island

Are you planning a trip to the big island and want to go on a kona coffee tour keep scrolling to find out the best kona coffee farms worth visiting., this list of the best kona coffee farms worth visiting was written by hawaii travel expert marcie cheung and contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, i may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog..

Do you want to visit Kona coffee farms on your trip to Hawaii?

The Big Island is famous for growing Kona coffee beans. And one of the best things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii is tour a coffee farm!

I’ve pulled a list of the best Kona coffee farms to visit during your trip to Hawaii, as well as the best Kona coffee tours. If you’re looking to do Hawaii coffee tours, Kona is the place to go!

There’s nothing quite like drinking a cup while watching beautiful views from an amazing farm. And tasting some fresh Hawaiian-grown beans at one of the local roasters is a treat.

It’s truly a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world! Visiting Kona coffee farms is something that will make your vacation even more special when you get back home with memories from Hawaii.

In this post I’ll share all about how these delicious beans are grown, harvested, roasted, and brewed right here in Hawaii.

So, scroll down now and check out my full list of Kona coffee farm tours below. I promise it’ll be worth it! 🙂

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  • Swim with Dolphins (this is a unique experience for kids of all ages and adults)
  • Kona ATV Tour (we love this one because they also do cultural activities)
  • Book a Photo Shoot (this is a Hawaii souvenir you’ll treasure forever)

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  • Hilton Waikoloa Village (this is a mega resort where you can swim with dolphins or just enjoy their massive pool area)
  • Courtyard by Marriott’s King Kamehameha Beach Hotel (this is a moderately-priced Kona hotel right on a little lagoon)
  • Fairmont Orchid (this is a swanky resort with an awesome pool area and beach)

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A Brief Kona Coffee History

Coffee was once a rare commodity in Hawaii. But that all changed when Reverend Samuel Ruggles brought coffee trees to Hawaii in the late 1820s.

He originally planted them in Oahu’s Manoa Valley. Then he took seedlings from these early plantations over to Kona. It turns out that the Kona coffee plants thrived best under volcanic soil conditions.

The full story of Kona coffee is a long story that I can’t tell here. It’s worth reading into. But long story short, it took decades for Kona coffee to gain worldwide attention. Finally, at the 1873 World’s Fair in Vienna, it got that attention.

Now, Kona coffee has been growing and thriving on the Big Island for nearly 200 years!

A Few Kona Coffee Facts

The coffee beans must be grown in kona on the big island of hawaii.

Kona coffee is the product of a specific micro-climate in Hawaii.

Image of a woman picking Kona coffee on the Big Island of Hawaii.

In the Kona region, mornings are usually sunny and cloudless, while afternoons are rain y . When it’s not raining, there’s a thick fog till well after nightfall.

The area also experiences light winds you won’t find elsewhere on the island. All of this make the perfect and unique conditions that produce Kona coffee.

It Grows in Volcanic Soil

Kona coffee is world-renowned for its unique flavor. A major reason for that flavor is the island’s volcanic soil. The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest of the islands and has an especially high volcanic soil content because of this.

Volcanic soil is enriched with minerals from ash deposits over time. This makes a huge impact, not only on taste, but also quality!

It’s Actually from Brazil!

Kona coffee is a well-known crop in Hawaii, but it’s not actually from there! Reverend Samuel Ruggles brought cuttings it from Brazil to the island in 1828!

Where are the Coffee Plantations on the Big Island?

Kona coffee is a rare and cherished commodity. To produce the award-winning beans, you need a specific environment.

The high elevation and constant cloud coverage from Hualalai Volcano in the upland slopes of North Kona result in ideal environment for harvesting Kona coffee!

Kona Coffee Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii

You can find hundreds of small farms throughout the area but most of them don’t offer tours to the public. For tours, your best bet is farms in the greater North and South Kona areas.

I suggest looking in Kau and Puna. And you can even find some cool coffee plantations in Hilo.

And if you’re visiting the Big Island in November, check out the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival! It’s held in the Historic Kailua Village in Kailua-Kona.

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What’s So Special About the Kona Coffee Plant?

True Kona coffee is highly prized throughout the world for its full-bodied flavor and pleasing aroma. And this is a direct result of the grading process.

Kona Coffee Grading System

First, workers handpick the Kona coffee berries. Then, they are pulped, dried, and hulled.

Next, the coffee beans are graded before they’re processed. The coffee mill machinery sorts the coffee beans into different grades based on size and shape.

The creme de la creme is the peaberry . These unique beans are formed when one side of the coffee flower merges with the other resulting in a single bean inside the coffee cherry. This gives it a super concentrated flavor. However, this only happens in 5%-10% of all Kona coffee.

The other (more common) grades of Kona coffee include extra fancy , fancy , No.1 , and prime .

Roasting Process

Kona Coffee is handcrafted and sun-dried, then custom roasted depending on desired results and differences in moisture. A good processor can make all the difference for an excellent cup!

Image of a bunch of dark brown Kona coffee beans.

The art of roasting coffee beans is considered to be a science by many in the trade. Dark roasts are typically called French, Italian, or Espresso. The medium roasts could be Full-City or Vienna.

Is It Genuine Kona Coffee?

You’ll definitely want to check the label to see if it says 100% pure Kona Coffee .

Otherwise, it might say Kona Blend. This means it only contains the minimum 10% Kona beans legally required to be considered “Kona Coffee.”

Usually, that means producers mixed Kona beans with other blends. These other coffee bends might be from Central America, Brazil, Africa, or Indonesia.

But if you’re on the Big Island and visiting a Kona coffee farm, you should have no problem finding and tasting 100% pure Kona coffee!

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Which Kona Coffee Farms Should You Visit?

There are a lot of options for Kona coffee farms on the Big Island. Here are some of my family’s favorites.

Greenwell Farms

81-6581 Mamalahoa Highway Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750

Want to know what goes into making your favorite cup o’ joe? Come experience the deliciousness of Greenwell Farms ‘ 100% Kona Coffee firsthand with their free 45-minute guided tour.

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Get an inside look at how they harvest and process these high-quality beans. Then you’ll get a tour of the farm.

Go off on some dirt paths that might be difficult for those not used to. But the adventure will surely make you feel like a veteran explorer!

The best part about this Greenwell Coffee tour is that there are no reservations required. The complimentary tours start every hour on the hour from 9 AM to 3 PM. Just arrive 10 minutes early.

Read below to find out a few Greenwell Farms coffee tours that also make other cool stops.

Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee Farm

78-1136 Bishop Rd Holualoa, HI 96725

There are actually 3 different Heavenly Hawaiian coffee farm tours. You can read a full review of the Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee Farm tour . Or you can purchase tickets HERE .

The first one is a 1-hour tour where families can learn all about how to grow, maintain, and roast Kona coffee beans. This is just $8/person.

There’s also the Paniolo Roasting tour , which is 45 minutes long. It’s quite a bit pricier but kids under 13 are free. On this tour, you’ll learn about Hawaiian cowboys (called paniolos) as well as the history of Kona coffee and the traditional way to roast it.

Finally, they have a Brew Your Best Cup tour , which is 60-90 minutes long and is the most expensive for people ages 13 and older. This tour is all about learning how to brew the ultimate cup of coffee.

74-4944 Mamalahoa Hwy Holualoa, HI 96725

You can experience a private Hula Daddy coffee tour. Learn all about how Kona coffee is grown, processed, and roasted. Plus, you can talk to the owners, the roasters, and even tour the orchard.

Image of the Hula Daddy Kona Coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Something cool about Hula Daddy is that they are an eco-friendly Kona coffee plantation. They’ve reduced their carbon footprint by planting 17,000 new trees. And they make their own compost from green waste they get from local restaurants.

The Hula Daddy Kona coffee tours last for 60 minutes and cost $30/person.

79-7346 Mamalohoa Highway , Kealakekua, HI 96750

Visit another fun Kona coffee plantation called Kona Joe . You can choose from several different Kona Joe coffee tours.

They have a free self-guided tour that includes a 5-minute video. They also have their Standard Guided Tour that has quite a few perks. You’ll get a cup of coffee, the video, a guided tour of their entire farm, tastings of both chocolate and coffee, plus a free coffee gift.

If that’s not enough, they also have their Coffee Roasting Experience where you can roast 10 ounces of Kona Coffee yourself! Create your own custom roast while learning tips for how to come up with the perfect blend.

They even offer a Combined Tour where you can do their Standard Guided Tour plus the Coffee Roasting Experience. This is the most popular tour and you’ll save $15/person.

And coffee fanatics will want to check out their Ultimate Tour , which lasts 2 hours and you’ll get to roast 5 pounds of 100% Kona Coffee. Wow!

But, the most unique Kona coffee tour has to be their Coffee Picking Experience . It only happens during the harvest season that runs from August 1-November 30.

You’ll get all the gear you need to go into the farm and become a coffee picker for as long as you like. You can’t do this anywhere else in the US!

Keep scrolling to see how you can tour Kona Joe on a circle island tour.

Mountain Thunder

73-1942 Ha’o Street Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Mountain Thunder is a Kona coffee farm that’s in a really cool location. It’s located on the slope of Hualalai volcano, more than 3,000 feet above sea level. And it’s right next to a cloud forest!

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You can take a free Mountain Thunder coffee tour of their mill. Here, you’ll learn exactly how they grow, process, and roast their Kona coffee beans.

They also have a cool Nature Trail Walk where you can explore their coffee plantation. You’ll see native plants, hang out on their observation deck, and even check out a lava tube. This is just $10/family.

And they usually have 4X4 Plantation Tours and an awesome RoastMaster Experience , but they are on hiatus right now.

Keep scrolling to see how you can do a Mountain Thunder coffee plantation tour along with checking out a cloud forest!

Royal Kona Coffee Center

83-5427 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704

You can visit the Royal Kona Coffee Center in Captain Cook. They have a processing plant where you can see how they separate the bean from the pulp and how they dry the coffee beans.

You’ll even see how they grade their coffee beans. Then, watch how they pack it up to be sent to their roasting facility in Honolulu.

During the Royal Kona coffee tour, there’s usually an opportunity to walk through a real lava tube and see some carved tiki statues. However, this is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Best Kona Coffee Tours Worth Booking

Greenwell farms coffee tour & hawaii volcanoes national park small group tour.

This is an unforgettable tour where you travel from Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You’ll stop at Punaluu Beach Park, where there’s a black sand beach before heading to the farm.

At Greenwell Farms you’ll tour the farm, taste freshly brewed Kona coffee, and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Finally, you’ll venture into a lava tube that was formed by volcanic activity. Plus, they give you iPads to use for even more information during the entire tour! Check the latest rates and availability .

Kona Soap, Coffee, and Chocolate Tour

This is one of the most comprehensive tours on the Big Island. Learn all about coffee and chocolate production, from when it blooms all its way through roasting. You’ll even get a chance to do a Kona coffee tasting and enjoy some delicious treats!

On the last leg of the tour, you’ll take an interesting walkthrough a botanical garden used for making soap. a product without any fragrance so no worries there 😉 Check the latest rates and availability .

Kona Joe Coffee Tour & Circle Island Tour

Spend the day exploring all that Big Island has in store for you, from waterfalls and beaches to tropical valleys. You’ll also get an exclusive look at Kona Joe’s coffee farm where they mix Award-winning locally grown beans into delicious cups of joe!

You’ll also keep an eye out for Hawaiian green sea turtles at the famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. This tour also includes lunch and several photo stops. Check the latest rates and availability .

Greenwell Farms, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm Tour

Take your Big Island vacation to the next level. Book a guided tour with an expert in local history and culture!

Take this informative tour through some sacred sites (like Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park ). You’ll see petroglyphs that date back thousands of years. And look for green sea turtles nests along this shoreline!

Finally, you’ll get to sample fresh Kona coffee at Greenwell Farms and taste local honey from Big Island Bees . Check the latest rates and availability .

Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary, Coffee Farm Tour & Brewery Experience

Kona is a hidden treasure trove of natural wonders and cultural experiences, like a hidden cloud forest in the mountains!

You’ll head to Mountain Thunder Coffee Farm where they grow beans that go into making some of the world’s most delicious coffees. Then, eat lunch there and try Ola Brew Company’s amazing Hawaiian beer.

Afterwards, check out the Kona Cloud Forest. It’s a nature sanctuary filled with native species of plants, Hawaiian flowers, and tropical birds. Check the latest rates and availability .

Kona Coffee Farms FAQs

There are more than 600 coffee farms Within the 20-miles of each other up and down the roads along the Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanoes. Some of these are really small and others are larger and offer tours to the public.

As the name implies, Kona coffee is a specific type of coffee plant grown in the Kona area of the Big Island of Hawaii. These Hawaiian coffee beans are unique because they grow in volcanic terrain. The coffee beans take on a flavor from the soil that’s hard to find anywhere else.

Yes, but they mainly sell Kona blends. A blend is made up of beans other parts of the world, so it’s not 100% Kona. If you’re going to be on the Big Island anyway, you might as well support a local farm and get the real deal!

Kona Coffee Tours and Tastings Wrap Up

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the best Kona coffee farms on the Big Island of Hawaii. Now you know a lot about Kona coffee plantation tours at different price points.

It’s an amazing experience to taste this exquisite coffee in Hawaii on a Kona coffee farm tour. Plus you can meet real Kona coffee farmers.

I hope you found this post about the best coffee tours Kona has helpful and that I’ve given you some new information to share with your friends or family members who are planning a trip to Hawaii!

Looking for more things to do on the Big Island ? Check out this cultural ATV tour , visit the Painted Church , best Kona coffee cafes , take a Big Island Bees tour , explore a macadamia nut factory , or attend a Big Island luau .

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10 Trips for a Coffee Tour of the World

Who said you couldn’t plan a whole vacation around coffee? From drinking fresh-roasted java on a coffee plantation in Java to sipping an espresso in its Italian birthplace, every day can be International Coffee Day with a coffee-based trip. Dive into coffee culture in Melbourne, taste true Turkish coffee in Istanbul, and sample some of the world’s most expensive beans on a coffee tour in Hawaii. Grab a cup of joe and start planning your coffee trip around the world.

Italy – Birthplace of Espresso

Cup of coffee in Italy

A pilgrimage to Italy is a must for any coffee connoisseur. It’s the country that invented espresso and the cappuccino, after all. So, it’s no wonder that Italy has a strong coffee culture ruled by seemingly mysterious rituals and rules. Learn the ins and outs with a local guide on a coffee and dessert tour in Rome or Venice .

Tips for Ordering Coffee in Italy:

  • Don’t order milky coffee drinks, such as a cappuccino, caffé latte, or latte macchiato, after 11 AM. Italians consider them bad for digestion if consumed later in the day.
  • If you order a latte, you’ll just get a cup of milk (since that is what you said in Italian). A caffé latte (coffee with milk) is probably what you’re after.
  • Don’t expect a to-go cup. Most Italian café’s serve their coffee in porcelain or glass cups and patrons stand at the bar or sit to enjoy their hot beverage. When in Rome….

Jamaica – Home of Blue Mountain Coffee

Blue Mountain Coffee beans on a coffee tour of a plantation

The cool misty mountains of Jamaica are some of the tallest in the Caribbean with rainfall and soil ideal for growing coffee. So, it’s no wonder that Blue Mountain Coffee, renowned for its mild flavor and lack of bitterness, is one of the most desirable and expensive coffees in the world. Go to the source on a coffee plantation tour in the Blue Mountains and try a freshly roasted cup on the farm. Learn about the labor-intensive process of harvesting, sorting, and vetting these world-class beans and take home a bag—or two—for yourself.

Melbourne, Australia – Coffee Capital of Australia

Coffee tour in Melbourne, Australia

Does Melbourne have the best cafes in the world ? Judge for yourself with a trip to the Coffee Capital of Australia. Casual, eclectic, and quality-focused, coffee culture in Melbourne is more about enjoying a steamy cup of joe with a delicious bite to eat with good company than fueling up with your daily caffeine hit. Discover the city’s hidden-gem coffee shops with a local guide on a café culture walking tour of Melbourne.

Turkey – Take a Coffee Trip Through History

Cup of Turkish coffee in Istanbul

Drinking richly flavored, unfiltered coffee in Turkey is a coffee vacation must. The first coffee beans arrived in Istanbul in 1519, and it didn’t take long for this new drink to catch on. Turkish coffee culture and tradition is even recognized on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Sip this unique brew in historical venues and see old bazaars where people traded these magical beans on a small-group coffee tour of Istanbul . Then, learn the fine art and proper tools to make your own cup of Turkish coffee.

Tips for Drinking Turkish Coffee:

  • Since sugar is cooked directly with the coffee grounds, request your sweetness level when you place your order.
  • Swirl your cup slightly before each sip to remix the grounds with the water for a full-flavored experience.
  • Don’t drink the last drop! Since Turkish coffee is unfiltered, all the grounds settle at the bottom of your cup. Leave the last gritty bit in the bottom to avoid spoiling the experience.

Colombia – Bean to Brew Coffee Tour

Picking coffee beans in Colombia

Blessed with an ideal geography and climate for growing coffee, Colombia produces some of the world’s best coffee. Meet up with a master barista in Bogota or Cartagena to fine-tune your palate by sampling beans from different regions in Colombia and discover how various brewing techniques affect flavor. If you really want to get down to the soil of coffee production in Colombia, journey to a family-run farm for a hands-on coffee tour . See the whole process from seed to cup—and you can even head into the fields to pick coffee cherries yourself.

Vienna, Austria – Elegant Coffee Houses

Coffee and cake served in Vienna

In Vienna, coffee is not just a drink, it’s an experience . Listed as part of Vienna’s intangible cultural heritage, UNESCO describes Viennese coffee house culture as a place “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.” Relaxing in elegance as you enjoy your drink—and perhaps a slice of cake—served on a silver tray is a coffee vacation in itself. Avoid the tourist-crowded coffee shops by taking a food and coffee tour with a local .

Hawaii, USA – Kona Coffee Plantation Tour

Welcome to Kona sign in Hawaii

One of the priciest and most prized coffees in the world, Kona coffee grows only on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Tour a Kona coffee plantation to see how this gourmet coffee goes from bean to brew. Then, sample its sweet, fruity flavor and see if you can detect its natural hint of nuts or spice when you drink a freshly roasted cup.

Tips for Buying Kona Coffee in Hawaii:

  • Look for labels that say 100% Kona coffee. Many gift shops in Hawaii sell Kona coffee blends that are usually only 10% Kona coffee beans.
  • Buy whole beans instead of grounds. You get more flavor when you grind them just before brewing.
  • Store your coffee in an airtight container in the freezer to optimize freshness when you return from your coffee vacation.

Indonesia – Caffeine-fueled Island Hopping

Coffee cherries in a hand

Of course, a world coffee tour wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Java. Visit the Banaran Coffee Plantation that has been growing quality robusta coffee since 1919 and enjoy a caffeinated cup of java in Java. Indonesia produces quality roasts across its islands, but be sure to include Bali on your coffee vacation. Sample beans sustainably grown alongside vanilla vines and cinnamon and clove trees while hearing about the socially responsible practices of Geo Coffee on a tour on Bali .

Seattle, USA – One of the Best Coffee Cities

Pike Place Market where the original Starbucks is in Seattle

It’s no secret that Seattle reigns as the epicenter of coffee culture in the United States . Birthplace of Starbucks, you can even buy your favorite roast at the original location in Pike Place Market . But beyond the coffee giant, Seattle thrives with a buzzing coffee culture in its many amazing coffee shops . Any coffee-lover’s trip to Seattle should include sipping your nitro cold brew while looking out through a rain-streaked window.

Vietnam – Vietnamese Coffee Vacation

Vietnamese coffee in Vietnam

As the second-largest coffee producer in the world, Vietnam brews its own unique style of coffee that’s well worth a trip. Vietnamese coffee starts with robusta beans, known for their high caffeine content and bitter bite, roasted with butter and brandy. Traditionally, the coarsely ground beans are brewed through a metal drip filter called a phin then mixed with sweetened condensed milk. You can have it cool with ice or whipped with an egg for a custardy beverage. Discover all the ways to appreciate coffee in Hanoi with a local guide .

Which of these coffee tours and trips do you want to take the most?

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The largest metropolis in Europe, Moscow is experiencing a food and restaurant revolution. In just over 20 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian capital has shrugged off memories of scarcity and shortages, and is busy building an exuberant restaurant scene to cater for the myriad tastes of its huge and diverse population. It may be playing catch-up compared to other major cities, but with its creative restaurant conversions, nostalgic Soviet-style canteens, vivid marketplaces and farm-to-fork pioneers, there’s never been a better time to dine in Moscow.

COOL CONVERSIONS The rise of Moscow’s restaurant scene is helping many of the city’s neglected old buildings find a new purpose. The ‘restauration’ craze has turned crumbling edifices in danger of demolition into vibrant dining spaces catering to all tastes and budgets. Shekhtel (18 Tverskoy Boulevard) is set in a restored late-19th century mansion designed by the renowned architect and artist Fyodor Shekhtel for Pyotr Smirnov (of vodka fame). Today it boasts grand themed dining rooms reflecting various styles, from classical Greek to Russian Art Nouveau, and a varied menu of modern European, pan-Asian and classical Russian dishes.

For something a little more casual, Art Clumba (Artplay Design Centre,) is a contemporary cafe concept occupying a former engineering works in what is today a major art and design cluster. Another contemporary arts hub is Winzavod (4 Syromyatnichesky Lane, Kurskaya metro), a converted wine factory. It hosts Tsurtsum Cafe, an energetic yet suitably pared-down dining space owned by film director Marina Tsurtsumiya , and Hitrye Ludi (Tricky People), an eccentric yet homely concept with healthy international food, a great bar and regular art exhibitions.

BACK TO THE PAST Moscow has seen a nostalgic revival of Soviet-style canteen restaurants or stolovayas, where guests serve themselves to old-school dishes that hark back to an era of simplicity. Stolovaya No. 57 , in the posh GUM department store overlooking Red Square, offers affordable dishes inspired by the Book of Healthy and Tasty Food, compiled by Stalin’s Ministry of Food. Alongside old favourites like borscht and meatballs, you’ll find traditional salads such as ‘herring under the fur coat’ made with pickled fish, potatoes and lots of beetroot. Meanwhile, the Arkady Novikov owned Kamchatka continues the theme in a retro beer-hall setting packed with Soviet-era kitsch. The beer is local and affordable, and the food - from grilled sausages to red salmon caviar sandwiches - is wholesome, hearty and evocative of bygone years.

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MARKETS & SHOPS Go on a shopping spree in Moscow’s markets and gourmet shops. Danilovsky Rynok (near Tulskaya metro) is where to see the raw materials of Russian cuisine in all their glory. The bustling marketplace has indoor and outdoor areas piled with fresh vegetables, whole suckling pigs and racks of smoked fish, as well as pickles, cheeses, herbs and spices. So striking are the displays, the market was recently used as the backdrop to a fashion show, with models sashaying down the catwalk to music from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.

Go upmarket at Yeliseyevsky ’s (14 Tverskaya ulitsa; Tverskaya or Pushkinskaya metro). Occupying a restored 19th century mansion, this gourmet food hall presents fine ingredients in a fine setting. Browse beneath crystal chandeliers and sculpted ceilings for caviar, cured meats and every conceivable variety of vodka.

BACK TO BASICS “Support your local farmer!” is the mantra at LavkaLavka (near Kurskaya metro), a progressive cafe and farming collective which aims to promote seasonal, organic ingredients and the local farms that grow them.

Hidden among the converted factory buildings of the Arma complex, the tiny restaurant has a big plan - to get more Russians eating more healthy, locally-grown food, and to stimulate the regions that produce it. The farm-to-fork concept offers a menu of simple yet wholesome fare, as well as a wide range of organic produce, from fresh meat and vegetables, to pickles and marmalades. Boris Akimov is the man behind the initiative, but it’s farmers such as Sergey Balaev (goat dairy produce) and Andrey Kurbatov (supplier of smoked goose) who take a starring role.

GOURMET GUIDES For a tailor-made tasting tour of Moscow, look no further than the team at It’s Sooo Russian   a cultural collective set up by a group of young Moscow-dwellers dedicated to offering visitors a hassle-free and enlightening experience in the capital. Culinary itineraries might involve all of the above, plus one or two pleasant surprises, but always a friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.

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Coffee tasting and cupping

If you think wine tasting is an intensive, immersive experience, get ready for its hot-liquid counterpart: coffee tasting. This isn't simply trying a new Starbucks roast from time to time or ordering a macchiato rather than a latte. Coffee tasting, and the related coffee cupping , involves small cups of concentrated coffee lined up according to varying themes. They can include groupings by country of origin, bean type, roasting style, and more. The goal is to distinguish coffees based on characteristics and to identify your own personal preferences.

First, it's important to note that coffee tasting and coffee cupping are not the same thing. Though related and often used as interchangeable terms, they focus on different things. Coffee cupping is typically an industry practice, with industry-set rules for gauging the quality and flavor profile of coffee beans. It uses the most basic of all preparations: hot water and roasted beans. The process results in cupping scores that classify the beans for market value and price.

Coffee tasting, on the other hand, engages anyone who loves the nuances and intricacies of coffee. The focus is less on the overall quality of the bean for sales purposes and more on how it tastes in the cup. As such, coffee tastings zero in on comparing flavor, aroma, and coffee profiles, which are the basic factors determined during roasting. Tasters are looking for things like fruity, acidic, bitter, nutty, or even chocolatey coffee notes.

Navigating the coffee tasting experience

Coffee tastings, also known as "casual cuppings," are available through special events at indie coffee shops and also at coffee roasting facilities that are open to the public. Smaller venues may offer it at no charge as a way of introducing customers to the various beans or even to coffee farmers who may attend the event. More elaborate versions take place for a fee at one of the six  Starbucks Reserve Roasteries . It's offered in the company's Coffee Lab in what's called "A Journey of the Senses," which takes place on most days in the Seattle location by pre-arranged reservations. Virtual tastings from coffee roasters are an excellent alternative. 

Formal coffee tastings offer considerable value since guides help distinguish flavors, characteristics, and profiles. A basic format for a guided tasting can include the "sniff, slurp, locate, and describe" progression. Each person notes their perceptions and writes them down, then compares them with others tasting identical cups of coffee prepared at the same time.

First up is to smell just as you would foods, noting aromas such as spicy, sweet, nutty, bitter, or smoky. Slurping is the next crucial step because it scatters the coffee taste across all of the tongue's receptors. To locate, also called evaluating, means paying attention to the liquid's consistency and where the flavors land on the tongue. Finally, you'll learn how to describe all that you've identified and form a preference based on the fab four: flavor, body, aroma, and acidity.

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17 Best Moscow Tours

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Are you planning a visit to the capital of Russia and looking for the best Moscow tours? From Red Square to the Kremlin and from world-class art to fairytale buildings, Moscow is an enchanting city that offers plenty of excitement and elegance. Its history dates back more than 800 years, and there is culture in abundance for visitors to immerse themselves in.

Make the most of your visit with 17 of the best Moscow tours that let you see everything the city and its surroundings have to offer.

1 – Guided Tour of the Moscow Metro

Guided Tour of the Moscow Metro

Moscow’s metro is world-famous, thanks to the architectural delights on offer underground stations around the capital. This guided tour of the Moscow stations, otherwise known as “the palace of the people” lasts for 1.5 hours and includes an English-speaking guide who will tell you how the Russian metro became one of the most beautiful in the world. Highlights include Mayakovskaya station with its aviation-themed mosaics.

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2 – Cosmonautics Museum Space Tour

Cosmonautics Museum Space Tour

Discover Cosmonautics Museum with this space tour. Dive into one of the greatest battles between the Soviet Union and the United States – the space race. Hear about the space programs of the USSR and learn about how the USSR shaped space travel and technology.

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3 – Guided Tour of the Kremlin

Guided Tour of the Kremlin

A Kremlin is actually a citadel in Russian towns, and Moscow’s version is, without doubt, the most famous. The Kremlin is the heartbeat of the city, and this guided tour takes you to the most important points of interest. See Cathedral Square with its orthodox temples; Tzar Cannon with its 890mm calibre, which is the largest in the world; and the exterior of the all-important government buildings that are located within the Kremlin’s walls.

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4 – Moscow City Walking Tour

Moscow City Walking Tour

One of the best Moscow tours for seeing everything the city has to offer, this small-group walking tour lasts for 2 hours and includes an expert guide. Make the most of the capital and see the cobbled spaces of Red Square, take pictures of St Basil’s Cathedral, visit the elegant Bolshoi Theatre, and enjoy the ornamental Alexandrovsky Garden.

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5 – Night Tour of Moscow

Night Tour of Moscow

When the sun sets, the fun begins – and it all starts with a night tour of Russia’s most famous city. The beauty of Moscow comes into full effect after hours, as iconic buildings like St Basil’s Cathedral illuminate against the night sky. Other locations on this tour include the Moscow River and the Ukraine Hotel, which is a landmark skyscraper that was constructed during the era of Stalin.

6 – Sergiev Posad Day Trip

Sergiev Posad Day Trip

One of the best Moscow tours that take you outside of the city, the Sergiev Posad day trip provides the opportunity to see The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. It’s made up of a number of different buildings that include the blue domes of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Church of St. Sergius and the Bell Tower.

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7 – City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

If your time in Moscow is limited, this hop-on, hop-off bus tour is ideal – and it even features an optional cruise on the river. Choose between a 2 and 3-day ticket and see famous landmarks like Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre from an open-top panoramic bus with informative audio commentary. Take your experience to the next level by upgrading to a boat tour.

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8 – Guided Tour of the Tretyakov Gallery

Guided Tour of the Tretyakov Gallery

As one of the world’s most important galleries, the Tretyakov Gallery is a must-see for any art lovers and is one of the best Moscow tours for culture vultures. Learn about the masterworks of Pablo Tretyakov with a guided tour and discover the secrets behind the paintings. Other noticeable artists on view include Fedotov, Vasnetsov, Rokotov and Kiprenski, who is the author of the famous “Portrait of Alexander Pushkin”.

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9 – Alternative Moscow: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Alternative Moscow: 2-Hour Walking Tour

See a different side of Moscow with this 2-hour alternative tour. An expert guide will take you around quirky streets, suburbs and squares while as your veer away from the traditional tourist hotspots. Highlights include a ride on the famous “Annushka” tram and a visit to the neighbourhood of Khitrovka, which was once known as the criminal district of the city.

10 – St.Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

St.Basil's Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

Combine two of Moscow’s biggest attractions with a visit to Red Square and St.Basil’s Cathedral. Admire the beautiful architecture of St.Basil’s Cathedral from inside and out, before wandering Red Square and learn about the soldiers, farmers and revolutionaries that all called this famous square their home. Round things off with the changing of the guard at Alexander Garden.

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11 – Bunker-42 Cold War Museum Guided Tour

Bunker-42 Cold War Museum Guided Tour

Moscow is notorious for the Cold War, which lasted for about 45 years between 1945 and 1990. Head to the world-famous Bunker-42, located 65 meters below ground level, and learn about the storied past. Visit rooms and passages that were set up to shelter 3,000 people in case of nuclear attack and discover other sections, such as the equipment room and the war-proof telecommunications system.

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12 – Architecture Tour of Moscow’s Metro and Kolomenskoye Estate

Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomenskoye Estate

Combine the beauty of the metro stations with the Kolomenskoye Estate and see some of Moscow’s grandest sights. After visiting the elegant metro stations, it’s time to go to the Kolomenskoye Estate, which is filled with UNESCO-listed sites that are dedicated to Tsar Peter the Great.

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13 – Tour of Soviet Moscow

Tour of Soviet Moscow

Unpick the history of the USSR with one of the best Moscow tours for discovering Soviet Moscow. Starting at Monument to the Conquerors of Space, a tribute to the success of the Soviet space programme, the tour includes historical landmarks and interesting tidbits about Soviet Russia. There is also a visit to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh), a site that was constructed under the aegis of the USSR in tribute to state achievements.

14 – Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

Sail down the Moscow River on this 2.5 hour tour that provides a different perspective of the city and includes landmark sights. The boat features two decks and has panoramic views as well as free Wi-Fi access. Attractions along the route include Ukraine hotel, Sparrow Hills, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Crimean Bridge, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Zaryadye Park and more.

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15 – Izmailovo Market and Vodka Museum Tour

Izmailovo Market and Vodka Museum Tour

Visit the museum of Vodka and gain insight into one of Russia’s most famous exports and head to the Izmailovo antique and handicraft market to find a gem or two. The tour starts with Izmailovo market, which features the iconic matryoshka dolls, fur hats and amber jewellery. Next up is a trip to the Museum of Vodka, where you will discover a distillery that dates back to the 15th century.

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16 – Súzdal and Vladímir Day Tour

Súzdal and Vladímir Day Tour

Discover Russia’s famous “Golden Ring” on this tour of two medieval cities outside of Moscow. The historic city of Vladimir is first up with its Golden Gate, which is an ancient city-fortress that dates back to the 13th century. Next up is the neighbouring town of Suzdal, which features historic architecture and the Kremlin, where you can see its striking white walls topped with blue domes.

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17- Moscow Food Tasting & Walking Tour

Moscow Food Tasting & Walking Tour

Sample the unique flavours of Moscow with this food tour that lasts for 3 hours and features more than 15 different food and drink tastings. Weave in and out of small alleys in the city centre while enjoying the best food spots in town. See Moscow like a local while trying classic dishes from local breakfast haunts, bustling markets, the oldest monastery in Moscow, and dumpling cafes where you can taste authentic dumplings and enjoy local coffee.

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Here's What Happens At A Professional Coffee Tasting

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If you're a coffee fiend who loves to brew their own cup of joe at home or knows every café in the neighborhood, it's about time you became more acquainted with your favorite beverage and booked a professional coffee tasting. Professional tastings of any kind can be a bit intimidating, but arm yourself with the knowledge of what happens at a coffee tasting, and you'll be prepared to taste like a pro. Remember, though, that you're mostly there to enjoy the coffee and have fun!

A coffee tasting is usually run by a trained and knowledgeable coffee professional at a coffee shop or roasting location. They will prepare multiple cups of coffee for you to try. Sometimes, the tasting will be themed around coffee from a certain region of the world, or feature a specific coffee brand's best brews. Your guide will tell you all about each coffee and the brewing methods used, usually providing bean samples as well to paint a full picture. You'll use taste and smell to sample the different types of coffee and are free to ask questions, or describe your tasting experience. And if you liked what you tried, there's usually an option to purchase the coffee beans, ground or whole, to continue enjoying at home! Coffee tastings are usually laid back, but they are sometimes run like the more detail-oriented method of tasting coffee, also known as coffee cupping.

Breaking down coffee cupping

Coffee cupping is a tasting method used in the professional coffee world to properly smell, taste, and score different coffees. Industry judges use guidelines to score coffee based on several important components, such as aroma or mouthfeel. They add up the scores from each component, and give each coffee a final rating that determines its monetary value in the coffee market. When you attend a tasting, you don't have to worry about scoring your coffee, as you're simply there to enjoy, but you may encounter the same methods of tasting that these professionals use.

The main distinction between attending a coffee cupping and a regular tasting is that in coffee cupping, hot water is simply poured over a small sample of each type of coffee bean. No one's making you a nice latte here — you just get to smell and taste the coffee bean purely for what it is, as no brewing methods are allowed in coffee cupping. You get to take in and enjoy the bean's aroma as you wait for it to steep for a few minutes. Then, you'll stir up the grounds for an even stronger aroma before they sink to the bottom of the cup. Now you're ready to taste!

How to properly taste coffee for yourself

After all that information from your guide and smelling each bean, you do indeed get to taste the coffee when you attend a professional coffee tasting or cupping. You can simply sip away, comparing and contrasting each coffee for yourself. Alternatively, take a page from the pros and get ready to slurp. Slurping is a tasting method that is self-explanatory — you slurp the coffee up to fully experience every element of the coffee, and get the best sense of its smell and taste. When you decide to attend a professional coffee tasting, you'll likely receive some more specific pointers from the roaster, barista, or other coffee professional running the tasting.

There are various tasting events out there to fit every experience level and social style. However, keep in mind that you should generally keep your opinions to yourself until prompted to share, so as not to impact the experience of other tasters. That being said, if you'd rather skip the actual tasting and sample different coffees at home, focus on smelling the coffee first, tasting it, and then writing down or verbalizing the tastes and notes you pick up on. But get out there and research a professional coffee tasting that suits your interests — you'll be surprised just how much there is to learn!


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