The best way to learn about coffee is to drink it and that’s exactly what they want you to do at the Royal Kona Coffee Visitor Center. Come prepared for a caffeine infusion. A multitude of coffee carafes are lined up, one after the next on a table with cups stacked high. Along with tasting an assortment of different types of coffee, there’s chocolate, cake and even tea. You just might find a new favorite way to start your day.
As you make your way around the property you’ll learn a thing or two about Kona Coffee. See where Kona coffee cherries are processed, where the beans are separated from the fruit, and where the beans are set out to air dry after they are hulled. Step into the museum to learn more about the history of Kona coffee farming.
Wear comfy shoes and give yourself plenty of time to wander the grounds to enjoy some non-coffee fun. Visitors can walk through a lava tube and enjoy the views of Kealakekua Bay. There’s also a gift shop if you want some coffee to make the trip home with you.
The Royal Kona Coffee Visitor Center is always open, so coffee lovers can always get their fill. Located on Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook, the Visitor Center is open 365 days a year, including holidays from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. Admission and tastings are free.