Kauai Coffee Company

Kauai Coffee Estate – Go on a Self-Guided Tour Through the World of Coffee
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Want to taste the spirit of aloha while seeing where the coffee magic happens? Just take a trip over to the Kauai Coffee Estate in South Shore Kauai. You’ll get to go on a chill tour of the world’s largest coffee farm, and then sample their goods, shop at the visitor center, and so much more.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

If you love everything coffee, a trip to the Kauai Coffee Company and Estate is a dream come true. The coffee orchard tours lie at the heart of the experience, of course, giving you a chance to see just how the magic happens. Any time of the day, you can go on the self-guided tour to waltz amongst the beans growing across South Shore Kauai. You’re welcome to spend as much time as you want simply taking in all the sights and enjoying the chill ambiance.

Want to get the inside scoop of how it all goes down? Sign up for Kauai Coffee Company’s guided tour instead, which kicks off each day at 10 am sharp. On the guided tour, you get to explore the coffee beans’ journey from tree to cup. Your guide will share how to best grow, harvest, and roast the beans before teaching you the fine art of brewing up the perfect cup of joe. You’ll even get to take a deep dive into the history of island coffee-making at the museum inside the visitor center.

Once you finish going on your tour, you’ll get a chance to sample the best brews made in-house in Kauai Coffee Company’s tasting room. They roll out dozens of samples for you to mull over, giving you a taste of all their most popular beans. Just take your cups and fill them up with your selections, and then sip them to your heart’s content. Take the time to roll each sample across your whole palate to savor the rich flavors built through the precise roasting process.

If you’d like to go even further with your tasting experience, you can order coffee however you like it. Kauai Coffee Company makes all the best espresso drinks plus has plenty of drip coffee delights available for your enjoyment. You can even pair your coffee with ice cream to savor the sweet-bitter combo at your leisure. After ordering your selections, you’re welcome to relax on the patio and simply take in all the gorgeous panoramic views.

Their most popular Kauai beans include:

Chocolate Macadamia Nut
A definite fan favorite, the Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffee beans offer all the best island flavors in every sip. The timeless combination of chocolate and toasted macadamia nuts never fails to delight your tastebuds. Plus, the medium roast coffee balances the sweetness perfectly to keep you coming back for more.

Coconut Caramel Crunch
The Coconut Caramel Crunch coffee beans promise to start your day off right and give you a quick pick-me-up anytime you need it. The nutty caramel flavors come through first before the sweet coconut dances across your tongue. After that, the medium-roasted beans follow to provide a bitter kick that brings everything together.

Toasty Banana Nut Cream
When you want to explore a complex blend of flavors designed to tantalize your tastebuds, you cannot go wrong with the Toasty Banana Nut Cream coffee beans. The tropical banana flavor stands strong at the forefront of the brew, while the creamy vanilla smooths everything all out. A hint of hazelnuts comes through at the end alongside the rich coffee flavor, taking you on a flavor journey of a lifetime.

Before you leave Kauai Coffee Company, make sure to stop by the gift shop to shop for souvenirs and coffee beans galore. They have many excellent local products up for sale, including coffee cups, apparel, and snacks of all kinds. Their many coffee bean varieties are also up for sale and they’re even willing to ship them back to your home if you’d like.

Insider Tips:
-Want to make sure they have a spot available for you to go on the guided tour? Just sign up through their website to reserve your place.
-Expect to spend about 90 minutes exploring the coffee farm while on the guided tour.
-While walking through the farm, stay on the paths to avoid treading on the plants.