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Topic: Kona coffee tours (6 msgs / 149 lines)
1) From: Early Starts
I am in kona this week and would like to tour a coffee farm. Anyone
have suggestions?
Thanks!
Scott
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Greenwell has a tour. You just go to their shop/mill. Google 
Greenwell Farms Coffee. I know others do too, and there are signs on 
the road. Just drive along the 11 and you will see Greenwell and 
others.
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3) From: Lex Johnson
Hi Scott:
I've been to Smith's, but never been there when they were giving tours.  I
have however, toured Greenwell's (very informative) and also very good
coffee, and Kona Joe's -they have a patented process whereby they grow the
coffee plants similar to grapes in a vinyard (the coffee's OK).  Have a
great time -snorkeling's great at Captain Cook's monument, but stay away
from the rocks along the point!  Hope this helps.
Lex
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4) From: Pat Sklenar
one of my coworkers was out there recently and took the Greenwell tour.  
He & his wife loved it.  *I* loved it because he brought me back a 
couple pounds of Greenwell green! :D
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5) From: kevin creason
I'm in Maui now. I know this isn't much help unless you head to this
island: There's an estate you can drive around on the west side above
Lahaina. They sell lots where you can live, and tend your own plants
if you want to (I guess). I didn't even check into prices-- don't
tempt me! No, I think the sticker shock would take care of that.
Several locals say they have their own trees on their property but
they don't do anything with them. Shocked me, too...
I think there is another estate/farm on the west side and may go see
it tomorrow before we leave.
Lots of little roaster shops on the island, serving Maui and Kona.
Hmmm, one of them said something about Peru-- I'm going to ask how
they got off island coffee on island. Probably roasted on mainland and
sent over.
Aloha
-Kevin
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6) From: Seth Grandeau
Kevin,
Make sure you visit the MauiGrown shop, below the smoke stake in
Lahaina.  That's where they sell the coffee they grow, up at the farm
you were driving through.  It's a wonderful concept (I've looked into
it, but am no where near able to afford it).  They sell you a plot of
around 10 acres, with one acre cleared for a house.  The rest you
"own", but they have the rights to farm it.  I think you get a pound
or two each year.  Basically, they sell 10 acres, but only lose 1 acre
of cultivation.
I was shocked to find out how many coffee farms there are on Maui.
Check out this link:http://mauicoffeeassociation.blogspot.com/and this map:http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BWtPgtPI9Ss/Ss5JQFA9HJI/AAAAAAAAArs/IXcNmPKFnyk/s=1600-h/Coffee-Map-Final.jpg
Have fun!
-Seth
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