Pele Plantations Offers Private Kona Coffee Farm ToursNovember 13, 2017, 2:00 PM HST (Updated November 16, 2017, 1:38 PM)
A certified organic Kona coffee farm is giving coffee lovers a chance to learn more about how local coffee is cultivated and brewed. Pele Plantations has announced it is now offering free private tours on its Hawai‘i Island Kona coffee farm.
The family-owned operation specializes in 100 percent pure Kona coffee, and is one of only a few farms currently producing organic beans. Pele Plantations grows Kona, Kona Peaberry, and the rare organic Kona Peaberry coffee cherry. Peaberry is a mutation that occurs in only 3 to 4 percent of coffee cherries, creating a single small bean with an intense flavor.
“Working with neighboring farmers we know and trust gives us total control over the product,” says Pele Plantations owner Melanie Korn. “Each individual farm’s coffee is kept separate and packaged as a unique product. That means customers can expect the same quality and flavor every time they order their favorite coffee, year after year. We are also fanatical about freshness: we ship coffee to our customers the same day we roast it. It goes directly from the farm to your cup in a couple of days. Kona Coffee doesn’t get any purer or fresher!”
Pele Plantations is offering the free private tours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Other days may be available upon request with advanced notice. The tours may be for individuals, couples or small groups by appointment only. Each tour lasts about 90 minutes, and takes shows guests how coffee is produced at all stages from planting to packaging. The tour ends with a cup of freshly ground and brewed Kona coffee. For more information or to schedule a tour, visit http://www.peleplantations.com/about/farm-tours/.
Kona coffees are grown on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of Hawai‘i Island. According to Pele Plantations, it is one of the most coveted and costly coffees in the world, and 100 percent Kona coffee is limited in supply.