Kau Coffee Tours
Ka’u Coffee Mill offers Free Tours at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday – Friday, weather permitting.
No reservations required, simply arrive in advance of tour time and let our retail staff know you are here for a tour.
Tours last approximately 20 minutes depending on questions asked by our visitors.
We call the tour “Seed to Cup.” Each tour starts in the field near the coffee trees. Here we cover the history of Ka’u from the sugar days that were dominated by the Big five sugar companies. We then cover the decline of sugar in the State, and more importantly the district of Ka‘u. We provide a brief geology lesson on the soils and why we have the ash soil here in Ka‘u, as well as how ash soil provides us our water the impact on coffee in this historic region of the Big Island.