20 December 2015

Greenwell Coffee Farm

One of our favorite tours was Greenwell Coffee  Farm.  We are huge coffee lovers and a few people recommended the tour to us.  We learned quite a few things about Kona coffee. It is only grown on the Kona Coast of the Big Island, and, it's expensive.  Brands can label themselves as Kona Coffee and be cheaper, but when you look at the label you see that it is mixed beans, with a small percentage of Kona.  The tour was free and informative, and if you have an hour to spare and find yourself on the Kona Coast, definitely stop in!

 The four stages of the coffee bean. The beans start on the left, and on the right is what you end up with. Interestingly enough, the red outside of the bean has been made into Kona Red, a cold energy drink that's actually quite good and available in stores! 

 Free samples of all of the coffee varieties. Coffee lovers heaven! We ended up buying their seasonal Harvest blend which was delicious! Hints of nutmeg made it fall in a cup. 
One of the employees wrote a children's book about a chameleon. In Australia we decided to start collecting children's books everywhere we visit for our future littles, and we were so tempted by the book. But it was expensive and we already bought our Big Island book.  After buying our coffee and souvenirs (I needed a hat) we saw this girl on the way to the car.  Needless to say, Nic walked back and snagged a signed copy of the book. 

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