While we were on Kauai, we took a tour of a local coffee farm. They’ve got it nicely set up for tourists. Loved the details – like the stamps in the walkways:
Mr. Caffeinated, so embarrassed to be caught touring a coffee farm while carrying bottled water…
This farm, like most on the island, was originally a sugarcane plantation. Now, if they’d just have kept a few for using as stir-sticks…
The walkway wound around rows of coffee trees and landscaping, with lots of informative signs along the route.
… with the occasional photo op, again with the hiding of the water bottle:
The sorting shed – which may or may not actually be the location that they use now:
And drying sheds, which they don’t use anymore:
Coffee, growing trees! So inspiration. Such tempting. Too bad it just WON’T grow in Washington. Kauai is apparently the “North Pole” for coffee growing as well as chocolate cultivation.
Back up at the farm store, they have a museum showcasing the roasting and grinding equipment:
… sized for the industry, or possible Microsoft break rooms…
And our favorite part of the tour: taste testing!
There were some 30 varieties to try. I left wired.
I took lots of pictures of the snarky signs too – for another post.