Coffee Farm Tour

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:

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Mr. Caffeinated, so embarrassed to be caught touring a coffee farm while carrying bottled water…

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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…

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The walkway wound around rows of coffee trees and landscaping, with lots of informative signs along the route.

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… with the occasional photo op, again with the hiding of the water bottle:

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The sorting shed – which may or may not actually be the location that they use now:

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And drying sheds, which they don’t use anymore:

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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.

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Back up at the farm store, they have a museum showcasing the roasting and grinding equipment:

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… sized for the industry, or possible Microsoft break rooms…

And our favorite part of the tour:  taste testing!

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There were some 30 varieties to try.  I left wired.

I took lots of pictures of the snarky signs too – for another post.

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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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