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 Post subject: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Will be there in June my family wants to visit a coffee and chocolate farm, any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:12 am 
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Will be there in June my family wants to visit a coffee and chocolate farm, any suggestions?

I would suggest for a coffee farm you can try call Sharky's Coffee. Scott Wiles is the owner and tell him Dave recommended him from the Kona Forum. I suggest you contact him through his store:

http://www.sharkyscoffee.com/contact.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

As far as a chocolate farm is concerned I don't know if any exist on the BI.



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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:39 am 
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Thanks Dave

Uhm I thought that cocoa beans were grown and roasted to make chocolate on the BI?


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:20 am 
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Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory at http://www.ohcf.us. I never heard of it until you mentioned it, and then I did a Google search. They have a one-hour tour.

For coffee, there's Greenwell Farms in Kealakekua. There's also a place on the road down to Kealakekua Bay, I think it's on Napoopoo Road.



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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:54 am 
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Even though you didn't ask about it, you might also consider the Hawaiian Vanilla Company - yum!

http://www.hawaiianvanilla.com/about/tours/



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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Thanks and the vanilla place looks great also


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:28 am 
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[quote="Babette"]Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory at http://www.ohcf.us" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. I never heard of it until you mentioned it, and then I did a Google search. They have a one-hour tour.

The Chocolate tour was fantastic, highly recommend it!


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:54 am 
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We've done both tours... The Kona chocolate tour is wonderful and takes you from plant to "bars" so to speak.

The vanilla farm is further away east of Waimea and is a good tour also though you do have to pay for it... so be aware.. If you are really into this sort of thing the vanilla lunch is done well... and is not much more expensive than the tour.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:14 am 
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Vakoby wrote:
We've done both tours... The Kona chocolate tour is wonderful and takes you from plant to "bars" so to speak.

The vanilla farm is further away east of Waimea and is a good tour also though you do have to pay for it... so be aware.. If you are really into this sort of thing the vanilla lunch is done well... and is not much more expensive than the tour.

Can you tell us what is included in the "vanilla lunch"? I would love to hear what they make/include. :) :) :)



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:19 am 
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Can you tell us what is included in the "vanilla lunch"? I would love to hear what they make/include. :) :) :)
I have been there only once, and it was a long time ago, even before they were shut down by the County, but I will never forget their "Vanilla Shrimp!" It was the strangest thing I ever ate. (That's coming from someone who traveled all over in SE Asia!)



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Kona Dave wrote:
Can you tell us what is included in the "vanilla lunch"? I would love to hear what they make/include. :) :) :)
I have been there only once, and it was a long time ago, even before they were shut down by the County, but I will never forget their "Vanilla Shrimp!" It was the strangest thing I ever ate. (That's coming from someone who traveled all over in SE Asia!)

Doesn't sound strange to me at all. Sounds good, actually.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:12 pm 
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John was probably the shortest white guy there.



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John was probably the shortest white guy there.
You've got that right! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and Chocolate tour
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:44 pm 
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We went on the chocolate tour after reading Babette’s recommendation above – we really enjoyed it! It is a unique experience from trees to edible chocolate including samples. It lasts just over an hour and well done explaining their small family run farm and processing plant. Of course, there are assorted chocolate products for sale after the tour!

Do make reservations early as they only have tours on Wed and Fri mornings and fill up quickly. I emailed them on Thursday morning and was lucky to get reservations for 2 people on the following Wed.

Locals, the $12.00 admission charge is only for your first visit. If you come again, such as with out of state guests, tell them when you make the reservation you are returning and there is no charge for you (only for your visitors).



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