The Kona Coffee Growing Region has over 650 independent coffee farms in a small area, 22 miles long by 2 miles wide. Over 100 of these farms have their own label and on the average 50-60 farms enter the Kona Cupping Classic Competition at the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.
Named after their 11 ½ pound newborn son Justin, Buddha’s Cup LLC., represents five coffee labels winning more awards than any other coffee company in the state of Hawaii: Buddha’s Cup, Imagine 100% Kona, Kona Kulana Farms, Kona Gold and Manny’s Brew. Ohana Brewmasters, Manny Ochoa and Chris Coleman have kept this classic cup o’ jo mellow with a sweet profile true to the classic Kona profile. As a recent recipient of the 2017 Kona Coffee cupping competition Buddha’s Cup was also the winner of the prestigious Gevalia Kona Cupping Contest in 2010.
A tour to their farm on the edge of Hawaii’s ancient Kahaluu Forest Reserve allows the coffee connoisseur to visit 3 award-winning farms in one area and learn about the unique growing conditions these beans thrive in. Totaling over 26 acres each, the High Mountain Ohia forest surrounding the farm contributes to its fruity, well-balanced flavor with hints of cherry, chocolate and black tea. Warranting the Department of Agriculture’s Seal of Quality program, you can learn how Buddha’s coffee beans are hand selected then dried in the sun followed by a multi-step process creating a java masterpiece.
Their gift shop sells uniquely crafted handbags made from coffee sacks and repurposed Hawaiian fabric. Guests are also invited to visit their Kona Gold Rum Company in Kealakekua. Here you can enjoy a variety of rum cakes while cupping their unique coffee blends in the historic Kona coffee tasting room.
A guided walking or drive tour is available at $10.00 per person. Up to five people can fit in the vehicle but call in advance to make your reservation. Tour information was current when posted but is subject to change.
78-1377 Bishop Road
Holualoa, HI 96725
Mon-Fri 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am-2:00 pm