Hula Daddy Kona Coffee

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The Beginning of Hula Daddy Coffee

Proprietors Lee and Karen Paterson purchased an 11-acre pasture in Kona, Hawaii in 2002 with the determination to create one of the ten best coffees in the world. After planting 7,000 coffee trees, their first crop had promise. When several accolades and positive reviews followed, they invested in a coffee expert and soil consultant which resulted in their Kona Sweet coffee labeled as one of the top six coffees in the world.

In 2008, Lee and Karen purchased a 20-acre parcel sloped along the Hualalai Volcano. The crops subsequently planted and harvested were hand-picked for their outstanding taste and variety awarding Hula Daddy the 2014 Kona Coffee and the top Hawaii Coffee in the Hawaii Coffee Cupping Competition. Implementing small batch roasting their coffee is guaranteed fresh roasted 100% Kona Coffee. Additionally, Lee and Karen collect green waste from the local restaurants and mix it with wood chips for compost. The coffee beans are sun-dried making Hula Daddy coffee an eco-friendly plantation.

Hula Daddy Tour Information

Recent winner of a variety of coffee competitions and awards, grab your travel buddy and go for a 60-minute tour of the Hula Daddy orchard and roasting room. Aside from a great cup of coffee, their tea made out of coffee skins is a unique delight. Tour information was current when posted but is subject to change.

Visitor Center
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm

60 minutes, by Reservation on Tues, Wed and Fri


Location and Map
74-4944 Mamalahoa Highway
Holualoa, HI 96725

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