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There are hundreds of coffee farms on the Big Island of Hawaii, and Kona coffee is famous around the world, but many people do not realize that the largest coffee plantation in Hawaii is located on the island of Kauai. The Kauai Coffee Company is owned by Alexander & Baldwin and they have been producing coffee on Kauai since 1987.

Four million coffee trees are grown on the Kauai Coffee Company's 3400 acre estate on the south side of Kauai, near Koloa. The estate produces more then 3.5 million pounds of beans a year, which is more then half of Hawaii's total coffee production. The company processes their own coffee using their processing plant in Numila. The Kauai Coffee Company is the largest coffee plantation in the United States and the largest drip-irrigated coffee plantation in the world.

History of the Kauai Coffee Company
The Kauai Coffee Company Estate was originally the McBryde Sugar Company Plantation, which was one of the first sugar growers in Hawaii. Alexander & Baldwin, owner of Maui Brand Sugar, took over the plantation in 1987 and began growing coffee alongside the sugar cane. In 1995 the sugar cane crop was phased out, and in 1996, for the first time, the amount of coffee harvested on Kauai exceeded the amount of coffee produced by the entire Big Island Kona region.

Coffee Varieties Grown on the Estate
Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai, Kauai Blue Mountain, Mundo Novo, and Typica.

Kauai Coffee Visitors Center
The visitor center at the Kauai Coffee Company plantation is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are no walking tours of the plantation, but at the visitor center you can view videos and learn all about coffee production and the history of the Kauai Coffee Company.

Location of the Kauai Coffee Estate
The Kauai Coffee Company is located about 17 miles from the Lihue Airport on the southwest side of Kauai, between Poipu and Hanapepe, near Koloa and the Port Allen Small Boat Harbor. Take highway 50 to highway 540 and follow the signs to the visitors center.

Where to Buy Kauai Coffee Company Products On the Web
Items available for purchase on the Web include green coffee beans, roasted coffee beans, ground coffee, and Kauai Coffee merchandise such as apparel, coffee mugs, Christmas ornaments, and beach towels. Gift packs are also available, that include items such as coffee, coffee jelly, coffee butter, coffee syrup, chocolate covered coffee beans, Maui brand sugar, and other items. For more information see the Web site of the Kauai Coffee Company Shop.

Kauai Coffee Company
PO Box 530
Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii 96741
Phone: 808-335-0813 or 800-545-8605
Web Site: KauaiCoffee.com

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