AGRI-TOURISM FROM THE SOURCE
TOUR SHARK'S WORKING COFFEE, CACAO AND VANILLA PLANTATION
ON HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND
Tour a working Coffee, Cacao & Vanilla Plantation
Learn the fascinating process of seed-to-bar chocolate making!
COFFEE, CACAO, VANILLA...
HOW DO THEY GROW?
Interactive Learning Opportunity for Students of All Ages!
"I had a wonderful time seeing all the different types of plants and trees. Even the rain pouring created a mystical element to the trip!
Overall, sensational!" ~Roma
LEARNING NEVER TASTED SO GOOD!
VISIT A WORKING COFFEE, CACAO AND VANILLA PLANTATION AND
LEARN THE FASCINATING PROCESS OF SEED-TO-BAR CHOCOLATE MAKING
A born story-teller, Farmer Tom will take you on a walk through his orchard where you’ll discover how coffee grows and see vanilla vines growing right up the trunks of cacao trees (Vanilla hand-pollination February/March). You'll learn about the "Three Ps" (Propagation, Pollination and Pests) and the challenges of growing crops in a tropical setting. Next, we tour the greenhouse where you're likely to find coffee and cacao seedlings just beginning their journey, growing alongside large screens filled with freshly harvested coffee beans and fermented cacao drying in the sun until they're ready to be roasted and finally transformed into the chocolate we all know and love.
Next stop, Chocolate Kitchen, where you'll see how we process nibs into pure, dark Hawaiian chocolate. Finally, you'll take home yummy treats to remember your day by!
This is a great tour for families and individuals interested in learning more about where some of our favorite foods come from.
Allow 2-3 hours for your tour
You are welcome to stay a bit longer and talk story, or reserve the Cacao Ceremony; a quiet time to sit in nature, reflect on what you've learned and enjoy the nuance of simple pleasures performed with awareness, intention and gratitude. (Please reserve in advance)
*Note: We are in a tropical rainforest setting and there is always a possibility of rain. We have plenty umbrellas but you may wish to bring a light jacket.