Chocolate Farm tour info

Farm tours

Our cacao orchard was planted in 2009 to produce Hawaii-grown chocolate that is special and unique. In 2016, we purchased the farm and immediately started making chocolate, giving away our bars to family, friends, and neighbors and offering educational chocolate farm tours. To our surprise, the feedback was very positive. Becoming cacao farmers and chocolate makers has become a real passion for us. We look forward to providing you interesting and educational information about chocolate!
Our location: Our farm is located near Pahoa, a small historic town, on the East coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Photo: View of our 4.5 acre estate

Farm Tour is hosted by Ken & Lynda (the farm owners)
1.5 hours total
Chocolate tasting and tropical fruit (if ripe)
Offered in English
Cost:                   $40 per person (kids 10 years and under are free)

Group size:        There is no minimum or maximum, but our tours are meant to be social, so other travelers might be joining you.

Guest requirements: All guests of all ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Flexible cancellation policy: Any tour can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

What snacks we’ll provide:
Chocolate bar samples – made by your hosts.
Tropical fruit from our farm (if ripe): pineapple, papayas, bananas, avocados, coconuts, coconut water, mangos,  rollina, dragonfruit, breadfruit (ulu), abiu, passion fruit (lillikoi), oranges, tangelos, tangerines, and grapefruit to name a few.
Drinks – none provided.

What to bring: Bring your camera and comfortable shoes. Transportation to our farm is arranged and provided by you.

What we’ll do:
We’ll start with a beautiful walk in the cacao, papaya, citrus, banana, and avocado orchards, telling the history of our farm. Then we’ll talk about:

  • What is cacao and what types of cacao are grown here in Hawaii?
  • Taste raw cacao beans directly from the pod of the trees.
  • How many cacao farms and chocolate trees are there in Hawaii?
  • Special farming practices (e.g. how much rain and shade) for growing cacao trees?
  • How big do chocolate trees get, and how long do they live?

Then we’ll visit our tasting room and we’ll taste the chocolates we make here, learning about:

  • What are cacao’s health benefits?
  • Why don’t fresh cacao seeds taste like chocolate?
  • What are cocoa nibs?