Enjoy touring through Aikane Plantation Coffee Farm, where descendants of the first coffee farmer in Ka‘u explain how coffee is integrated into cattle ranching and other agriculture.
In 1894, “Papa” J. C. Searle, Merle’s great-grandfather, planted his first crop of coffee in Ka‘u. His coffee became very popular and received many favorable comments from the local media. Due to a competition for laborers with the sugar plantation, “Papa’s” dream was lost but not forgotten. Over one hundred years later, Aikane Plantation Coffee Company was established by Merle and Phil Becker.
Cost: $25 per person, includes BBQ buffet and hayrides