Have you ever thought about owning your own coffee plantation? Imagine waking up in the morning and brewing your own Kona coffee from cherries that were picked only a few feet from your doorstep. While you’re thinking about it picture yourself holding a steaming mug on your back deck as the sun rises over Kealakekua Bay while a flock of nene call in the distance and the cool ocean breeze sweeps across your face.
Owning a Kona orchard isn’t for everyone and shouldn’t be taken on without some thought. Harvesting coffee cherries is a meticulous process that takes a lot of time and effort. Add on the business side of things and you are talking about a full-time job. However, if you visit some of the Kona farms on the Big Island you may decide owning a plantation is just the thing for you. Maintaining a Kona orchard is more than having a couple of pretty plants; it’s being part of a long tradition that is deeply imbedded in the Hawaiian cultural.
At the moment we have a beautiful coffee plantation at 84-5095 Mamalahoa Hwy in South Kona. This 6.31 acre property is at an elevation (1,050 ft.) ideal for growing coffee and other fruit trees. Three structures are included: main house, guest house, and coffee shack. The three bedroom/ two bath main house was remodeled in 1992 and now has double wall construction, new laminate flooring, and a new roof. The guest cottage has one bedroom and one bath, perfect for out of town visitors. The 584 sq. ft. coffee shack can be used as a workers quarters or a storage shed. Approximately 3,000 coffee trees have been planted as well as many other fruit trees including lychee, avocado, cherimoya, tangerine, and many more.
If you are interested in 84-5095 Mamalahoa Hwy, or would like information about one of our other listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur and Company / Sotheby’s International Realty.