Historically, Hawai’i has been renowned for its agriculture production, growing sugarcane and pineapple and every delectable commodity in between. The islands’ rich volcanic soil and winterless sub-tropical climate yield an abundance of crops. It should come as no surprise then that everyone’s favorite energy booster, the coffee bean, has its roots deep in the islands soil. While Kona coffee reigns supreme in coffee shops worldwide, fewer recognize that Oahu was the birthplace of coffee production in Hawai’i. And further, the North Shore of Oahu produces some of the finest premium coffee in the world, making it a go-to destination for coffee lovers and jet-lagged travelers alike.
The Waialua Estate began growing premium coffee in 1996 following the closure of the Waialua Sugar Company, after a century-long sugar production tenure. In response to the recent growing demand for quality Hawaiian grown products, the Dole Food Company, established on the North Shore of Oahu in 1901, planted a variety of different products including coffee, cacao, tropical fruits and flowers. It wasn’t long until the coffee bean proved to be most prosperous and profitable amongst its counterparts. In the shadow of the Old Sugar Mill, the Waialua Estate attracts both visitors and locals alike to savor the flavor of the islands most vibrant and energizing crop. Offering daily tours, samples and a product store featuring both coffee and chocolate products, the Waialua Estate is a destination worth visiting while vacationing in Hawai’i.
Now go get your coffee buzz on and check out the famous North Shore coffee at Waialua Estate.