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Big Island's Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Ryan Nakata drying Kona coffee beans at the Kona Historical Society's Uchida Coffee Farm
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Just a short hop down the road from the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa is Kona Historical Society’s, Kona Coffee Living History farm, the onetime home of the Uchida Coffee farm founded in 1913.
While staying at the Sheraton Kona, one of the most memorable nearby explorations was discovering how Kona coffee was grown and harvested by the pioneering Japanese farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Kona Coffee processing shed at the Uchida Coffee Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Kona Coffee processing shed at the Uchida Coffee Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii
1926 gasoline engine at the Uchida Kona Coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii
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1926 gasoline engine at the Uchida Kona Coffee farm on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Uchida Kona Coffee Farm stencil
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Uchida Kona Coffee Farm stencil
Kona Historical Society Uchida Coffee Farm Plaque
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Kona Historical Society Uchida Coffee Farm Plaque

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