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Coffee & Cattle Day

Friday, May 9, 10 a.m., Aikane Plantation Coffee Farm
$25 per person in advance, includes all you can eat buffet

Enjoyed 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.

Aikane Plantation Coffee CompanyAikane PlantationMerle Becker with cattle, Aikane Plantation

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.

Visit or phone (808) 927-2252 to reserve your place.