Hello, good people! We’re coming at you from South Korea, once again, having arrived back on the peninsula late Saturday evening. We went from the balmy temperatures of Hawaii, which hovered around 80 degrees daily to the freezing temps of Korea, which plunged into the low teens this past week. So, while we work to readjust our bodies, yet again, I’m bathing in the warm and sunny memories of Hawaii and the amazing adventures we had. We went in with no plans beyond visiting our friends from JBLM and enjoying some fun in the sun, but we did a lot! One of our first little adventures was a quick trip to Green World Coffee Farm in Wahiawa, and I think it was a hit for the whole family.
Green World Coffee Farm in Wahiawa
Let me first caveat this all by saying that coffee is really my one singular vice in this world. I blame my Dutch/South African mother (love you, mums!) So, when Kate offered the chance to visit Green World Coffee Farm in Wahiawa, I obviously said yes. The kids are always down for a treat or ten, and I have a very hard time saying no to coffee, so I jumped right on the chance to go.
Our friends live on Fort Shafter, and the trip to Green World Coffee Farm was just about 30 minutes away. The hilarious thing is that the traffic that plagues Hawaii – and Oahu, specifically – didn’t bother us at all after the epic traffic jams of South Korea, and driving through the ultra-lush landscape was also a welcome change. Green World Coffee Farm was surprisingly inconspicuous and honestly just looked like a petite little roadside coffee joint, but it was so neat.
Take a Green World Coffee Farm Tour
First and foremost, we did not take the coffee farm tour because my kids have zero chill and between jetlag and the promise of treats, it was just too much. So, we toured the shop and the treats with our mouths instead. With seven acres and over 3,000 arabica coffee trees, they produce an immense amount of coffee and have done so since 2013. Today, people can take a tour of Green World Coffee Farm, or simply browse the shop for local merchandise and some of the best local coffee.
There’s also a full espresso bar, local ice cream, and even shave ice which, of course, the kids were one hundred percent down for. I’m a purist and since I was in the throes of jetlag from our Space A trip to Hawaii, I went with a simple iced café latte, and it was amazing. Who knew that coffee straight from the source would just be better? I kid. You all knew.
What to Know When Visiting Green World Coffee Farm
If you ask the kids, they’ll say their favorite was all the wild chickens scampering around and searching out treats from the visitors. Porter never did catch Hei Hei like he’d hoped to. If you ask me, it’s the blueberry strudel coffee I brought back to Korea…because, you know, vices and all that. I think the best part is that it is completely family friendly, and there was something for everyone. Regardless, it’s worth the visit, and here’s what you should know when you go:
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 AM to 5 PM; Saturday – Sunday: 7 AM – 6 PM; closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays
Address: 71-101 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, HI 96786
Tips: Come hungry; leave happy! The shop is accessible, and there are restrooms onsite.