Aloha and Welcome as we gather around the information table at Sharkey's 100-year old farmhouse in the historic plantation village of Papaikou. Sample our freshly brewed 100% Hawaiian coffee or cacao tea, grown right here on the farm. From there we begin an easy walk through our orchards where you'll learn about Hawaiian coffee growth and production. Interwoven behind the coffee are rows of cacao trees. Depending on the time of year, you can usually see tiny flowers and large, multi-colored pods hanging from trunks and branches. Long, heavy vanilla vines grow up the cacao trees, nature's perfect trellis! We'll show you how each vanilla orchid is delicately hand-pollinated to produce long "hands" of vanilla beans. We'll then proceed to the "Slab" where the pods are 'cracked' before the fermentation process. Next we move into the greenhouse where flats of newly planted seedlings just beginning their journey grow alongside large screens filled with coffee and cacao beans slowly drying to perfection. Finally we'll move into our certified Chocolate Kitchen where the Magic happens! Who wants a taste? Free samples!
Ana & Tom
Ana Antilla is an Airbnb Super Host, tour coordinator and professional chef who facilitates ceremonial cacao preparation and serves up lunch on the lanai of our 100-year old farmhouse. Tom Sharkey is a retired Biology teacher and full-time farmer, chocolatier and tour business owner. Tom's been growing coffee, vanilla and cacao (chocolate) on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast for over 25 years. These favorite crops are relatively new to Hawaii and Tom's made it his mission to share his knowledge and experience with others interested in learning and cultivating pure Hawaiian-grown products. Shark's Tours specializes in localized agri-tourism, educates guests on plant propagation, fermentation, processing and production along with the art of bean-to-bar chocolate making in our certified farm kitchen.
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Ceremonial Cacao (groups of 4 or more $10 ea) Learn the tradition, meditation and ceremony of cacao preparation and drinking…
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Aloha and Welcome as we gather around the information table at Sharkey's 100-year old farmhouse in the historic plantation village of Papaikou. Sample our freshly brewed 100% Hawaiian coffee or cacao tea, grown right here on the farm. From there we begin an easy walk through our orchards where you'll learn about Hawaiian coffee growth and production. Interwoven behind the coffee are rows of cacao trees. Depending on the time of year, you can usua
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Wear comfortable shoes for walking through the orchards and a hat and sunscreen if you need them
Parents, please supervise young children at all times and be respectful of the areas marked Private. (Zen Treehouse Retreat is for registered guests only). There are no stairs to navigate and the restroom is equipped with handrails. We are a working farm and invite you to enjoy your surroundings!
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