Coffee fans must plan their visit to Hawaii during the Kona coffee harvest time which stretches from August to February. Hawaiian soil, which is rich with volcanic ash, is perfect for growing coffee. Its local brand is widely known and considered to be one of the most precious in the world. Previously, coffee plantations occupied large territories but now there are not that many left. Many of them are owned by families. Coffee beans are still hand-picked, which makes local coffee even more unique. If you are a real conoisseur visit the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in November to participate in coffee tastings as well as to observe parades and other celebrations of the harvest of this great product.