Russian Fort Elizabeth & Kauai Coffee

July 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

On our last day in Kauai, Dallas went golfing with Uncle Dee, so I hung out with Aunty Cathy. I had a few sights I wanted to check out and Aunty Cathy wanted to go shopping, so we just decided to do it all together and then go to the beach afterward.

First stop: Russian Fort Elizabeth. I’d always seen the signs for the Russian fort on the side of the road just before Waimea town, so I wanted to check it out. Surprisingly, Aunty Cathy had never been there, even though it’s only a half mile away from where she lives. Verdict: There’s a reason why she hadn’t been there, I think. There’s nothing to see really. It’s just an overgrown site. There’s one sign with a map by the parking lot, but you can’t take it with you, so when you’re on the ruins, you can’t identify anything. Major letdown.

Kauai Coffee, Kalaheo, Kauai

Coffee Plants :: Kauai Coffee, Kalaheo, Kauai

Roasting Room :: Kauai Coffee, Kalaheo, Kauai

Next stop: Kauai Coffee. Again, a sign I’d passed by a lot and wanted to finally check out. This was a bit of a let down because I thought there would be actual tours or you’d be able to see how they harvest and make their coffee and there wasn’t any of that. Still, you could taste all the coffee you wanted, see the coffee plants, and learn more about the coffee-making process. There was a cute store and I bought a few bags of coffee to bring home with me.

Roasting Room :: Kauai Coffee, Kalaheo, Kauai

Tasting Room :: Kauai Coffee, Kalaheo, Kauai

Kauai Coffee, Kalaheo, Kauai

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Dad

    When we there a few years ago,Me and your mom
    went to the Russian Fort and the coffee plantaion .
    It brings back memories.

  • kate

    i dragged michael to that fort on our honeymoon – made him look around at EVERYTHING with me – i kept thinking there had to be something interesting there – nope.

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