If you’re a coffee lover always looking for the best and freshest coffee around, Matayoshi Coffee Farm is here for you.
The property, surrounded by sprawling trees, is more than just a nice place for a coffee break. The farm offers you the opportunity to harvest, process and then roast coffee beans for your very own cup of joe.
A walk through the farm’s 24.5 acres, deep in the forest of Higashi Village in northern Okinawa, costs a reasonable 500 yen ($4.50) and provides a close-up view of the cherries growing in abundance now. It is from these coffee cherries’ pits where coffee beans come from.
Before they had beans, Matayoshi Coffee Farm grew roses. But, significant typhoon damage on the farm nipped the roses in the bud, making coffee the farm’s second life.