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Which Big Island Coffee is Your Favorite? Kona or Puna or Other?
 Kona Coffee?  67%  67%  [ 16 ]
 Puna Coffee?  29%  29%  [ 7 ]
 Other District Coffee?  4%  4%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: Big Island Coffee Poll
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:49 am 
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Please tell us what your favorite coffee is? And where is it grown? Do you have a favorite farm where it is grown?


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 Post subject: Sharky's
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:15 am 
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I have lived on the BI for 15 years and I have tried most (all?) coffee grown here. Sharky's coffee in Hawaiian Acres is the best, bar none, IMHO.



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 Post subject: Coffee Pole
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:57 pm 
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Just wondering if the coffee pole is tall enough to require an airplane beacon!!!?? :wink: :wink: Aloha


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 Post subject: RE: Coffee Pole
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:09 pm 
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I'll tell ya, Mike. I've BEAN there and that pole is not tall enough!



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 Post subject: Sharkys
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:50 am 
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Aloha everyone...passed on John's recommendation to a friend and he raved about the coffee and the price. I guess that would qualify as another vote for Puna. BTW John, he asked that I pass on his thanks to you for the lead.


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 Post subject: More Coffee!
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 4:02 pm 
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I added some content to the main coffee page to include Kau Coffee and Hamakua Coffee.



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 Post subject: re Coffee
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 12:21 pm 
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For good quality at a reasonable price, I like Wood Rose the best, and GP Farms 2nd. Mark Schultise's coffee, Pele's Passion, is also good.



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 Post subject: Kona coffee--UCC and Bay View
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:53 pm 
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Whenever we go to Two Step, we always stop at the UCC store. We remember it from when it was (I think) the Royal Kona store and roastery--complete with orange striped cats. The cats got old and died; we are getting older but we still stop at the same place even though it's changed hands. The coffee is excellent but roasted a bit dark for my tastes. I but a couple of pounds to take home. For mail order, I use Bay View Farms. They have 100% Kona decaf and I mix caf and decaf since I am supposed to watch my caffeine.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:27 pm 
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I saw in West Hawaii Today that the Hawaii County Council passed a resolution to recommend the state adopt a higher percentage for a coffee blend to call itself "Kona Coffee".

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/articles ... ocal02.txt

I've tried both the blend and the 100% Kona Coffee and I find it has a somewhat bitter aftertaste that I don't prefer. Here in the Seattle area I buy Millstone Coffee, which has been judged by Consumer Reports as a good quality, modestly priced, coffee. I like the French Roast, but you can get Millstone in a ton of flavors and roasts.

I hope that resolution has some sort of effect on getting legislative passage of this higher percentage. I think anything less than 100% Kona is an imitation.

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 Post subject: Label
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:37 pm 
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I honestly think they got it totally wrong and they shouldn't try to curtail free enterprise. What do the County Council think who they are telling processors how to do their business? (BTW, what's the difference between 10% and 75%, a blend is a blend. And where did the number 75 came from?) It's more of a labeling issue IMHO. Blend it any way you want it but be required to clearly indicate it on the label.



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I agree that no one should try to stop free enterprise, think CAPITALISM !!! But yes, the percentage of Kona should be clearly marked on the lable. Our favorite is from right here in Kona, Halama Farms, nummy...........


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Hey, don't misunderstand my point. I'm just as rabid about free enterprise as the next person. I agree that the free market should dictate the standards for what's acceptable and what isn't, as long as I'm not the guy getting the shaft in that learning curve. While our market driven economy prospers, isn't it reasonable that people more knowledgeable in what constitutes high and low quality goods provide some direction to the market standards? Jeez, I'm sounding like some bureaucrat, but I thought it a positive step for the County Council to establish a standard to both protect the good name of Kona coffee and the consuming, unknowledgeable, public. I've had some coffee labeled "Kona" that's been real swill. My thought is that the community that produces Kona Coffee would be protecting themselves against less scrupulous vendors.

Does that make sense?

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 Post subject: Favorite 100% Kona Coffee (the rest isn't worth the bother)
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 2:40 pm 
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These forums aren't too active, I see, but what the heck ...

Our favorite coffee, hands down, is Kona Jack's dark roast peaberry. We've been mailordering it for years from the mainland and continue to do so now that we live in Kona, because you can only get the peaberry via mailorder. When we run out, we buy the regular dark roast in the store.

It is rich, robust, intense, but smooth & mellow at the same time. We like it better than the pricier Blue Skye and similar coffees we have tried, but always like to continue taste testing just to make sure that there isn't another one we might like better. Haven't found one yet that has the richness, taste, and mouth-filling heartiness of Kona Jack's, though.

We like very strong coffee, but not bitter coffee -- no reading the paper through our brew! ;)

We've had cheaper and more expensive, very good and very poor, just not better. ;)



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 Post subject: Protecting the name "Kona Coffee"
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 2:51 pm 
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Oh yeah, I am all for legally protecting the name "Kona Coffee", too. If they are going to put the name "Kona Coffee" on something, then it should have some minimal percentage of Kona Coffee in it ... and 10% is not enough of a minimum. That's not even enough to taste.

Minimum would be 51% ... but I would prefer 100%. That 75% is a compromise ... not my compromise, but I'm not a politician. If I had my way, they couldn't sell it as Kona Coffee unless it was all Kona Coffee. 100% Kona Coffee. There has been too much deceptive marketing as it is -- and this area relies too much on the few products it has besides tourism. Our "golden geese" can only take so much abuse. ;)

And as for labels ... unfortunately, most tourists probably drink their so-called "Kona coffee" in restaurants where the labels are not made available to them. So they are served swill that is called "Kona Coffee".



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It's all politics. The original coffee growing region was in the Mt. View are on the Big Island. However, the Kona Coffee name has been marketed better and is better known. It has its faults though, designating an area from power pole to power pole as "Kona" is wrong. My neighbor 50 yards away is growing coffee that's "Kona" but mine is not?! The protection should be for the whole island.



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