Hawaiian Kona is considered to be one of the world’s best coffees. Unfortunately, due to high demand and minimal availability, it is often exorbitantly priced. We’ve developed this refined blend for those who aren’t ready to commit to the high cost, but want to experience its sweet aroma and mellow, nuanced caramel-mocha undertones. This true Kona blend features real Hawaiian Kona blended with smooth South American beans to create a cup very similar to 100% Kona. Give it a try and find out what this Kona thing is all about!
Because of the sheer numbers of people drinking it, needless to say there are at least as many opinions and tastes as there are people. Ages of employees range from 20 to 65, and their taste in coffee ranges from very weak to as "thick as tar, and twice as bitter". Some prefer the "burned" (IMHO) S**buck's taste, and others will drink anything as long as someone else is paying for it.
This is why I titled this review as a "compromise coffee"; it's not too strong and not too weak. I set the grinder for about 2 1/2 oz. for a commercial Bunn decanter unit, and this seems to work for everyone here. If you like espresso and very dark blends, you will probably be disappointed with this Kona blend.
The few times there has been a problem with the order, the staff at Coffee Bean Direct have been very helpful.
Hopefully this will be useful to someone! ”
“Unfortunately, I drew the short straw to keep our office of 60-70 people supplied with coffee. Several years ago I ran a taste test of 6 or 7 coffees, and the consensus winner was this Kona blend. Through the years, we've tried various coffees brought in by coffee salesmen and suppliers, and we've always returned to this blend.
- “This coffee is absolutely amazing. It's flavorful and has a wonderful aroma. Trying this Kona Blend almost makes me want to spend the incredible amount of money on the Kona beans. It's that good.”
- Good Coffee
If you have ever had this coffee before, you would agree that it is a really good smooth coffee.
“Kona is one of my favorite coffee's. Although the regular Kona is the best, and because its on the pricey side, I can only afford to buy the blend.