It just so happens that the only place in the United States suitable for cultivating coffee produces one of the best in the world. (Pat yourselves on the back, Americans...you deserve it!) The volcanic soil on the western side of the Big Island of Hawaii, combined with unique weather conditions, combine to produce these excellent coffee beans. With only 1500 acres devoted to growing Kona, it is one of the scarcest and most sought after coffees available today.
“There has been some curiosity amongst our readers (with me as well) as to why coffee like Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kona are so pricey. Is it the taste? Is it the location? Is it the availability? So, in response to these burning questions I did a little research to find some answers… I hope this suffices! ...”
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- Not my favorite
- “Purchased this over the holidays when the in-laws would be visiting. They are big coffee drinkers and I thought they'd enjoy a nice treat of real Kona coffee. Personally, I was really, really excited to try it myself! I had to hold back from dipping into the bag early! We have been to Hawaii and really enjoyed their delicious coffee. These particular beans were just okay. No one ranted and raved about it like I expected. It was just kind of like... meh. Very strong flavor, a darker roast than I expected. It wasn't bad by any means, it just wasn't WOWing me like the coffee in Hawaii did. Would not repurchase, especially at this price.”