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Old 06-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Kona coffee K-cups

Every time I hear Pete talk about Kona coffee on the podcast I want to try some. My reluctance is that I generally like lighter roast coffee (think donut shop style coffee). For example my favorite K cup is Breakfast Blend, and I'd take a regular old coffee with cream from Dunkin Donuts over anything from Starbucks. Since Starbucks is ubiquitous, the coffee I do tend to get from there is Blonde roast.

Basically I'm wondering if the Kona coffee is going to be very full bodied along the lines of a darker roast and therefore possibly not to my liking.

My second question is if anyone has tried Kona K-cups (not the Kona blend but the actual Kona coffee). I found 10 K cup packs on Amazon of pure Kona coffee for $19, which I figure is about as cheap as its gonna get for Kona coffee. But before I buy them I thought I'd try to get some more info here.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Kona will be a bit darker and more earthy than a light roast such as the Starbucks Blonde.

Another option is ground/whole Kona beans that you then put into the My K-cup to brew.
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Another thing to keep in mind, that while Kona is a bit darker, it lacks any of the bitterness that comes with dark coffee. My family just LOVES kona!
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that the Kona K-cups are a Kona blend and not pure Kona coffee. I bought some refillable filters for the Keurig at Bed, Bath and Beyond and am looking to buy some pure Kona coffee. They have it at Trader Joe's for $20.

Kona is just the best coffee and everytime I have it I am reminded of the islands.
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There is a brand of K Cups out there called Jetsetter. They have one called Aloha that is similar to the old Kona that Green Mountain used to have. DH had those and loves them
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I just got Tullys Kona blend....medium roast $56 for 96 k cups
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I just got Tullys Kona blend....medium roast $56 for 96 k cups
Oh where? I can not find them anywhere! I found Tully's Hawaiian but it is not Kona.
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I got mine at coffee for less
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I found this one on Amazon. It's pricey but it is 100% Kona.

http://www.amazon.com/Hawaii-Roaster...rds=kona+k-cup
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Not to be that guy but I'm going to be that guy. K-Cups I get are great for people on the run but they are not cheaper and they tend to be a bad cup of coffee (yes, I am a coffee snob).

You may not realize how much you’re paying. An average priced package is $14 for 16 cups, found locally at Target. Do the math, and you’ll see you’re paying $32 per pound for this coffee (which, by the way, was likely roasted up to a year ago, then ground up and put into a non-recyclable cup). For literally half the price, you can get beans that are less than three weeks old — not to mention roasted just right and ethically sourced at your local coffee shop not named Starsucks — and save the rest of your hard-earned money for something else.

Sorry I hijacked but K-Cups are becoming way too popular for all the wrong reasons.
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I found this one on Amazon. It's pricey but it is 100% Kona.

http://www.amazon.com/Hawaii-Roaster...rds=kona+k-cup
Case in point, that is $70 for a pound of Kona coffee that was most likely made 6 to 9 months ago. For around that same price you can get 2 pounds for one of the better easy to ship Kona coffee http://www.koacoffee.com/coffeestore.html
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Thanks for the tips. I do use K-cups for the convenience - and since I'm the only one in my house who drinks coffee there's no need to brew a whole pot for it to mostly sit & go bad. Plus, even though K cups can be pricey, it's still cheaper than paying $2-$5 per day for a morning cup at a coffeehouse on my way to work.

I think I will try just buying some Kona beans & I using the refillable k cup to make it that way. I probably won't drink it as often, but it'll still be a convenient way to enjoy some Kona coffee on the weekends when I have more time.
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Thanks for the tips. I do use K-cups for the convenience - and since I'm the only one in my house who drinks coffee there's no need to brew a whole pot for it to mostly sit & go bad. Plus, even though K cups can be pricey, it's still cheaper than paying $2-$5 per day for a morning cup at a coffeehouse on my way to work.

I think I will try just buying some Kona beans & I using the refillable k cup to make it that way. I probably won't drink it as often, but it'll still be a convenient way to enjoy some Kona coffee on the weekends when I have more time.
See, I am an addict. A pot is my typical morning.
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Another thing to keep in mind, that while Kona is a bit darker, it lacks any of the bitterness that comes with dark coffee. My family just LOVES kona!
Kona is really really good....I love the strength of the taste.
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I think I will try just buying some Kona beans & I using the refillable k cup to make it that way. I probably won't drink it as often, but it'll still be a convenient way to enjoy some Kona coffee on the weekends when I have more time.
As a self proclaimed coffee snob I can attest to the delight a cup of Kona can bring. Just a note that most Kona sold as blends rather than 100% Kona, since the price per pound is higher than most origin coffees.

It sounds like you are accustomed to blends over origin roasts, so I would try and get a Kona blend locally. Might try a higher end grocery store, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's comes to mind.

If you decide to go 100% Kona I would suggest buying whole bean if you can from a local roaster, which might be incredibly hard to track down 100% Kona. Amazon is so so, but you dont know how long coffee has been sitting around—and who wants to dump a load of cash on old beans.

Alternatively, and undoubtedly my favorite option, you could order a Kona french press pot when you visit WDW at Kona Cafe. They sell the beans there too, maybe mail order from there if a trip is too expensive (that could be one expensive cup of coffee).
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