dealskona nightingale 100% kona coffee (8 oz. bag) for…

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Sounds interesting for a kona ill try it in my new grind brew...

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Not worth the money. Weak, had to add an extra scoop to the pot and it still did not have the wonderful flavor of Kona coffee that I had in Hawaii.

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I've never had Kona coffee (not that I am going to buy this one)... but tell me, is it worth the money?

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@llamabox: Not for me---if you really want to try good coffee on the cheap, buy some green coffee beans (they store for over a year), roast them yourself (you can do it in a pan on the stove, popcorn popper, or in the oven) and have FRESH coffee. You won't believe the difference!!! And the beans will cost $4-5/lb. Look around at SweetMaria's.com or CoffeeGeek.com or others. A little more hassle, but you won't be sorry!

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@cole103: Thanks for the info. I've REALLY been wanting to roast my own by I recently got into homebrewing so it's a little tough to add another hobby. BUT it sounds simple enough.

I've been keeping an eye out for a good coffee roasting popcorn popper at thrift stores though. Have you used the pan method?

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@llamabox: Real Hawaii Kona coffee is the best coffee I ever tasted. I haven't been to Hawaii for about 10 years and would guess that the GENUINE Kona goes for $40-60 a pound if you bought it there.

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@llamabox: I've posted deals for Kona coffee before. Yes, I think that Kona is one of the best beans out there. No, I haven't tried this one. Yes, freshly roasted coffee is about the best thing on the planet, IFF you are doing it right. I've had a few popcorn popper style roasted coffees, and I didn't think much of them. I think that it's more the novelty of it, truthfully. A good roaster is a reasonable investment.

I disagree about the longevity of storing green beans, but have only anecdotal evidence for my objections. I'm very particular about coffee, but make concessions on various things due to laziness. I do miss living near any place that actually roasts decent beans, but am happy to mail order from Peet's, which roasts the night before, and ships it out the next morning.

Mmmmm, coffee. I love coffee.

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I just bought a KONA blend this morning from my grocery store. It was on sale for $5.95 a lb. That was pretty good. I'm wondering if this seemed so strong as a blend, how would 100% KONA taste? Strong?

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@bwagner54: A couple things:

* Kona is by nature a mild coffee. It excels in its balance, not it's strength.
* A "Kona blend" can contain just a single Kona coffee bean. For $5.95 a pound, I don't think you got much more than that.
* This is probably not great coffee.