Pure Kona Coffee

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Agree with the Kona growers. Kona coffee now sold in some of the big U.S. marketplaces give a bad name to pure Kona. I used to buy pure Kona 50 years ago from a friend who owned a specialty market/roastery; that’s where I got hooked on it. I had to stop regularly drinking it, though, when the price began to soar out of my reach. Having tried some of those “Kona Blends” in local stores, I quickly found that they taste nothing like the real thing.

Starbucks makes a 100% Kona Coffee whole bean. Do we trust them? I have been drinking Kona for decades, and yes, the taste differs especially with the “blends”.