Kona coffee, is it really that good?

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by abefroman, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. abefroman

    abefroman

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    Kona coffee, is it really that good?

    If so where is a place to buy it online?

    Is the Kona blend for $8.99 sold in the local supermarket any good?

    Will recipes calling for coffee taste better if I use Kona as opposed to say Folgers? :bounce:
     
  2. redace1960

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    kona is like a fuller medium roast columbian. its a matter of personal taste, though; any coffee is only as good as the roast. much as i hate to toot their horn, you can always rely on starbucks to have well-roasted beans. i make a xmas cookie with their french roast that is better than....!
    for gods sake avoid flavored coffees like the very plague.
     
  3. pierre

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    i spent a week in Kona, HI a few years ago. each morning i would walk out to the main road where there was a fellow selling fresh brewed Kona coffee from a little cart. i can still recall how awesome it was and thinking to myself " so this is what all the fuss is about!"

    i also remember trying some poi and saying, "this tastes like paste!"
     
  4. chefa1a

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    have a few friends from hawaii

    and thats what they always bring back Kona-Macadamia nut coffee which is wicked

    and macadamia-chocolate truffle with are addicting

    if you have a starbucks palette you'll like their dark roasts

    as far as recipes a I was going to do a frozen kona coffee pie to upscale an old recipe i used to do with coffee ice cream

    as long as its worked in you price why not??????