At Whole Foods in Scottsdale you can get this Kona blend for $30. Oh, and speaking of Whole Foods… they have a sign on every single isle proclaiming the number of products that are local. I’m sorry to say that not a single coffee bean was from a local roaster. Sad.

No, I didn’t get it. But, now that I’m thinking about it do you have a favorite Kona Blend? Who roasts a good Kona blend locally?

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  1. Coffee Dude...

    We recently received samples, so we’ll give it a try. I’ll send off cupping notes….but understand, Kona is supply and demand, and the price is just not worth it. I can get coffee’s at a much lower price that are better.

  2. Mario

    I don’t think you looked very closely, they always have a local roaster. Don’t look in the aisles but up around where they have the roasted beans by bulk. I usually buy the local one bulk as its more affordable and great for espresso.

  3. It may not be a bad deal, first is a single estate (says Ka’ lo farms and doesnt say 10% kona like most supermarket coffees) although I didnt find a website for such estate. It is disclosed as a 100% and not a bled (unless you are refering as a blend of varietals from within a farm, in wich case still called a single estate). It is also in a pretty burlap bag.
    The real question is how fresh is from roasting. After years of researching green coffee I believe that Kona should be in a different price bracket than many other coffees and I do agree on the fact that sometimes finding other Origin coffee is a better value unless you are talking Rusty hawaiian that is not only one of the best konas but also one of the best coffees in the world. Most of the local roasters do have Kona in stock and even Konaluna coffee is based out of Arizona.

  4. Sam C.

    Xanadu Coffee will splurge for some Kona around Christmas every year.

  5. Ron Cameron

    Kona Coffee shoukd never be blended, i t is a (stand alone) coffee. It may be that the roasters in your area do not have access to enough coffee to meet the demand. Many of the best Estate Kona Coffee comes from smaller farms that only produce 400 to 500 pounds per year. Each farm has its own small taste differences, depending on many things.