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10. "Kona" in relation to coffee is an appelation of origin
Wed Aug 2, 2017, 02:06 PM
Aug 2017


Kona coffee is the market name for coffee (Coffea arabica) cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Only coffee from the Kona Districts can be described as "Kona".


Because of the rarity and price of Kona coffee, some retailers sell "Kona Blends". These are not a combination of different Kona coffees, but a blend of Kona and Colombian, Brazilian, or other foreign coffees. Usually they contain only the minimum required 10% Kona coffee and 90% cheaper imported beans.


So, I'm talking about Kona coffee. Obviously, anyone's Kona blend could consist of 90% "whatever" and vary wildly. You'll note that the package you pictured states that it is a "blend".

KONA coffee... [View all] yuiyoshida Aug 2017 OP
I used to be able to get a 3lb. Kona blend for $11 at Costo, but not for the last few months. AJT Aug 2017 #1
OUR Safeway sells KONA BLEND now... yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #2
In my yute... yallerdawg Aug 2017 #3
i would love to try yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #5
The Best! Blue Owl Aug 2017 #4
Only one coffee.... CherokeeDem Aug 2017 #6
Generally weak jberryhill Aug 2017 #7
are you talking about the blend? yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #9
"Kona" in relation to coffee is an appelation of origin jberryhill Aug 2017 #10
Jesse Colin Young grows and sells that stuff DFW Aug 2017 #8
I'm not big on Kona Major Nikon Aug 2017 #11
I only drink Colombian coffee, so I haven't tried Kona FakeNoose Aug 2017 #12
Our local Safeway carries it yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #13
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