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Topic: Hawaii (18 msgs / 418 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Hi,
A colleague is going to Hawaii for a vacation. He says that he will be in a 
timeshare about 12 miles north of Honolulu (sorry I can not be more 
specific than this). Seems like several members of this list are quite 
familiar with Hawaii and I was wondering if anyone could offer suggestions 
of sources of good coffee in that area.
Thanks,
Brian

2) From: Barry Luterman
North shore has the only decent coffee house its in a strip mall in Wahiawa.
Can't remember the name But it's right down the road from the best shaved
ice on the Island. I think the shave ice place is called Hamamotos general
store. It's in all the guide books. Ask at the shave ice place. Then of
course there is my house.

3) From: Gregg Talton
The coffee shop is called Coffee Gallery of Hawaii and it's in Hale'iwa on 
the NorthShore.  Take H1 toward Scholfield Barracks and follow the signs(H1 
turns into 99 I believe) to the NorthShore. You'll also pass the Dole 
Plantation on the way.  I've had several good cups at the Coffee Gallery 
during my stay here.  Sadly I'm headed back to Birmingham tomorrow night.  
You'll also want to have a shave ice (with ice cream) at Matsumoto's- they 
are wonderful.  The Coffee Gallery is in a stip mall not far from 
Matsumoto's.
There is also a coffee house near Kailua but I haven't tried it yet.  We 
were in the area yesterday while visiting Kailua and Lanikai beach.
Tomorrow is my 36th birthday so we're celebrating by visiting the Gallery, 
snorkeling Hanauma Bay(Sharks Cove too), getting sushi  and flying twelve 
hours home.
Gregg
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4) From: Barry Luterman
I live in Kailua. Only coffee shop here is Starbucks

5) From: Gregg Talton
I can't remember road numbers but it was just out of Kailua in a building 
with a red roof... signage reads "Coffee House".  We were taking a very 
scenic route from Kailua to the Northshore and spotted the place. Could be 
like the "coffee house" on the Ala Moana that serves Folgers and pancakes.  
By the way, we loved Kailua.  While in Hawaii we've spent more time in 
Kailua than anywhere else.
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6) From: Barry Luterman
Oh that's in Kaneohe it's a pancake house. Good pancakes and Lion coffee.
Kailua is probably the best beach on the island . Great for kids and wind
surfing. No history of any shark attacks. Whale birthing grounds are just
off Lanikai, however, and sharks do get spotted then. They go after the
placentas and the stillborn. Still think the best coffee on the Island is to
be found at my house.

7) From: Andy Thomas
Lion Coffee used to be good when you could buy it
fresh from the roaster in the basement of their
Merchant St. shop, but those days are long gone. Now
its no better than every other "premium" wanna-be in
the supermarket. It's an old, sad story -- the bigger
they grew, the staler the coffee. 
Ditto, about Kailua as a great family beach. Never saw
any sharks, but I've seen a few green turtles.
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8) From: Gregg Talton
While snorkeling at Lanaki I saw several turtles, "puff" fish and even a few 
cornet fish.  It was beautiful and perfect for our family.
I have family in the Navy(Seal Team) so we visit Hawaii as often as 
possible.  I usually ship several varities of coffee I've roasted ahead of 
our visit.  I did the same this time too except my brother in law sent some 
JMB ahead of our visit.  It's tough having family in Hawaii and Jamiaca but 
I guess I'll make the sacrifice and visit thenm as often as I can.
Gregg
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9) From: Barry Luterman
Stop in for coffee next time

10) From: Zara Haimo
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I'm trying to plan a trip to Hawaii with my kids for later this summer.  =
Is there anything coffee related worth seeing or tasting on Kauai?  What =
about coffee related activities for a half day on the Big Island - I =
doubt if my kids will have patience to do coffee sightseeing for much =
longer than that.  Any recommendations on places to stay, eat, or drink =
coffee on either island?

11) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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UHHHH Anything Kona maybe?
Dennis
 
 
	I'm trying to plan a trip to Hawaii with my kids for later this
summer.  Is there anything coffee related worth seeing or tasting on
Kauai?  What about coffee related activities for a half day on the Big
Island - I doubt if my kids will have patience to do coffee sightseeing
for much longer than that.  Any recommendations on places to stay, eat,
or drink coffee on either island?

12) From:
Zara:
To do the Kona Coast for coffee right now is horrid. The highway from the airport sucks with construction to even get to the southern areas where you can find some farms open if you know where they are and the major players, Greenwell, are closed one or two days a week for buying/tours of their great spot at Captain Cook.
There is a sweet old hotel, The Manago, in Captain Cook that is wonderful for anyone, old Hawaii with internet in the "lobby" for the new world folks.
You can stay there, the family, for 50 bucks a night.
ginny
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13) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I'm trying to plan a trip to Hawaii with my kids for later this 
summer.  Is there anything coffee related worth seeing or tasting on 
Kauai?  What about coffee related activities for a half day on the 
Big Island - I doubt if my kids will have patience to do coffee 
sightseeing for much longer than that.  Any recommendations on places 
to stay, eat, or drink coffee on either island?
maybe going up to the Mountain Thunder mill on the north side is a 
good idea if you are in that vicinity, to avoid the bottlenecks in 
captain cook and such - it's a trip straight up the slope into coffee 
altitudes, and they have a good gift shop
tom
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14) From: Richard Ferguson
I was in Kona last fall and had a good time touring the Blue Sky coffee
plantation.  That was my first real introduction the magic behind coffee. 
Just be patient when driving up the mountain side to find the place.  The
signs aren't big so keep and eye out for them...http://www.konablueskycoffee.com/richard
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15) From: miKe mcKoffee
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The Kona Cultural Festival website has the itinerary for the 2005 driving
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Zara Haimo
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 2:35 PM
I'm trying to plan a trip to Hawaii with my kids for later this summer.  Is
there anything coffee related worth seeing or tasting on Kauai?  What about
coffee related activities for a half day on the Big Island - I doubt if my
kids will have patience to do coffee sightseeing for much longer than that.
Any recommendations on places to stay, eat, or drink coffee on either
island?

16) From: Mike Koenig
Zara,
On Kauai there is only the Kauai Coffee Company, which isn't quite the
quality of coffee we are used to, but it still is a working coffee
farm.  (I think it's mostly machine harvested).  It's not far from
Poipu, which is where I've stayed a few times. (the weather is the
best on the south coast)
The Big Island is BIG, so you can end up driving some distance.  If
you have the time, and want to spend more than a day, I'd recommend
seeing Volcano national park while you are there, it is an incredible
sight.  To be honest (and I'll probably lose CSA points for this) I
wouldn't make the trip to the big island just to see the coffee
plantations in Kona,  but if you are there for other things, it's
worth stopping.
I've only been to the Big Island once, but Kauai, Maui, and Oahu
several times.  Feel free to e-mail me off-list if you have any
questions about planning.
--mike
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17) From: Michael I
I was on Maui and the BI in March, and drove around the Kona coffee farms a
bit.  The only one that I was able to get the crew to stop at was Greenwell,
which gave a good tour and tasting.  Not worth a long detour, probably, but
a good way to spend an hour or two.  
I wholeheartedly agree with Mike's suggestion below, that there is plenty on
the Big Island to warrant the trip (apart from coffee).  The volcano is
spectacular, as is much of the countryside.
Here's a link to my Hawaii gallery of pics that I took on that trip:http://mirrera.is-a-chef.com/gallery/Hawaii/index.htmlI'm not an expert -- just a tourist -- but if you have any questions, feel
free to ask off list.
-AdkMike

18) From: Homeroaster
Two weeks in Maui and it was wonderful.  Only one coffee plantation there
that I am aware of though, in Kaanapali, home of the Mighty Maui Moka bean..
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