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Topic: Hawaii trip (11 msgs / 236 lines)
1) From: MichaelB
My son won his company Holiday raffle - 2 free air tix to anywhere in the
US. He has always wanted to go to Hawaii and he's taking me with him. March
2 - 10. While it will be mostly about things he wants to do (SCUBA diving,
exploring volcanic parks, visiting Pearl Harbor, etc.) he will give me a
couple of days for coffee pursuits. Have any of you been lucky enough to go?
And have experience with coffee related activities at that time of year?
What to see and do? Where to stay? Etc. Any ideas and advice will be
appreciated.
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MichaelB

2) From: Barry Luterman
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I should be home then give me a call and I will have you over for coffee =
at my home.

3) From: Michael Dhabolt
Michael,
Barry would be my first phone call...and poker would not be on the itinerary
;~)
Mike (just plain)

4) From: Barry Luterman
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Waiting for you to come for the game . I have my eye on your Astoria

5) From: Eddie Dove
Chicken, chick, chick, chick, chickeeeeen!
Eddie
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6) From: Paul Carder
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Michael, I've never been to Hawaii, but here's a coffee pursuit you =
might want to look into. One of the Quality Control managers where I =
work has a sister and brother-in-law,  Nancy and Jonathan Seachrist, who =
own a small KONA farm, doing all the work themselves. They live there =
and enjoy having visiitors. They also have a rental available for =
vacationers. I was also told sometime back that Jonathan may be starting =
a scuba diving instruction school. Don't know if that's come to pass =
yet.  Here's the web site:http://www.makahikifarms.com/ They only list =
roasted KONA, but I have contacted them and bought greens before. I hope =
this helps.
Regards, Paul Carder

7) From: Gil Brandenburg
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If you're going to be on the big island, Greenwell farms gives an excellent
tour and tasting of all of their roasts.
 
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US. He has always wanted to go to Hawaii and he's taking me with him. March
2 - 10. While it will be mostly about things he wants to do (SCUBA diving,
exploring volcanic parks, visiting Pearl Harbor, etc.) he will give me a
couple of days for coffee pursuits. Have any of you been lucky enough to go?
And have experience with coffee related activities at that time of year?
What to see and do? Where to stay? Etc. Any ideas and advice will be
appreciated. 
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8) From: Barry Luterman
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You do realize they wholesale coffee??

9) From: MichaelB
Barry,
I appreciate your offer and will be in touch, FWIW I drink coffee but don't
play poker. My son plays poker but doesn't drink coffee. Just to be safe
think I'll plan to visit you while he is underwater  :-).
Paul, Gil, others,
Thanks for the links sent so far. I didn't mean to be the insitigator of
inappropriate posts. Personally I think that most of us are happy to have
Sweet Maria's do the tasting, selecting, and buying for us. I'm just looking
forward to seeing coffee in its natural habitat. So please send
additional Hawaii coffee ideas if you have any, but offline if in doubt
about list rules.
Thanks.
(Go Eagles!!!)
On 1/7/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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MichaelB

10) From: miKe mcKoffee
(Sorry for not getting back to your off List request for info', been hectic
then sick, and yes sometimes just don't feel like playing tour guide:-)
 
On the Big Island agree Greenwell very good place to tour. Ate my first
coffee cherry there! (Including biting into the seed aka green coffee bean
when warned not to.) Unfortunately likely won't be able to see much of the
processing stages that time of year. Here's a driving tour of Kona Coffee
related stuff put together by the Kona Cultural Festival.http://www.konacoffeefest.com/drivingtour.html If there's any Kona you've
purchased and loved I'd try to visit them too! Another must visit would be
the Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm (listed in the
driving tour)
FWIW stay away from any "Bad Ass Kona" location for anything Kona related.
They do have great Donkey Balls however! For a decent cup, be it espresso or
otherwise, try out Lava Java in Kailua-Kona. Not much else I can
recommend...
Since your time is very limited I'd suggest staying in South Kona district
rather than tight in Kailua-Kona since much closer to Volcanoes. Many Condo
rentals available or maybe stay at a Coffee Farm B&B like Lion's Gate. 
 
Debi & I most highly recommend the Coffee Shack as a "Must Visit" for either
breakfast or lunch or both! Aloha Angel Cafe also very good for same.
 
Oahu wise obviously you must stop by and visit Barry's Brewtus, Pearl
Harbor, Waikiki Beach main drag etc.! Also I most highly recommend allotting
a minimum one full day and visit the Polynesian Cultural Center on the other
side of Oahu.http://www.polynesia.com/
If you're going to be doing a lot of paid activities I recommend spending a
couple hours your first day on each Island visiting a "Tourist Center", aka
Time Share sales center. You can then get most all you activities half price
be it Luau, scuba, parasailing, helicopter tour etc. Can saved may hundreds
$$$ that way. Heck twice even got $200 cash for attending (after we'd
already attended a different one so didn't need the activity discounts) But
since sounds like it'll be you and your son don't know if it'll work
(without spouses).
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of MichaelB
	Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 11:48 AM
	To: homeroast
	Subject: +Hawaii trip
	
	My son won his company Holiday raffle - 2 free air tix to anywhere
in the US. He has always wanted to go to Hawaii and he's taking me with him.
March 2 - 10. While it will be mostly about things he wants to do (SCUBA
diving, exploring volcanic parks, visiting Pearl Harbor, etc.) he will give
me a couple of days for coffee pursuits. Have any of you been lucky enough
to go? And have experience with coffee related activities at that time of
year? What to see and do? Where to stay? Etc. Any ideas and advice will be
appreciated. 
	
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	MichaelB

11) From: MichaelB
miKe,
Useful advice here. Thanks!
On 1/8/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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MichaelB


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