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Topic: Subject:,RE: +The Power of Kona Coffee: A Bad News ==> Good News Story (8 msgs / 172 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
It's the new math...  No matter how big the cup, how many grounds per pound,
Kona still is overpriced and overesteemed - but the real issue is in the
land of Pineapple and coconuts, they won't let an organization select a
coffee...
Shame.  Seems like CONTROL to me.
Brett
  Who didn't like Harar either....
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Standard US Restaurant/Hotel measure is 6oz for a "cup" of coffee, as in how
many cups to an URN etc. And then there's Euro cups as in Bodum "3 cup"
press pot which is 12oz. Regardless as calculated by the cup be it us
measuring 8oz cup or other the price is not IMO exorbitant.
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3) From: Dave Kvindlog
Brett,
While I agree with your point that the Ironman organization should be
allowed to freely select whatever coffee they desire, there are a few points
to consider.  The event is probably (co)sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce, Visitors Bureau, or some other tourism organization that also
shares the responsibility to keep Hawaii sold -- including Kona coffee.
Could be they were caught in a quandary.  Sell someone's preferred coffee or
stay loyal to selling Hawaii?  Kona wins.  You've got to visit Hawaii to
understand.  I appreciate how they've maintained their traditional island
charm without succumbing to the same-ness of a Walmart society.
I'm not partial to Kona personally, and I kinda wonder if all the fuss was
started by the naturally higher price.  That is, higher prices must mean
higher quality.  While this is sometimes true, island living has a higher
cost of living.  Milk is 2-3 times more expensive over there.  Could be the
same reason Kona is more expensive?  Of course, that's only one possible
reason Kona started to be more expensive.  I don't really know.  Higher
prices mean higher quality, right?  And higher quality drives higher
demand.  Once the higher demand was established for Kona, and with the
limited supply, the higher price is thus sustained.
So Ironman sells Kona to sell Hawaii and keep the island charm, there's not
much of it to go 'round, the law of supply and demand makes it expensive,
and some folks like it.  Not me.  I prefer Guatemalan coffees.
Dave
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4) From: Brett Mason
I must have gotten it wrong ... website indicates Ironman selected
Guatemala....http://www.mdotcoffee.com/theBeans.htmlSimple Capitalism wins...
  at least I hope so!
Brett
On 10/13/07, Chris Hardenbrook  wrote:
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5) From: MichaelB
They selected Guat but will not sell it or promote it in Kailua Kona. Sounds
like if the Ironman folks had this decision to make over again they might do
it differently; unless, of course, they decide to run their next event in
Guatemala.
"We made a mistake in the announcement but our lapse in judgement was not
malicious.  As a goodwill measure, we have removed the M-dot coffee from all
local retail locations and will not move forward with related promotional
activities. We, at Ironman truly hope that you are able to forgive us for
our mistake."
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6) From: Brett Mason
Well said, Michael...
Read the "About Us"  section of their website.  After apparent careful
worldwide review, they realized they were Guatemalan, and as such, picked
one...
Ahah - the motivations....
Brett
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7) From: Rich
And, Ironman could just as easily hold the next Kailua Kona, Hawaii event in San Luis Obispo, CA
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From: MichaelB
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 13:59:32 -0400
They selected Guat but will not sell it or promote it in Kailua Kona. Sounds like if the Ironman folks 
had this decision to make over again they might do it differently; unless, of course, they decide to run 
their next event in Guatemala. 
"We made a mistake in the announcement but our lapse in judgement was not malicious.  As a 
goodwill measure, we have removed the M-dot coffee from all local retail locations and will not move 
forward with related promotional activities. We, at Ironman truly hope that you are able to forgive us 
for our mistake." 
On 10/13/07, Brett Mason  wrote: I must have gotten it wrong ... website 
indicates Ironman selected Guatemala....http://www.mdotcoffee.com/theBeans.htmlSimple Capitalism wins...
  at least I hope so! 
Brett 
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8) From: Eddie Dove
Coffee Ginny ... coffee.
;-)
Eddie
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