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Topic: Big Island of Hawaii (7 msgs / 311 lines)
1) From: John and Emma
John, Emma, Taz, Ayla, and Nile's Spirit 
Hi All,
My wife and I are traveling to the Big Island in Feb. We have never been. I
want to visit at least one farm while we're there if not two. Any
suggestions on which ones to visit and where to buy the best cup of coffee
while we're there?
I know that just because you are there doesn't mean it is good, as has been
said in other posts. I also know this from our travels in Costa Rica.
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2) From: Early Starts
I went to Greenwell farms last year and they gave a good free tour. I
would recommend them.   Also purchased some green beans there and they
were fine but I feel like every Kona I have tried is too expensive for
nothing too special.
As far as drinking coffee, I am sure there is some good spots but we
didn't find them.
Scott
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3) From: Zara Haimo
Mountain Thunder www.mountainthunder.com is a family run coffee farm high up 
in the Kona district that gives a good tour of their processing facility. 
They will also pull you an excellent shot or make you a latte while you 
wait.  Tom has carried their greens in the past.
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4) From: Terry McVay \(rr\)
Wonderful to hear that you will be coming to the Big Island for vacation I
hope you have a great time and I would love to get a chance to meet you and
the family. I saw Zara's response and I know that there are several
homeroasters over the years that have stopped over (including Tom) and trust
that they will respond.  Although I have worked with several coffee farmers
and have been able to to help with the harvests on occasion at friends
farms, I have never 'taken a tour' and would not know what to suggest. Ditto
the coffee shops, unless I have to I don't have coffee 'out' and wouldn't
know who makes a good cup these days. At the International Market (a
collection of shops primarily for tourists) there is a coffee shop where the
owner is a roaster and has a beautiful roaster in the shop as I recall but
like most he makes his coffee wayyyy to weak for my taste.

5) From: Dave Huddle
About 10 years ago, Terry picked us up when we got off a cruise ship
and took us up into the coffee growing area.    We got to see coffee
and Macadamia trees on his friend's farm and had a great visit.    We
haven't forgotten how much we enjoyed or visit with him.
Dave & Cindy
Westerville, OH
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6) From: John and Emma
Thank you to those that have responded so far. Tom when you have an
opportunity I'd love to hear from you.
Terry my wife and I would love that opportunity to meet while we are there
and have a visit. You can contact us at jehorchik
John H.

7) From: Bryan, Compass Coffee
You'd probably be hard pressed to find better coffee than what Pete used to=
 win the USBC.  Check out Rusty's and KC+T.
 
Bryan Wray
Compass Coffee
Bryan
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Thank you to those that have responded so far. Tom when you have an
opportunity I'd love to hear from you.
Terry my wife and I would love that opportunity to meet while we are there
and have a visit. You can contact us at jehorchik
John H. =


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