"I took one star off for the price. The coffee is not so good that I'd pay double the usual price for other coffees you find on Bean Box, which are just as good or better than this blend. However, I've had Hawaiian blends before, and they were smoky
and muddy. This was definitely my favorite brew from Hawaii, as it had hints of floral
and no strong smokiness. So definitely the best Hawaiian blend I've had."
"Had the Honolulu Blend #40 from this roaster and it knocked my socks off. It was so fresh, rich, and perfectly bold. fig
ured I'd give them a shot with another roast and this one did not disappoint either. In fact, I think I might like this one even more. This roaster really is something special, wow. "
"Wonderful cup of coffee! It about $10 too expensive for me to justify buying more often but would totally recommend anyone to try! "
"My favorite coffee! Great flavor and complexity. I drink it black, it’s so good. "
"Been to Hawaii 3 times. Kona coffee is my favorite. Roxie Fox "
"The best so far! My first sip brought a smile to my face. "
"The best bean and service!"
"This is my absolute favorite coffee!"
"Great but not exceptional.. I guess it is in the fermentation method use.. "
"Bean Box coffee is always amazing. Kona is WORTH THE SPLURGE!"
"When the beans are ground,. You really get the smell of the liliko and when it’s brewed you get the smell of the coconut. It’s toasty and nutty
and a slight liliko lingering in the back when you drink it. It’s delicious!"
"One of the better Kona coffees that I have ever tasted. "
"Excellent in every way--nicely boxed and bag was well sealed. High quality beans and the taste was exceptional. I plan to buy from them--the price was reasonable for the quality."
"Grate taste, very enjoyable coffee "
"This coffee is so good that I came back and bought some more."
"Don't know if the taste or the price was the bigger turnoff. either way, not impressed"
"Years ago a friend raved about how good Kona coffee was. I wanted to try it, but it was always so expensive. I finally bought some and it was fantastic. I didn't buy it often because I wondered if it was fantastic enough to warrant the much higher cost. So when I saw that Bean Box had Kona in stock, I was interested, but hesitant when I looked at the price, but I went ahead and bought some. And it's fantastic. I can splurge on it now and then. Is it really worth the higher cost? Who's to say? But my birthday is next week, so I fig
ure it was a present to myself. And I have no regrets."
"Outstanding Kona coffee."
"Definitely a good kona. Also good as a cold brew
"The last one I had was not like the first time and not sure if this is authentic which was not my favorite bean type of all time anyway. I can't review Colombia Janer Almeida which when I tried, sold out and that was another go to. I hope it is available in the future including the past Guatemalans and Seattle Strong Bourbon Barrel Aged Brazil and some others. What happened?"
"The recipient absolutely loved the gift. Said the Kona is the best coffee he’s tasted!"
"I was disappointed with Kona, there's been so much said about the quality of this coffee I may have had my expectations set too high. Strong after taste that's hard to get past."
"background hint of anise"
"Very smooth, low acid, interesting flavor, good with cream"
"Smooth with low acidity. I grind by hand with a ROK and it feels almost 'buttery' as it goes through the grinder. Why does this matter? Because I have noticed
that beans that grind in this manner almost always have the sort of smooth taste that we like in our coffee. Add the low acidity and the result is a coffee that doesn't leave a bitter after taste. And this Kona is my wife's favorite."
"Very disappointing, whatever this was it was nothing like the coffee I had in Kona when I was there."
"I don't care for whatever the fruity citrus
taste is. I assume it's the passion fruit."
"I have loved Hawaii coffee every since we visited over 10 years ago. Coconut in my coffee had become a favorite flavor (right after chocolate
"The coffee was flat. It tasted like the beans had been wet then after grinding the beans they hoped it would smeill ok. It didn't. Off taste like ... it was like eating pistachio cake that had no flavor only the color was green to tell you it was my favorite nut. Very disappointed!"
"HI coffee is something really special, and this one does not disappoint. "
"It was a good coffee with classic taste of Kona Coffee. I have been using different kind of method / temperature / and grinding. However, I just think its a bit over price; there are a lot of coffee from bean box that are cheaper and taste better than it. The coffee itself taste very bold and solid. The flavor is strong and a little bitter . There is no much acidity in this coffee, so if you are the person who doesn't like fruity
flavor you probably will like this bag. "
"I purchased this as a birthday gift for my fiance, He loved it. I enjoyed it black. The light brown beans produce a nutty
flavorful cup. "
"The Bean Box is a fantastic company. I used them upon reading a review and decided to try them. So glad I did!! I bought Keala's 100% Kona coffee as a birthday gift for my daughter. The coffee came on time and the quality of the coffee is outstanding. The other thing I found to be a plus for a small business is they provided a user friendly tracking system. I will be buying from them again. Thanks guys and keep up the good work"
"I'm usually a huge fan of kona coffees. They're tend to be flavorful and smooth. It's one of the coffees I can drink black and still truly enjoy. This one missed the mark. It wasn't smooth and flavorful, it was harsh and the beans smelled burnt. I'm going to try adding less coffee grounds on the next cup. I was extremely disappointed $36 for 8oz is not worth it! First coffee I've gotten that hasn't measured up."
"Couldn’t wait to try it - wonderful and I even tried it iced
. I would definitely order again."
"My absolute favorite coffee and is worth the price you pay for it. I always make sure I have some to grind for special occasions or when the mood hits me for a smooth tasting coffee with no aftertaste or bite to it."
"Gave this Kona to my husband for his birthday as a special treat. "
"Lovely, light and full of flavor. This coffee is a real treat ! Bright and lively. "
"I had only a half of the bag from my first order of the season, October and always look forward to it. That bright light aromatic flavor is always great especially in the Fall and now that I have two more orders here, will enjoy into the new year. I just keep it sealed until I'm ready to grind although it has been roasted a while. I don't care, it is still good but I will brew a little stronger and see if this crop is even better in the description. "
"Delicious. Super necessary. Taking me back to Hawai'i after my first trip 4 years ago. A treat well worth the cost. "
"A wonderful Kona, one of the best I've had. Bright and acidic, yet smooth. I love this coffee and try to treat myself every once in a while."
"Delicious coffee. Such a treat. I even mix it with other coffee beans sometimes to make my own custom blend."
"Smooth finish, no need for creamer or sugar. Will be ordering another bag!"
"Great balanced coffee. Kona will always be my favorite! treat"
"Perfectly smooth Hawaiian coffee; brewed in my french press
, the coconut and fruit notes were pleasant but not overpowering."
"A pleasant light chocolate
aroma, this coffee rewards you with a smooth yet robust flavor. (pour over
"I was happy to be able to taste the toasted coconut they mention on the label. Love it!"
"Good, but not the absolute best kona I've tried. I much prefer the hapuna from keala's, very good."