What people are saying; Unsolicited Comments from Our Valued Customers
6/7 - Wonderful place! We really enjoy the view! People
are really nice and welcoming. Thanks! Dominique@ Isabelle - Canada, QC
6/7 - All the way from Bay City MI. Thank you for the
caffeine fix! Just Married! Craig @ Michelle
6/7 - Fantastic dark roast - thank you! Share + March -
6/7 - Michael @ Patricia Hill - Enjoyed the coffee tour, good
6/6 - Great tour learned a lot about the coffee process. Love
Kona Joe.Deb + Chris Illinois
6/6 - Thank
you Dr Joe for our very special tour - what a treat. We love Kona Joe Coffee!
Rachelle Hedges & Zoe Moore - Los Angeles
6/6 - Had a lot of fun ! the tour was splendid and very
informative J Thanks Ovidiu J Kelsey
6/6 - Absolutely tremendous tour and coffee JammerS +
Tricia Bandy- Rio Rancho ,NM
6/6 - Sooo Good... What we bought won't last long.Ovidiu
is wonderful. You are so lucky to have him here! Wonderful gift shop too, fun
stuff ,will recommend to friends back home J Tricia
6/6 - Awesome service I would come again and tell others
about Kona Joe's ,Romulus treated us good!
6/5 - Thank you for a wonderful tour! Sue + Steve - Denver, Co
6/5 - What great coffee! San Diego ,CA
6/4 - Excellent + informative tour! Ovidiu is an
excellent tour guide
us a lot of educational information! Thank you! We
enjoyed every second of it! Reena + Freddy - Seattle, A
6/4 - Best coffee ever, Ash & Steph - CA
6/4 - Thanks for sharing your delicious coffee and warm
Rob & Elaine Matoushek
6/4 - Delicious Coffee, beautiful grounds, thanks so much.Candee
6/3 - Great products - friendly people - good prices. Thanks
Davon + Lory - LA,CA
6/3 - Thanks Ovidiu! What a wonderful place + delicious
tastes @ Kona Joe
6/3 - Fabio and Kennedy are amazing! I learned so much
about coffee, who knew medium roast had the most caffeine.Kelleen
6/2 - Thank you for the great coffee and good info. Laura
6/1 - Matt & Megan Blaylock - awesome coffee!
5/22 - Samantha Toole & Erin Fredrick's - Tulsa,OK -
OMG chocolate covered beans! Your Romanian Guide is wonderful! Thank you!
5/22 - Ron & Stephanie Kurt - great coffee
5/22 - Grace Seelye - British Columbia, A the coffee is
5/18 - Had lots of fun with great coffee! Thanks ,The
5/18 - Jackie and Bill - Uteca,NY wonderful taste!
5/18 - One of my favorite places on the island of Hawaii
and the absolute best coffee in the world! Always friendly when we visit, I'll
always love Kona Joe! -Josh, Lake Forest, A
5/17 - Judy Breen,Manchester,NH enjoyed the beautiful
place and coffee
5/17 - Really a fun place - good coffee also!! Dan &
5/17 - Thank you for a great tour Irina!
JOEY & BEALE
5/15 - This is our 2nd
visit to Kona Joe. We are loaded up with coffee beans to take back to Australia. Rob
& Michelle. We will be back.
5/15 - We are on our honeymoon and 1st
visit to Kona Joe's. Yummy coffee and picked up coffee for the road. Cheers
- Richard & Sophie Conn
5/14 - 1st time here + the 1st
coffee I have black! Great stuff
5/12 - John & Jen Cifolli honeymooning happily in
coffee heaven.Mahalo . NJ
5/3 - Allen & Farrellynn Wolf, Andover- Kansas Great
tour! Excellent product!
5/2 - Best place on the whole island - Ireene & Jeff,Alberta,Canada
4/24 - Beautiful property, delicious coffee & knowledgeable
visit. Bonnie Galus,Brier-WA
4/22 - Wonderful coffee ! Dave & Kim - OR
4/22 - Wonderful coffee!! Teri,Bill,Anthony & Victoria. Maryland
4/20 - Great coffee + gift bag! Jack & Sharon
4/20 - Coffee is wonderful ! Thanks! Ruthann
4/20 - Great coffee & coffee beans- Lynn
4/19 - Tina Maier -Yummy chocolate covered coffee beans
and same with the coffee
4/18 - Jerry & Paula Virzi,Elk Grove, A -Great dark
4/17 - Wonderful tour! Great coffee. Teri & Jim from
4/17 - It's a lovely spot! We came, we saw, we drank!
Leona & Joyce -Vancouver, Canada
4/16 - Randy, Bobbie & Kat Barton, Tulsa- OK Great coffee, great
hostess. Nothing but 1st
4/11 - Great tour! Great coffee! Lindsey - Winnipeg
4/11 - Great coffee! 2nd
visit.Defenetely will return. Kathy & Mark
4/10 - This was soo cool, beautiful location,enjoyable,knowledgeable
tour, will always think of you when enjoying Kona Coffee. Debbie & Donna
4/8 - All we heard about Kona Joe's is right on!
Enjoyed! Mahalo, Randy & Sharon Thomas -Barabou WI
4/6 - Super ! Enjoy everything -Joanne Russell
4/6 - Thanks for the education Janet-Strafford,CT
4/5 - Wonderful! The coffee will keep us warm during the
cold Canadian winters-Ellen MacDonald, Dawson City,Yukon,Canada
Just wanted to drop a note to say that my family and I
enjoyed visiting your plantation in Kona very much.
Great tour, great facility, and wonderful people. And the coffee!
Simply the best I have ever had. Smooth,
naturally sweet, really the first coffee I could ever drink black.
My family and I recently spent more than a week on the Big Island of Hawaii.
We made out way to Kona Joe's coffee plantation where coffee is grown on
trellises......something apparently new and different for coffee. We had a very
interesting tour and enjoyed the gift shop and coffee tasting area. But the best
part of the whole visit was the wonderful coffee. I've always heard of Kona
coffee but had no idea how wonderful the taste. After spending a few more days
and drinking more coffee from other growers, we realize Kona Joe is really on to
something that makes this coffee so delicious. Don't miss the chance to taste
December 02, 2007
by MJ Dobbins in Renton, WA
We received the correct bags of coffee in just a couple of days like you said
on the phone. We gave our daughter and her husband the other gift box for
Christmas and they love it. Congratulations on your awards, your coffee is so
good we can't stand any other coffee. It has such a wonderful flavor with no
bitterness. It is so smooth. I am sitting here drinking a cup right now as I am
writing you, wishing we were still in Kona, it is 25 degrees here right now in
Denver. Oh well, at least I can drink my coffee and dream of Hawaii.
Have a wonderful New Year
We shopped till we dropped while visiting your store..
Very happy to say..."it was good till the last of my beans were
grinded" Nothing compares!! My tasted buds are in a frenzy without your
coffee...I will be ordering soon...
Hello, and happy new year. My husband and I were in Kona just a month ago,
and walking/exploring the area around your plantation and finding your coffee
was one of the good highlights of our time on your island.
We visited your plantation this past spring and had a wonderful time there.
We also brought back lots of coffee that we love! It is the best coffee we've
ever tasted! Thanks so much. Have a wonderful day!
I just received my order of the Trellis reserve. Thanks for the quick service
(delivery to Perth, Australia in a week!). The coffee is delicious just how I
remembered great Kona coffee to be from the last time I had it years ago!
Aloha Brotha Joe Da Coffee King...I have a request dat you Celebrate your
Queen Deepa by putting her art on Ur coffee cups. Went looking for it in the
store but No!!...We should be able to collect her art in a way that compliments
every Loving Kona Cupful...*Yea?" Aloha Nui Loa...
Mahalo! Great Coffee. I am so hooked that since I have been back home, only
Kona Joe Medium Roast is acceptable! I have 2 more 8 ounce bags to go through
and then I will order.
Hi from Dave in Australia.....we were in Kona last Christmas and came to your
farm of coffees....love the taste....we are opening a beach cafe in northern
N.S.W. in Australia.....1000 klm's north of Sydney....a little village called
Pottsville.....can you supply us your products over here in Australia....hope
We visited your plantation on March 18 and were totally impressed by your
process of growing and the beauty of your farm. We were also greeted by a young
woman named Salena in the gift shop and must tell you, she is quite an
ambassador for your company. We enjoyed her so much.
I have so enjoyed your dolphin chronicles - - please do tell what happened
afterwards? - I continually refresh the story as I love keeping that mindset
what was the great work that the whales referred to? Thank you.
I visited your farm last winter and loved the poster that had all the reasons
why you should drink coffee. could you please email me that poster , it would
make my day!
Please let your mother (mother-in-law) know my mission for my one day in Kona
was to buy and try your coffee and I did both. Absolutely delicious. I sat
beside your mother on the flight to Kona from HNL and thoroughly enjoyed her
We have been back just over a week from our holidays and just getting back
into the rhythm of things.
I wanted to say hello and thank-you for your wonderful hospitality. I'm so
glad that our paths have crossed.
I made up little pkgs. of your coffee that we brought back and gave it out to
all our employees.
I am now using Medium Roast Trellis Grown Kona Joe Coffee. I bought it at
Dean and Deluca in Manhattan, but I can't always get there so I like to order it
straight from you. Thank you!
I did an internet search, prompted by a gift from a dear friend, who lives on
the Big Island, where he is a real estate broker. He sent me a sack of Kona Joe
Coffee recently and I love it!
While we were in Kona recently we went to your coffee location. We loved it
and noticed that in the material it said you were interested in expanding and
finding franchise operators. My husband and I would really like to explore this
idea further. Could you please contact me regarding owning a Kona Joe's in
Orange County, California.
When we visited you in 2006 we were hooked! We have since traveled to other
parts of the world where they claim to have the best coffee! You are still at
the top! See you next year!
Good Morning Deepa and Joe-
We brewed a pot of your coffee in the office this morning and I wanted to
share with you that the office staff thought the coffee was excellent.
Most Kona coffee's have a bite and bitterness to it but your coffee was
excellent with a smooth and full body taste to it! In fact our accountant
mentioned that she already had two cups and how wonderful your coffee is.
I can understand why you are winning all the awards!
Jane H. Hilo, HI
Got home, got the FED-EX (you shouldn't have, really, they went so fast that they tried
to deliver on Friday and we weren't back yet, but tried again and got it
yesterday <<smile>>), and brewed some decaf last night.....heavenly!
So glad I found you. We'll be sure to visit on our next trip "home" to Kailua-Kona and just
scoot down the road to you. Just wanted to say: You guys are GREAT!
C & R Virgilio; Clarksville, MD
A friend brought back a bag of your signature medium roast from a recent trip.
It was the best coffee I've ever tasted, so I wanted to order some online.
This was the first time I ordered from you.
Not only did the coffee come exactly how I ordered it, you upgraded it to FedEx @ no charge
and included some beautiful Holiday cards and a personal note that said Happy Holidays.
Truly unexpected, wonderful service....oh, and same excellent coffee!
I will recommend Kona Joe Coffee profusely.
Mahalo & Happy Holidays to you all @ Kona Joe,
My wife and I really enjoy the coffee we get from your place. We recently purchased a
Barista cappuccino maker from Starbucks. I have now perfected what we call the "Hawaiian
cappuccino" this consists of a double shot of espresso grind Peaberry Kona Joe coffee,
which I enjoy grinding myself, a shot of Kahlua and topped with frothy steamed milk.
Add one teaspoon raw Hawaiian sugar and stir. You then have the perfect Hawaiian cappuccino!
A very happy customer,
Daniel Pokorny; Oviedo, FL
Aloha- Oh boy - I spent 3 years of my childhood on Oahu. Statehood came when I was there!
My parents drank Kona coffee and I sipped once in awhile and filed that taste. When we
returned to the mainland it was not easy to find Kona coffee and I drifted to tea. I
would try coffee and things that purported to be Kona "blends" and nothing- then I needed
to have decaf . Kona decaf "no never heard of any" was the answer. Finally (after hours on
the internet and years looking) I tried the Kona Joe Decaf with only what I read on the
site for faith support. Well that and the fact that we are involved in the wine business
here in CA and trellis seemed to resonate!
BOY am I HAPPY finally I put the cup to my lips (today when it arrived) and THERE it was -
that taste of my childhood!
Many thanks Mahalo
J. O. Pebble Beach, CA
Thanks, Joe! As you already know, your coffee is absolutely the best anywhere, such that
I purchased a roaster that is used ONLY for green beans from your farm. Hope to meet you
both someday, Deepa is always so kind over the phone.
Penei ka ‘ölelo a Joe@konajoe.com:
Aloha Glenn, Hilo HI
I have received your famous Kona Joe coffee. It is with great pleasure to savour the coffee
as instructed. Kona Joe Coffee has certainly lived up to its Blue Ribbon award for Best New
Roasted Coffee. I can never taste such wonderful coffee here in Singapore. I would like to
thank you for a wonderful experience.
L. Teo, Chaichee, Singapore
First of all congratulations to you and Joe et al!
Second, this is deja vu...the last two 'favorite' vintages Nora and I
discovered were subsequently 'discovered' by the hoi polloi...with
concomitant price rises to boot.
Guess it's your win and my loss :-)
Keep up the great work! Ah, I'll still buy it...it IS the best I've ever had.
B. Norcross, Atlanta GA
Congratulations! We always knew you were the best.
E. Hift MD, Miami FL
I agree that your trellis reserve is the best Kona coffee I've ever had!! It was much
sweeter and nuttier tasting than the regular Kona Joe. I just ordered another 8 oz.
bag and look forward to ordering more in the future.
D. Hornick, Solon OH
Your coffee is the absolute best (I could have told the judges that.) Again, I am so very
With the increase in your sales, please make sure to set aside about 50 pounds per year for
my little company and other companies who are now hooked on your coffee.
D. Older, Eden Prarie MN
Congratulations to Kona Joe Coffee and both you and Joe--I know by walking all over the
farm shooting pictures how much hard work and thought went into this--It really is a mind
boggling thought that in the short time you have been on this project to win an award that
is coveted by coffee growers all over the world--I'm happy to be involved with it even in
my small way--
M. Allen, Kona HI
Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
Competition is keen with so many companies participating in the category. The concept of
trellising is also done in Japan for their most prized fruit, for the same reasons you
trellis. The Tottori area has ALL Japan pears trellised and I believe the Aoyama apples
(priced between $2.50 - $7.00 per fruit) are also grown in this fashion.
N. Nagai, University of Hawaii - Manoa
College of Tropical Agriculture
I received 1/2 pound and I drank it in like a week.. I turned into one of those crazy
coffee people you always see with a cup of coffee in their hand.. but then when it was
gone.. I had to drink my moms coffee (Folgers crystals garbage) and that's when I
realized how good the Peaberry coffee was.. every morning I would complain, and my parents
got sick of it :) they said "just go buy your own coffee, and leave us alone"
M. Lyon, Payson UT
I'm so happy to hear of your success at the SCAA. The trellis story on your website is most interesting. I look forward to following the story as the trees mature and you enter the maintenance pruning stage. I'd like to visit during the next year's pruning season.
Congratulations and good luck,
S. Bittenbinder, Univ of Hawaii Ag Dept
You deserve the blue ribbon!. Your coffee is superb!
S Graham, MD Ketchum, ID
Congrats!! You do have the best coffee in the world!
E.Monroe, Newport Beach CA
1st Place-- Congratulations!!! We all know you have a great product, but your personal
work ethic, EXCELLENT human relation skills, & just overall positive vibes & good
karma also put you on the most deserving for this award. D.Claxton, Las Vegas NV
Congratulations on your success but most of all on your ability to reap the gifts of the earth and to share your knowledge through your storytelling and your paintings!
I spent the last 3/4 hour reading through your website. It made me so desirous of a cup of your coffee and a walk in your ocean that I wanted to take a trip to Hawaii
B. Zapalo, Cyberspace
Wow! This is wonderful!!!! I am now even more convinced of what a great product Kona Joe is--- and yes, I do want Kona Joe!
Shelby New York, NY
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon victory in Miami. With your new trellis method of
growing coffee, I would say Kona Joe Coffee is the "Toast of the Roast"!
D. Zeligs Esq, Long Beach CA
Congratulations on your award. It is well deserved!!! You know I am a believer.
C. Fuller, West Chester PA
Fantastic! Congratulations on your award. It is the result of your vision and hard work.
Andy, Honolulu HI
Congratulations....and keep up the excellent work! Your efforts are
reflected in the wonderful product you market. There is a good cup of
coffee, and then there is a Kona Joe cup of coffee--it is most enjoyable.
D. Connelly-Sharp Dyer IN
Congratulations from the Alioto Law Firm. Your coffee is delicious. We know
first hand. How marvelous that you won the Blue Ribbon. What a coup!
P. Gordon, San Francisco, CA
Congratulations, and well deserved!!
C. Gibbs Crestline CA
Paradise Mtn Coffee and Ambex Roasters.
You have taken the art to a new level. I think you are growing the best product in the
industry, I will continue chatting up Kona Joe to all of my buddies in the food industry.
J. Childers Torrance, CA
Congratulations! What an honor, but justly deserved as I, a new and
converted "Kona Joe" fan can attest.
S. Bryer, Long Beach CA
Thank you so much for the coffee and beautiful card. It totally made my day and my
volunteers after being out in the field for 10 hours tracking whales. Your coffee is
wonderful and if you and your family are ever in the Pacific Northwest, please let me
introduce you to my dolphin friends (J, K and L killer whale pods).
Thedolite Killer Whale Tracking Study
San Juan Island, Washington
Your service is excellent. So, of course, is the
coffee. I've always wondered how the phrase "a cup of joe" came to mean a cup of really
good coffee. Now I know. Thanks much and you'll be hearing from us regularly. Can we
place a standing order?
M.& G. Washburn, Queensland Australia
Back for more of your wonderful coffee. Have most of the other companies around me hooked
on your coffee also
D. O. from Eden Prairie, MI
My English is not very good. Just to let you know how we are happy we got a fabulous
coffee. We tried peaberry kona. You say it is champagne of coffee. I really agree that.
I've never have such a tasty and fruity coffee.
S. Sogawa from Tokushima, Japan
Received the coffee today. Thanks for the order. Your art work looks wonderful. Nice to
see some reminders of the great scenery of Hawaii."
T.Vincellet, Essex Junction VT
"We serve your coffee to our clients while they are waiting in the office. You have great
D.K. from Rochester, Indiana
S.S. from Chicago, IL
"I just arrived home to all my Kona Joe coffee. Your service is the best!
Looking forward to sharing your coffee with friends and family."
J.A. from Berkeley, CA
Just a quick note to say thank-you for such extraordinary service. And most of all for
a fabulous coffee. The mornings are quite a bit more enjoyable!!"
K.&M. J. from Burleson, TX
"Please Ship Fast...I'm out!!!
J.M. from Upper Sandusky, OH
"Ground for French press, please. Love your coffee!"
T.A. from Alexandria, Virginia
"This is my second order. I've never tasted better coffee!"
B.M. from Douglas, Georgia
"I found myself desperately searching for more Dolphin Chronicles as I enjoyed your java.......
wish you would print more. Thanks for the entertainment and enlightenment."
M.L. from Payson, UT
Repeat customer, excellent coffee!! The nectar of the gods.!"
M.J.K. from Port Orange, Florida
"We're a very big coffee town, I'm telling everyone about your coffee and web site. Thanks!!"
J.J. from Ann Arbor, MI
"I really enjoyed my first order I received from you. Why does your coffee taste so much
better than the Kona bought in a coffee specialty store?"
T.S. from Glen Mills, PA
"I sure do love my Kona Joe Coffee......have it every weekend, usually sit on the balcony
and just enjoy the solitude and the coffee."
D.H. from Las Vegas, NV
"I love your coffee.. when I bought it, my parents said that it was "too expensive" but
if your a person like me, you don't mind paying for a good product.. the coffee was
seriously the best I've had.. I felt the service was always good and fast.. and
thank you.. it is much appreciated.
M.O. from Morris Plains NJ