Shark’s in Hilo is one of the cheaper places and they sell Kona coffee direct for $36/lb. $38 for 1.5 lbs is either a really good deal or not 100% Kona . FWIW, Kau and even Hilo coffees have been approaching or even overtaking Kona in quality ratings for the past few years.
Very Good But Not Distinctive. For what they are worth , here are my observations on the Are-Konas- Worth -It issue: Kona is not overpriced, other fine coffees are under priced. Entire societies are being torn apart by the current obscenely low prices for green coffee .
The most expensive nationwide is Honolulu , where a cup of coffee costs an average of $7.56. The costs needed to transport coffee to Hawaii is clearly passed onto the consumers in paradise.
(In the case of our ground coffee, we of course need to grind it before bagging.) In Hawaii, we pay coffee pickers between $. 80 and $. 90 per pound of ripe cherry picked, which means that between $5.60 and $6.30 of the cost of every pound of our roasted coffee is money we paid directly to the pickers.
Does Starbucks Sell Kona Coffee ? Yes, Starbucks does sell Kona Coffee .
Common Items from Hawaii ALLOWED into the U.S. Mainland, Alaska, and Guam (after passing USDA inspection) Coffee : Travelers are permitted to bring back unlimited quantities of roasted coffee or green (unroasted) coffee beans without restriction through any continental U.S. port of entry.
The fertile porous and mineral-rich volcanic soil and the climate with of sunny mornings, cloud or rain in the afternoon, little wind and mild nights make Kona Coffee a world-renowned (and also one of the most expensive kinds of) coffee .
While Kona beans, traditionally have been considered premium coffee beans, they are somewhat overrated , and let’s be frank; extremely overpriced. The success of the bean can mostly be chalked down to its brilliant marketing. The weather in Kona is great for growing coffee , for instance.
100% Kona Coffee 4 oz medium dark roast GROUND – Walmart .com – Walmart .com.
Honolulu food and drink prices USD
|Budget dinner||If you are staying within a resort you will likely pay more than these prices , but go where locals go for better deals.||10.00 – 16.00|
|Beer (pint)||There are dive bars even in Waikiki with cheap pints and happy hour specials.||4.00 – 7.00|
Kona is a world-famous origin of high-quality coffee beans in Hawaii. The best of Kona coffee results in clear, sweet, less acidic cups. Medium roasts have a variety of flavor notes with exceptional clarity. The best Kona coffee beans can even be dark roasted but they are still not bitter in taste.
The main reason as to why it is expensive is the cost of labor. Kona coffee is handpicked by our farmers pretty much all year. In other countries it cost 3 cents per pound to mechanically pick, in Kona it cost 75-85 cents per pound of handpicked coffee . Another reason is the availability of Kona coffee .
The SCA Farm Profitability Report suggests that the most economically viable, long term scenario for many farmers is to produce green coffee at a cost of less than $2.50 per pound. In Mesoamerica, for example, Promecafé notes that average export values of green coffee struggle to reach $1.70 per pound.
Each coffee plant has an annual yield of 1- 2 pounds of roasted coffee. Putting that into perspective, it takes 2,000 cherries (5 lbs) to produce one pound of roasted coffee. In one year, a two-cup-a-day drinker of coffee will consume the annual harvest of 18 coffee trees.
Nearly all use chemical fertilizers and herbicides as they are purely profit driven. Their coffees are always inspected and certified by the State. Most of their harvested coffees end up as highly profitable “ Kona Blends” to duped tourists, who believe this coffee being pure Kona beans.