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Bucket List: Kona Coffee

I have to go to Hawaii at some point in my life, I want to see the Marrie Monarch festival, a luao, and of course – try Kona coffee.

I’m adamant that I will get to Hawaii one day, but that day is not in the foreseeable future for the time being. I took to Amazon to curb the craving to do something on my bucket list, and found a Kona blend coffee.

Only coffee from the Kona district can be called Kona coffee and it’s unique due to the volcanic soil, as this is such a small area this naturally means the coffee is quite rare and therefore expensive. Only pure Kona coffee can be called Kona coffee, due to the price and small supply, many coffee brands offer “Kona blends” which have to have at least 10% Kona coffee and the rest is coffee sourced elsewhere. I knew I didn’t want to try the real deal until I get to Hawaii in person so a Kona blend seemed like a good option.

a cup of kona coffee

I got Good as Gold’s coffee pods which were basically coffee teabags and it’s so handy so I’ll definitely be bringing them around in my bag for on-the-go. Although the packaging they come in make them look like big condoms so its gonna be awkward whipping them out in college.

It was pretty good coffee but I’d imagine it doesn’t taste just like the real deal. It wasn’t very acidic, had a deep flavour, and didn’t make me feel like I was going to have a heart attack – which is important for me as I have a very low caffeine tolerance.

It wasn’t the best cup of coffee of my life, but it was one of the better ones – but that standard isn’t very high as I’m not blessed enough to live somewhere with good coffee like in New York.

I’ll keep drinking it and probably buy again when I run out.  (I accidentally burst the coffee teabag by pushing it to the side of the cup like I do with tea so maybe don’t do that because the cup was full of coffee grounds – but they made a good face scrub!)

Kona Coffee coffee pods with a cute pineapple ornament and a colourful mug

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