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Starbucks looks to Hawaii again for coffee

  • Starbucks (SBUX) says it has a new coffee source off the slopes of Mauna Loa in the Kona region of Hawaii.
  • The company calls the coffee from the region an "extremely high quality" blend with meticulous care part of the process.
  • What to watch: The development is interesting because although Starbucks tipped off recently it wouldn't raise prices anytime soon, it's possible that it could sell new premium blends to improve margins via its mix.
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  • mister-ugly
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    As a member of the "KCFA," Kona Coffee Council," and one who has attended many Kona Coffee Festivals in November on Big Island there are hundreds of small farms with quality coffee. Unlike major coffee distributors here coffee is bold without any bitter taste. Make sure your coffee is 100% Kona there is a difference from Kaui, and mixed blends using beans of unknown origin. Difference is taste and like fine wine your tongue, smell, and taste will know difference. Expect to pay minimum $20.00 at low end to $35.00 lb. By purchasing in 5 LB. quantity you'll save on freight which is reasonable and fast by priority mail. Yes there are unique beans grown like wines selling at much higher prices. I have found from judging beans and visiting many farms the small farms with sun dried beans are high quality with the best value. Most of you will not tell difference in Peaberry beans which are finest. There are Organic farms. Beans are grown generally on slopes on lava rock at high altitudes where the weather is sunny most of the year. Mahalo!
    25 Mar, 09:18 AM Reply Like
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