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Ron_L
01-06-2011, 02:01 PM
I couple of you have asked about Kona coffee. I just received cupping notes on a very nice Kona that i can get in a couple of weeks. I'd like to know how many of you would buy some before I order any.

Cupping Notes:

1. Dry fragrance/wet aroma – Dry/Cocoa and Toffee. Wet/Milk chocolate.

2. Brightness/acidity – Medium brightness; cup appropriate.

3. Flavor/depth – Well balanced with nuts, milk chocolate and spice notes.

4. Body/mouthfeel – “Big” Kona. Medium heavy to heavy cup.

5. Finish/aftertaste – cocoa mixed with a floral taste. Very pleasant as it lingers.


I'm waiting for a shipping quote, but it looks like I can offer this coffee at $18 - $20 per bag plus the normal shipping to you.

Who wants some?

deguerre
01-06-2011, 02:14 PM
It depends on when it is available. I've had freshly roasted kona a couple times and really liked it so it would be worth that price to me but it depends on the pay period thingie.

maxwell7
01-06-2011, 02:45 PM
I assume beans , and how big is the bag?:becky:

Ron_L
01-06-2011, 03:27 PM
I assume beans , and how big is the bag?:becky:

Check out the details for all of my coffee offerings here...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98231

Scottie
01-06-2011, 03:41 PM
Mmmmmmm.... I just happen to be running out of Roastin' Ronnie's...

ChicagoSizzlin
01-06-2011, 03:58 PM
I find that some brands can call it Kona but in truth it only contains 10% Kona beans and 90% unknown beans. Have you had this brand before? Let me know Ron if its the real deal I would be interested.

HB-BBQ
01-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Ron I would like 2 bags and can paypal immediately if you get enough interest thanks.

Ron_L
01-06-2011, 05:19 PM
I find that some brands can call it Kona but in truth it only contains 10% Kona beans and 90% unknown beans. Have you had this brand before? Let me know Ron if its the real deal I would be interested.

As the thread title says, this is 100% Kona, not a Kona blend. It is not a brand, I am buying green coffee direct from the grower.

willkat98
01-06-2011, 05:43 PM
If you guys go in on the cat chit coffee, I'm all in

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ZILLA
01-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Ron, in your opinion is this coffee really that much better than others?

Ron_L
01-06-2011, 07:53 PM
Ron, in your opinion is this coffee really that much better than others?

In my opinion, yes. A good Kona is a thing of beauty. But, not all Konas are created equal. That's why I waited until I had a response from the group doing the cupping. They recommended it unanimously.

But, the real decision comes down to you and your budget. That's why I'm gauging interest. The green coffee is actually three times the cost per pound of what I normally offer, but there is no way i can charge you guys three times the roasted cost, so I'm planning on offering it at what seems like a fair price to me. Not everyone will agree :-D

txschutte
01-06-2011, 09:13 PM
I would do a bag.

ChicagoSizzlin
01-06-2011, 10:01 PM
As the thread title says, this is 100% Kona, not a Kona blend. It is not a brand, I am buying green coffee direct from the grower.


Ron you dont want to know how many bags I picked up that said 100% only to find out otherwise. I wont mention any brands but most are on Amazon. Anyways if you say this is the deal Im all in my friend. Nothing beats a good cup of this stuff. I work in oakbrook so If I can just pick it up and save on the shipping that would be great. I promise not to show up in a trench coat and socks!

mmmmeat
01-06-2011, 10:36 PM
like guerry, depending on the pay period, i'd be in for 1 at that price, ya only live once!!! and i have never had "real" kona blend or not so you better do good ronelle ;) (im sure you always do good!!)

Ron_L
01-06-2011, 11:39 PM
Ron you dont want to know how many bags I picked up that said 100% only to find out otherwise. I wont mention any brands but most are on Amazon. Anyways if you say this is the deal Im all in my friend. Nothing beats a good cup of this stuff. I work in oakbrook so If I can just pick it up and save on the shipping that would be great. I promise not to show up in a trench coat and socks!

If the bag says 100% Kona and it isn't, that illegal. Like Jamaica Blue Mountain, there are strict laws that govern the labeling for Kona. The bag may say something confusing like "100% Kona Blend", but somewhere on the bag it has to state the percentage of Kona.

But, none of that applies here since I am not buying pre-roasted coffee.

Big Poppa
01-07-2011, 08:17 AM
I would love to buy some....Its funny someone brought me a bag of Jamaica Blue Mountain and I loved it...Kona is great too

gtsum
01-07-2011, 01:55 PM
hmm...real Kona..yes, I would take a bag for sure!

Big George's BBQ
01-07-2011, 02:21 PM
I would love to try it so yes. Of course I still need to get my grinder

deepsouth
01-07-2011, 02:31 PM
i would take two bags. i notice you said it's green coffee..... woudl it be roasted when shipped? i'd hate to buy two bags and not know what to do with it.

coming up, kona imperial stout!

can paypal whenever's clever.

deguerre
01-07-2011, 02:43 PM
i would take two bags. i notice you said it's green coffee..... woudl it be roasted when shipped? i'd hate to buy two bags and not know what to do with it.

coming up, kona imperial stout!

can paypal whenever's clever.

Ron buys his beans green and does his own roasting to insure freshness as he is a true afficianado.

Looks like that's 9 with quite a few more maybes so far.

bigabyte
01-07-2011, 02:47 PM
I would be interested depending on when it is offered. I've got some of the Roastin' Ronnie's on the way already, and I would hate to have either this or what I ordered sitting around for very long.

deguerre
01-07-2011, 02:54 PM
I would be interested depending on when it is offered. I've got some of the Roastin' Ronnie's on the way already, and I would hate to have either this or what I ordered sitting around for very long.

Not a problem with me. I go through GOOD coffee like a bag of sugar donuts.

Big George's BBQ
01-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Not a problem with me. I go through GOOD coffee like a bag of sugar donuts.

me too

Bigdog
01-08-2011, 09:40 AM
I'm in Ron-O. Never tried 100% Kona. Sounds great.:cool:

Ron_L
01-08-2011, 09:58 AM
OK.... It sounds like there is enough interest to make it worth while. I'mm talk to the owner of the farm and get an order in place. Based on my schedule it will be three or four weeks before I have time to roast this, so hopefully that timing works for those of you who were concerned. Also, if this round goes well I can get more any time.

txschutte
01-08-2011, 10:01 AM
OK.... It sounds like there is enough interest to make it worth while. I'mm talk to the owner of the farm and get an order in place. Based on my schedule it will be three or four weeks before I have time to roast this, so hopefully that timing works for those of you who were concerned. Also, if this round goes well I can get more any time.

Give us a good head's up. I may be interested in a couple of bags at that time.

ChicagoSizzlin
01-08-2011, 10:37 AM
I'm not dismissing rons credentials or anything. I just got into doing the coffee thing. I'm just trying to learn a little more about it. I've purchased some off of amazon and wasnt impressed and now I know why lol.

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timzcardz
01-10-2011, 12:52 PM
Ron,

This sounds great and I would definitely be interested.

I'm not sure that I have had Kona coffee since I brought some back with me from Kona on my honeymoon, going on 25 years.

Louisiana Smoker
01-10-2011, 07:59 PM
Ron,

Put me down for 2 bags please. Please let me know what method of payment works best for you.
Thanks

CivilWarBBQ
01-10-2011, 08:39 PM
I'm in for a couple bags.

Louisiana Smoker
01-12-2011, 05:14 AM
I am in for 2 bags too

WannaBeBBQueen
01-12-2011, 08:30 AM
Ron I'd like a bag too please :D

Ron_L
01-12-2011, 08:34 AM
OK... It sounds like 20 bags so far. I'll order the coffee in the next couple of days. Based on my travel schedule I won't be roasting this until mid-Feb. I'll post a new thread here before roasting to remind everyone.

Thanks!

NeoTrout
01-12-2011, 10:01 AM
Capt. Ron. I would also like a bag, if possible. Thanks.:cool:

frognot
01-12-2011, 08:33 PM
If not too late, i'd like a bag too. Received the Holiday Blend 2010 today & it is primo stuff.

bigabyte
01-12-2011, 09:36 PM
Two bags for me too please, if there is any room left. The 2 bags I have now won't last too long, especially since I'm sharing some with others who may in turn buy more from you on future offers.:thumb: Do you need PM's and all that now, or after you get the beans in?

Ron_L
01-12-2011, 09:40 PM
Once I get the beans and roast it then I'll get payment info, etc.

nthole
01-12-2011, 10:08 PM
I'm more a fan of the Kauai coffee actually. I had it when in Kona...which is strange. Very hard to get here. Significantly more mild though.

Gore
01-13-2011, 07:30 AM
Hi Ron, ecode and I want Kona. I think we'd prefer the green beans though as we have a roaster. I don't know what your pricing is for that and I'm too lazy to search. :rolleyes:

big brother smoke
01-13-2011, 07:55 AM
After sipping my Holiday Blend this morning, I am down :cool:

Ron_L
01-13-2011, 10:03 AM
Hi Ron, ecode and I want Kona. I think we'd prefer the green beans though as we have a roaster. I don't know what your pricing is for that and I'm too lazy to search. :rolleyes:

You have PM.

Ashmont
01-13-2011, 10:39 AM
One bag for me! I will use it in the work kerfee fund that I run. It will be a treat for them (actually me) They drink rock gut....

ChicagoSizzlin
01-29-2011, 07:56 AM
Ron I have a Bunn coffee maker this ok to use for this? Just wondering what's the best way to make it?

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Ron_L
01-30-2011, 09:54 AM
Bunn coffee makers are among the few that actually brew at the right temperature, so it should be fine.

Big George's BBQ
01-30-2011, 10:07 AM
I am still interested. Have not received my grinder yet. Ordered it on the 14th. Looks like I am supposed to get it tomorrow

deepsouth
02-23-2011, 07:15 AM
whoops. got my payment sorted today. i haven't checked email or paypal in a few days. sorry.

Ron_L
02-23-2011, 07:36 AM
No worries... The coffee is ready to go but the P.O. didn't deliver my padded bags as expected, so I am waiting for the bags so i can ship. :(

Hunterman95
02-23-2011, 11:35 PM
Ron, if you still have some, I'd like a couple of bags.

ChicagoSizzlin
02-24-2011, 02:33 PM
Ron was kind enough to drop a bag off on his way to Ohare. Thanks again Ron! Will make a fresh pot tomorrow morning and will let you know what I think. I also hope it snows big time tomorrow so I dont have to drive to work :)

ChicagoSizzlin
02-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Well I got a chance to make this stuff Sunday morning. Needless to say I made it first thing this morning. The bag Ron gave me was vac sealed and everything. Not that I was expecting a baggy with some beans in it :heh: I ground some up and put it in my Bunn coffee maker. This stuff is seriously awesome! It is very smooth and pleasant. Im going to have to hide this from my wife now because she really loves it.

Great Coffee thanks again Ron!!!

gtr
03-03-2011, 10:10 AM
RonL - seriously - this is some great stuff. Drinking it right now & I'm enjoying the hell out of it despite a nasty cold. It's the best part of my morning for sure. I'm very impressed - nice work!:thumb:

Ron_L
03-03-2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks! Sorry about the cold.

Scottie
03-03-2011, 10:59 AM
all I have to say is mmmmmmmm.... Glad I got 2 bags!!

Thanks for the quick delivery Ron. This stuff is a awesome way to start the day. Even without the whisky in it... :becky:

ChicagoSizzlin
03-03-2011, 12:01 PM
This stuff is strong!! It doesnt taste that strong and is quite good but Im vibrating all over the office today lol.

jeffjenkins1
03-03-2011, 09:44 PM
Great brew Ronnie, got it today and made some tonight around 6:30. Even my La Fin de Monde can't put me to sleep, LOL.

Jeff

Ron_L
03-03-2011, 09:57 PM
This stuff is strong!! It doesnt taste that strong and is quite good but Im vibrating all over the office today lol.

It's a lighter roast, so it will have more caffeine than a darker roast.

I'm glad that you are all enjoying it.


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bigabyte
03-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Yeah, between this and the Sunrise Blend, it could be weeks before I get any sleep!:laugh: