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Address: 81-947 Halekii St, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8103
Phone Number: +1 808-322-7799

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Between a Rock and a Hard place.. to find but worth it.

This out of the way spot will not only provide you with great Kona coffee at a great price, but an experience only the owner can provide. . . worth all the effort to find.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tinahrn
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This out of the way spot will not only provide you with great Kona coffee at a great price, but an experience only the owner can provide. . . worth all the effort to find.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Emmerich is the best! My wife and I visited in December 2013. I've ordered from him a couple of times. This is the absolute best place for macadamia nuts and coffee. If you order from him, he'll ship US Priority Mail. Our hotel told us to go tour a coffee farm somewhere else, but go buy from Emmerich. Best advice... More 

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Thank B_Bartnick_Jr
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a diamond in the rough. Coffee raw, roasted, ground ... anyway you want. And they will arrange the shipping. They also sell macadamia nuts in different flavors like honey roasted (yum). I will stop in during every return trip to the Big Island.

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Thank VisualVicki
Watertown, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is not a true store, but instead is a small, cramped open workshop area where Emmerich works on and sells machinery to coffee farmers. In exchange, he gets great prices on original coffee direct from the farmers. This is by far the best pricing you will find anywhere in Kona. Not only that, but he'll stop whatever he's doing... More 

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Thank Eaglette07
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Emmerich is the owner of this tiny company and you would be terribly sad if you knew you passed up his shop! He supplies most of the coffee roasters with their equipment around the island, but the real secret is his $15 per pound of roasted KONA Coffee, the cheapest you will find anywhere around the island by a long... More 

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Thank GP0256
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This whole in the wall - is located out by Captain Cooks memorial (which you will most likely have to call 808-322-7799) to find it. Ask for Emmerich Grosch (owner) and get ready for some great deal on KONA COFFEE AND MORE. He will ship it for you if you as well. You can pick it up as well, but... More 

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Newcastle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This tiny location is large on treating visitors and shoppers like royal guests. Emmerich Grosch, owner, is a very friendly and knowledgeable man who loves coffee and mac nuts and loves to share how coffee cherries are processed, how to roast coffee and how mac nuts and the chocolate are harvested and processed. Best yet, his prices are the best... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Mr. Emmerich is so open and welcoming. He took the time to explain the process of roasting and the different types of roasts. The girls were really impressed that they could touch the beans. We also got to sample several of the flavored mac nuts he had available and we ended up buying 5 bags. The products sell themselves!! Highly... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Emmerich is the owner of this wonderful business. You really do have to look behind stacks and stacks of boxes to find him. He was so kind to stop what he was doing and give a lesson in coffee making and offer samples of various flavored FRESH macadamia nuts. These were the most incredible mac. nuts we've ever had. I... More 

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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Our friends gave us a pound of coffee from here and we enjoyed it every morning for the time we had nearby at Kona coffee Villas. The coffee is a medium dark roast and makes an excellent brew to start the day! We met the owner and his assistant and enjoyed our visit at their premises. it is a little... More 

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