Monday, August 26, 2013


Whenever we do a trade show, someone is bound to mention that they have “one of those cup machines.”  So, I grin and bear it, explaining to them that if they bought a good one it will have a cup that they can fill with good coffee.  Then they stand there with a blank stare or a puzzled expression because it was probably a discounted Christmas present from a box store and didn’t come with that little empty cup.   I came across this item about pod machines from Erin Meister, who trains baristas and inspires coffee-driven people for Counter Culture Coffee:

          “Lured by the convenience of having "coffee," "espresso," or "green tea" at your fingertips without any grinding or effort beyond the push of a button?  Know that the little plastic cups in the lazy Susan are but a pale comparison to their fresh counterparts, since you have very little control over when the coffee (or "cappuccino") was harvested, roasted, or even ground.  Coffee can taste much better than this, especially when you don't need to feel guilty about all those plastic K-Cups you're tossing into landfills.
          “To my mind, these types of convenience caffeine dispensers are little more than an update on the rest-stop coffee vending machine: Sure, the liquid spewed out is "coffee" by the strictest definition, but is it truly good for anything except preventing highway hypnosis?”

I agree. Erin!  Get a good coffee maker and get excellent coffee.  The Kona Cowboy Coffee Company can tell you where all our coffee is grown and, in some cases, can give you the grower’s phone number!

The Kona Cowboy Coffee Company is proud to provide the finest coffee available for you to stuff into that little plastic cup.  You’ll get a great cup of Joe with PANIOLA 100% Kona Cowboy Coffee, grown on Hawaiian volcanoes and roasted in the Rocky Mountains … the one with no bitter aftertaste and no acidity.  CAFÉ PINON de Nuevo Mexico is the Southwest’s favorite with pinion nuts and a perfect way to improve your coffee experience during the day.  And our MOKA-JAVA is a medium dark roasted blend of Indonesian and Ethiopian coffees that just might be high octane!   We also make COWBOY ACTION COFFEE, the Official Coffee of the Single Action Shooting Society!   If you are a Chai drinker, you’ll love the Coconut Spiced Chai we bring in from Honolulu.  The Kona Cowboy Coffee Company has updated our website with new prices, new products and more!  Go to and look at the coffees.  Go to the “Chocolates” page and find our new Cowboy Coffee Choco-Drops, a coffee caramel smothered in milk chocolate and dusted in cocoa powder!  We have new Mescalero Morning Cowboy Coffee Candles on our “Bath Products” page, too.

The purpose of this blog is to unite Kona coffee lovers and perhaps learn a little about coffee and all the benefits of coffee at the same time.  Join up, become a member, comment and have fun!  You can find the Kona Coffee Fiends group on Facebook and we’d appreciate it if Facebook users would “LIKE” the Kona Cowboy Coffee Company page at  Just copy and paste to your browser.  You can also find us on Twitter at!/jackshuster.  And on the web at to order your gourmet coffee and coffee products.

You know you’re a coffee fiend when your only source of nutrition comes from "Sweet & Low!"  So enjoy your coffee, make it Kona, and remember, Kona is the home of the Hawaiian cowboy…and we had cowboys in Kona before there were cowboys in Texas!

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