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Captain Cook Trading Co.

81-947 Halekii St, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8103
+1 808-322-7799
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Stunning views and great coffee and pie

We were at The Coffee Shack last week and had fantastic coffee and pie. The staff were very... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Sean P
,
Melbourne, Australia
100% Kona Coffee, $15/lbs

This place is hard to find, and is not easy on the eyes. It’s a mess, frankly. Between a granite... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Chris G
,
Kailua-Kona
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81-947 Halekii St, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8103
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+1 808-322-7799
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We were at The Coffee Shack last week and had fantastic coffee and pie. The staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Please try the Iced Honey Mocha Latte , Lilikoi cheesecake and the chocolate cream pie. Hard to pick our favourite. Just delicious. Then there...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is hard to find, and is not easy on the eyes. It’s a mess, frankly. Between a granite warehouse and a substance abuse center, the joke is that it’s between a rock and a hard place. Find it. Quality Kona coffee for $15/lbs...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

We were told about this place and "the coffee and nut man" from whom one can buy great coffee and macadamia nuts by our hosts at an orientation to the activities on the Big Island our first morning. They said we would recognize the business...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

The first time we were on the big Island, our hotel concierge told us to take the free Kona coffee tours. But to save half on the purchase you need to have a delightfully, quirky shop stop with Emmerich at the Captain Cook Trading Company....More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

If you like Kona coffee, you are doing yourself a disservice unless you call Emmerich Grosch, the proprietor of Captain Cook Trading Company. Read through the reviews and believe the glowing opinions of his customers. My wife and I were in Hawaii in September. Luckily...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is an out of the way stop that was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. We drove down after we were in Kona for snorkeling. Emmerich was busy preparing some coffee beans for roasting when we arrived. He gave us a back story...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide suggested Captain Cooks Trading as the best and fairly priced Kona coffee on the island. I called ahead to make sure they are open. He's a one man operation. He works out of a small warehouse area so it's no frills. Coffee...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

Wonderful Businessman (Emerich), runs a great equipment supply business for the local agricultural community. He also has coffee and macadamia nuts for sale. Don't be fooled by the look of the location. Drive in and, if nothing else, you will get to learn a little...More

1  Thank Steven F
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Reviewed December 13, 2016

I have done business and known Emmerich for almost 15 years now. He is truly a man of many talents, with a spirit that calmly takes over your presence as he gleefully shows you his latest invention. It may be a new press or a...More

1  Thank Karl F
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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We always make sure to go see Emmerich when we visit the Big Island. His business is small and personal. He has the best Kona coffee and the chocolate covered macadamia nuts are SOOOO good. (They're coated in toffee, then dark chocolate & then dusted...More

3  Thank KonaMom2
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