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I then went online to shop for more Lion Kona Coffee beans.

Off on a rampage, “a rigorous trip up the mountain of life” we traveled to Hawaii.  Our first house was a rental.  It was a nice little three bedroom house high on the mountainside’s east face overlooking Hilo Valley and bay.  My YouTube to page still has a video of our first resident’s amazing long winding tropical driveway with lots of coffee trees.

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From there I went back to school.  In fact the reason I moved to this particular island was for the purpose of isolation; I could return to the university with minimum of distractions and I felt I was going to need be in need of lion kona coffee for those long study nights. This house was inconveniently located for school.  To encourage the youth of Hawaii to attend college there are a large number of incentive programs some even sponsored by my favorite Lion Coffee Beans.  One of those Lion programs made it possible for me to live in the dorms bill free and that saved a large amount of money. My freshman year was on campus and let me tell you it was a fabulous time. One complaint: the University, do to cost will not let you put in window air conditioning and I’m not Lion there aren’t any. To hot for man on top!

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Lion Kona Coffee Brewed all Night

While at orientation there was a booth for the campus radio station, University Radio Hawaii. Speaking “all jack-up on lion” with one of the radio personality that was working the booth, I decided I might be good at it and in the worst case scenario, I would learn to speak better.  It could have been the Lion Kona that clouded my thinking. I signed up took a couple of late night Lion inspired training classes (more Lion Coffee) they offered and became a DJ.  One of the perks was every two weeks there is a themed dance party put on musically by the DJ’s of the radio program.  This was an excellent social opportunity and I met the lion’s share of great friends, found some great study partners including an honorable mention for a graduate student and Mensa member that taught me some great study habits.  While I don’t believe I was a very good DJ; I was able to accomplish two things.  First, I was able to create a rock and roll format that became beloved across the campus.  The second, I became the best PSA announcer “not necessarily a good thing” everyone wanted me to prerecord their public service announcements in my voice so they could just hit the button and play them back on air.  It consisted of the top 100 current hard rock songs and I was lucky enough to win several awards for.  I like to give credit where credit is due so I must tell you without fresh ground Lion Kona coffee beans I wouldn’t have made it through the many long nights it took to study for classes and/or create a 4hr radio program for each day.

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I won’t get into the Lion size details of all the stories; I will tell you there were a couple lives saved literately and it turns out my favorite class is/was environmental chemistry #320 where I met my beautiful third wife in my fourth year.  Somehow I seem to be lucky and find the smart ones. That’s enough about college because I could go on typing funny stories happily inhaling my Lion for hours.  I only spent the first year in the dorm, eating campus cafeteria food.

Second year I move to a beautiful little community about 20 miles west of Hilo Hawaii called VOLCANO.  This was a large estate rented by a group of frat brothers to which I gave my loyal pledge of allegiance. It was the beautiful three story home with my room above everything on the third floor, the penthouse bedroom.  The rent was $2800 a month and the young men were looking for someone to sign the lease with good credit. So for $500 a month and pledge/signing a Lion’s portion of my life away, I had a sweet glass shower separate Jacuzzi hot –tub with separate restroom with my first bidet and separate vanity (whole other room) area plus 2 walk-in closets which were larger than my privet dorm-room. This was high rolling at its best! Beautiful 15 acres with the first five acres landscape and it came with a Holstein bull that roamed the fenced back 10 acres free as a bird.  Two acre stocked fish pond and when I say stocked I mean loaded two and 3 pound fish all day.  It took longer to heat the grill up to cook them, than it did to catch them.  It also had four beautiful 20’ x 40’ greenhouses which I immediately instructed their transformation and after about 60 days we had plenty fruits, vegetables even full heads of lettuce. We had most everything you can get at the store except for Lion Kona Coffee and meats. I better stop before this starts to sound like bragging because it’s not meant to.

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School was heavy work load, a great deal of study, many firsts, a few bad decisions, a fair amount of luck, great Professors and a truly outstanding school.  Here we are again as I’m giving credit to each of the things I believe too be tied to my success at the University of Hawaii. I keep thinking of all the Lion Kona coffee I drank regularly to make it through the four hardest years of my life.  The schedule was pretty easy, started at 6:00 AM no matter how late I stayed up.  Our alarm was the coffee grinder/auto brewed the best Lion Kona coffee beans.  We didn’t a wake to the sound of Lion beans grinding, we woke to the realm of Lion’s Kona coffee aroma.

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There were several cherry heavy coffee trees on our property.  It was decided like Lion we would harvest some coffee beans. We (all eight of us) did some YouTube research found a few how to roast your own coffee videos.  Frat brothers are always extremely competitive so each of us studied separately and each of us roasted are own coffee beans in a small friendly competition.  We had a lot of fun; made the house delightful chocolate fragrance and we saved money.  Now I admit it was not as good as Lion Kona coffee but the Hawaiian beans from our side of the island were fairly tasty, which for us was amazing with no roasting experience.  With a little practice each of us became a pretty good barista.

Lion Toasted Coconut Kona Coffee Roasting

Well that carries us through November. We had a special Christmas planned that culminated with the purchase of three lambs.  We raised them for about six months so we could serve young lamb to our families that would be coming here to celebrate Christmas with us.  The property had a 4 x 10 walk-in smokehouse which we had been practicing using for the previous six months.  Note: We paid to have them professionally dressed. Needless to say we had about 30 amazing people to share Lion Kona Coffee and a fine Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas) with.

Then there’s not much detail like most students we consumed an abundance of Lion Pure Kona Coffee then studied late.  The next real fun thing to tell you about was the first spring break trip to Maui and man do they have some beautiful girls and a great nightlife on Maui.  Each year the Maui state fair coincides with spring break so we got to enjoy the state fair also.  We stayed at the Hilton on the west shore, didn’t see Paris.  We rented some kind of very nice new (8 miles on it) Chrysler van and discovered quickly that driving and watching dvds is not a good idea.  Two other highlights that I should mention are Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Popeye’s Chicken. While we all got laid the daily doughnuts and chicken was definitely the best highlight of the trip.

Lion Kona Coffee without Doughnuts, What!

Unfortunately most restaurants were serving coffee from Africa.  You know what we did; we went and bought some Lion Kona coffee because doughnuts and Lion Kona coffee beans are the most beautiful marriage Hawaii has to offer.  An interesting highlight of Kahului Maui was so whole foods store, I know strange.  The buffet was half the size of Wal-Mart and they must have had 50 different Kona Coffee brands on the shelf.  It’s Saturday morning and we are meeting my friend the owner of Cutco/Vector Marketing which lives here on Maui. He gave us the grand tour. I think we ate at 4 restaurants, each 150.00 a plate, (must be nice to have all that money I remember thinking). The fair was like most fairs and Hawaii has smaller rides with a lot of games but mostly just people talking story.

We are out of Lion Kona Coffee, Hello! Break The Glass!

It was a morning of the third day and we were out of Lion coffee. We don’t really know the island that well so we drove all the way across to the other side, which is the main town where everything’s really is and we found a coffee house that sold our favorite brand, Lion Kona Coffee.  After we made a standard Krispy Kreme and Lion Kona run also carrying with us the coffee maker from the Hilton, we drove out south of Kahului to one most famous beaches in the world; plugged in to the pavilion area, ground our Lion Kona coffee beans and brewed it right there Oceanside while chewing on hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts fresh off the conveyor belt.  I remember looking out at the ocean at all the beauty and thinking how lucky I was to have good friends and to have a way more sugar than I needed with the best coffee in the world.  We arrived on Thursday Evening News, it’s now Saturday night we decided to go bar hopping something I had never done.  We hopped three bars and found out one of my brothers was an excellent pool player and at one point I had to save him as he was competing with some very large Samoan brothers that did not like being upstaged by a young boy.  I told a story about someone outside taking a sledgehammer to a Harley in an attempted to get my friend to go outside. They then invited my into a barbecue to which he obviously was going to be on the grill.  Needless to say I got my friend out of there quickly.  We decided that maybe dance clubs were a little more our stile for what we had in mind.

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We hopped ourselves up on high caffeine Lion and began dance club hopping until we found one not far from our Hilton that was really live.  In fact when we arrived on Sunday night the doorman offered up VIP passes which entitled us to several free drinks among other special things.  I think we spend $1000 the night before which is not that much money with eight guys on Spring Break.  I think we spent more on Lion. As a matter of course I would not let the guys rest at the young dance clubs.  The first two were very young teenybopper crowds; you know 18 to 21 that really wasn’t my scene in my late thirties, so I gently moved us (with secret inside information from my friend age 43 Dave, Cutco’s owner) till we arrived at the third place which was more of the 25 to 40 year old dance club.  All my frat brothers thought it sucked, they even stayed in the van drinking Lion; let’s not sugarcoat it. It was a smorgasbord of nature’s most beautiful creations to me.  We left that night to go back to the hotel with two of us riding on the roof rack so the girls all could ride inside.  Needless to say no one got out of bed before about 3:00pm the next afternoon!  There were a lot of quite thumbs up for me the next evening.

I was trying to think of some of the other things we did while we’re on the island but the reality is, we all stayed in our hotel rooms with the girls we met at the club and a lot of room service. Saw them once in a while in the hotel hallway. It’s just like in Vegas; whatever happens on Maui stays on Maui. We flew back the following Sunday afternoon; we were sore and worn out but each of us was smiling from ear to ear. I was, Hero for a day!

Drinking Lion Kona by the Pitcher

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Back to the grind and you know the time, finals!  We all promised to do the same thing next Spring-Break and we did. I won’t tell you the story of the second spring break on Maui.  I will say it was even more fun than the first one.  If you ever get the chance to enjoy the nightlife of Maui Hawaii; make it happen.  Well that get the first year school out of the way. It was pretty exciting the second year with less time spent on learning good study habits and more free time to be a guy. Our yearly frat party on Maui has grown over the years to a few hundred pledges. May each of you be blessed with Lion Kona Coffee forever.

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Best Kona Coffee Beans, Best Waterfalls and Best Sunsets

Kona, Hawaii is known for the Best Coffee Beans, best towering Waterfalls best Sunrises and Sunsets viewed from the best Kona beaches in the world.

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This Kona story deserves a great deal of attention to detail. While the beans are delicious from Kona, they, the pacific islanders enjoy an array of pleasures with astounding tropical backdrops perfect for weddings, a romantic get-away and even amazing activities our younger generation can enjoy.

Kona Coffee Beans Delight the Senses.

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Hualalai Premium Estate Coffee
Hualalai Premium Estate Coffee

Kona “the area of the Big Island that grows the finest Kona cherries in the world” is a delightful drive along high mountainous backdrop narrow winding Cliff side passages dressed with breathtaking tropical blooms that cascade for 30 miles down the valley’s of our beautiful ocean coastline.

The Kona Coffee Farmers and their Best Beans

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100% Hualalai Estate Coffee Beans 7 oz

I have met the best of people here in Hawaii; a lot of them travelers, vacationers, people from all over the world, they all agree on this; Hawaii has the most beautiful sunrise’s and sunsets of all the places they have ever been.  I have driven the Kona Coast hundreds of times, it never gets old.  Gaze out the window on one side it’s beautiful and green with famous Kona after Kona coffee farm.

Kona Mountain Drive, 30 miles of Coffee Beans Paradise

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Hualalai Estate Coffee – 100% Hualalai Coffee 7 oz

Every time I drive this beautiful winding road I see new and interesting things. I also never met kinder people; everyone goes out of their way to be friendly. It’s not hard to describe the spirit of Aloha; put simply its kindness to everything and everyone and it is wonderfully infectious.  I cannot describe the unimaginable beauty that stays lush year round here. I hope someday you can drive the to the places here with water dropping hundreds of feet fill the views and stop at the many Kona roasters along the way to enjoy the numerous pleasures you’ll find on the Kona Belt drive.

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Flavored Coffee
Vanilla Macadamia Nut Flavored Hualalai Premium Estate Coffee

I’ve traveled myself too many countries, in my estimate the world has a great deal of beauty to offer. I have not experienced any drive as breathtaking as the Kona Coast line.  I would say a highlight with a large number of people each year is the Kona Festival.  The Kona Festival is a 10 day event features some of the best beans in the world.  My favorite is always the free barista training. The true cultural event of the year, the November fest is the years highlight for most of coffee farmers in Kona.  I don’t want to leave anybody out so I must include some of the best Kona roasters the world has ever seen.  Many of which years ago when they determined it was best to limit the export of green Kona, a large number of the world’s finest roasters which had relied on those very fancy delicious Kona coffee beans for decades decided to move to Hawaii.

The best Hand-picked Kona Coffee Beans

Kona Peaberry Coffee
Kona Peaberry Coffee

You might ask yourself what it really takes to grow the best Kona coffee.  I can tell you it’s not easy.  Growing the finest quality cherries requires a great deal of work and perseverance.  Just the right amount of sunshine, just the right amount of rain, just the right amount of nutrients in the soil and if you carefully combine that with a lot of love and Aloha you might just plant, grow, hand-pick, remove pulp, ferment, dry and roast the best Kona.  Don’t count on it!  It takes best of estates many years of practice just to implement each part, much less perfect them.

Coffee Beans are not just grown in Kona

Kona Peaberry Coffee Beans
Kona Peaberry Coffee Beans

Before I get too far into typing about Kona coffee beans; I would like to tell you a little more about the rest of the islands. First Kona is located on the largest of the islands.  All our coastlines are decorated by oceanfront resorts with some of the finest award winning Chef’s you’ll find anywhere in the world.  There are two major cities and they are almost directly adjacent to one another on opposite sides.  Hilo is the first city well established while Kailua, Kona is the more popular and newer of the two cities.  These are not the only city that represents a large population. Spectacular countryside; great golf courses, you must travel north on route to Waikoloa Village a five star resort rating by visual inspection and actual.

Drink Kona Coffee Beans and find a Kona Favorite

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So we’ve discussed Kona and waterfalls if you’ve never been to Hawaii maybe I should explain.  There are a lot of waterfalls and if you are into waterfalls the island of Hawaii and a major portion of the coffee farms have at least one, often used as a natural rinsing agent for beans. Kauai has the most breathtaking of them all and their beans aren’t bad either.

Not just Coffee Beans, Kona has Lava and Lava Tubes

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Kona Coffee – Premium Estate Hualalai Kona Coffee 7 oz

Other things to see besides Kona, the volcano craters with bubbling lava flows into the Pacific Ocean are an amazing sight and old lava tubes are fun to explore with Eco systems that seem prehistoric, many open to the public, one is over 22 miles long (bring lots of batteries and extra strong Kona Coffee brew).  There are very few bugs here so you can explore to your heart’s content without the worry of things trying to eat you.

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100% Kona Coffee Beans BBQ Cheeseburgers

In an unusual twist, the best kona coffee beans amps up the rub’s herbal Hawaiian flavors as well as adding subtle texture to the traditional burger.

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Kona Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers Ingredients

  1. Coffee rub:
    • 1 tablespoon Kona coffee Beans, fresh ground
    • 2 teaspoons (packed) golden brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  2. Burgers:
    • 8 slices Apple-wood smoked bacon
    • 1 pound ground chuck (preferably grass-fed)
    • 1 pound ground sirloin (preferably grass-fed)
    • 8 slices smoked provolone, smoked caciocavallo, or smoked Gouda cheese (about 8 ounces)
    • 8 potato-bread hamburger buns
    • 8 slices red onion
    • 8 slices tomato

100% Kona Coffee Beans Barbecue Sauce

  1. Topping:
    • Your favorite barbecue sauce
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 2 tbs Kona coffee beans fine ground added to each bottle of barbecue sauce
 Preparation
  1. For coffee rub:
    1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
  2. For burgers:
    1. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Break in half. Gently mix chuck and sirloin in large bowl. Form meat into 8 patties, each 3 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter and 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Using thumb, make slight indentation in center of each burger. DO AHEAD: Burgers and bacon can be prepared 8 hours ahead. Cover separately and chill.
    2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Kona coffee bean rub on top side of each burger. Place burgers, rub side down, on grill rack. Grill until slightly charred, about 4 minutes; turn.
    3. Place 2 bacon slice halves atop each burger. Cook 3 minutes.
    4. Top each with 1 cheese slice. Cover and cook until cheese melts, about 1 minute longer. Place burgers atop bottom halves of buns. Top with onion slices and tomato slices. Spoon dollop of Kona bean barbecue sauce over. Cover with bun tops and serve, passing additional sauce alongside.
  3. Drink Kona:
    1. Beer is a natural pairing for a burger. Keep the Hawaiian theme going by pouring a Kona brew. We like the caramel sweetness and mild hoppy flavor of Kona brew.
Kona test-kitchen tip:
Making a small indentation in the center of the patty before cooking ensures a nice, flat burger.

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Best Kona Coffee Cookies from Quality Kona Coffee Beans

These sweets made with Kona coffee beans are standouts for two reasons. They’re extremely easy to make and they taste like coffee butter. While the texture is like that of a coffee butter cookie, the controlling flavor here is the the chocolate hints of kona coffee beans.

Kona coffee beans cookies

Tasters use words like creamy, smooth, clean and sweet to describe it. Professional tasters go a bit further and say it’s bright and has a lingering taste that hints of chocolate. The recipe originally came from the Kona coffee Cultural Festival. I’ve change it slightly to incorporate the use of fresh peanut butter and a bit of vanilla. I’ve also been known to add Macadamia nuts to the batter. This recipe will work with any coffee, but use Kona if you can. That chocolate-like undertone of Kona coffee beans work well in many sweets. They can be made by young bakers so their assembly can be a family affair that’s blessed with an easy cleanup. Here’s the recipe for these slightly crumbly treats.

100% Kona Coffee Beans Special Festival

100% Kona Coffee beans are a rare commodity exclusively grown in north and south Kona create an ideal environment for harvesting this unique 100% Kona coffee. There are hundreds of 100% Kona coffee farms in Kona and many offer tours to the public. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival held during November in Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) is a must-see event for coffee lovers. Coffee once grown in every district on Hawaii Island, boutique, award-winning farms can be found in Kau, Puna and Hilo. Try a fresh brewed mug and experience the rich aroma that makes pure Kona coffee beans so highly valued.

Kona Coffee Sweet Treats

from the kitchen of Kona

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
3 tablespoons Kona coffee exstract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (optional) Substitute: kona coffee k cups

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) Cream butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Gradually add brown and white sugar and beat until incorporated. Add egg, salt, baking soda, peanut butter, Kona coffee and vanilla. Blend until creamy. Sift flour and gradually add to batter. Batter will be stiff. Fold in nuts if using.
3) Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto ungreased sheets. Press flat and make a criss-cross design with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Yield: 32.

Cook’s Note: If you prefer yours softer, remove from baking sheet soon after removing from oven. If your preference is for a crisper, let them cool in baking pan.

Cook’s Note: Brew Kona coffee to taste. I make a paste, very strong.

Cook’s Note: Substitute Three Kona coffee k cups pods.

Lion Kona Coffee Flavors Taste the Best

LION Coffee – Taste the Coffee Bean Flavors

As part of the Kona 19th Annual Conference and Trade Show, the public was invited to tour award-winning Kona estates. Our guide gave a brief history of Kona, which began in the 1800s with Guatemalan beans, now known locally as Kona typica, and has evolved to include a number of different varieties and hybrids. The average kona coffee farm is about five acres, but the Kona coffee trees featured on the tour had significantly larger beans .

vanilla macadamia nut coffee – Kona Blends

             

chocolate macadamia nut coffee – Kona Blends

Lion Estates

The estates of lion kona coffee, currently produces coffee on about 85 acres. The Lion of Kona demonstrated how arabica coffee plants are grafted onto liberica root stocks to produce plants that are resistant to the nematodes that plague the area’s coffee beans while maintaining the exceptional taste one expects from Kona coffee beans.

Best of Lion Kona Beans

After taking a look at Lion Kona beans processing equipment and drying porch, the tour moved to farming land in Hawaii is leased from the school district, which was granted ownership of more than 365,000 acres of land in 1883 as part of a bequest from Princess Bernice Pauahi, the last royal descendant of the Kamehameha line.

Not surprisingly, a scientific approach to farming, focusing heavily on experimentation, documentation and assessment in nearly every aspect of the operation. Discussed a number of different methods they’re testing to achieve cost and energy efficiency while producing consistently high-quality Kona coffee beans.

Toasted Coconut Coffee – LION

Lion Kona Ground

A quick stop at lion Kona featured the shade of some macadamia nut trees, a common companion to coffee trees on Kona mountain side.

While the basic growing and processing techniques are similar from farm to farm, each provides a remarkably unique view of coffee farming in Kona. Planting, pruning, weeding, milling and drying methods vary with each operation, and each farmer has his or her own style.

Lion Kona Coffee starts with the largest coffee beans

If you enjoy a great cup of LION coffee, touring a coffee plantation is a wonderful way to broaden your knowledge and gain a newfound appreciation for all the hard work and thoughtfulness that goes into creating each exceptional cup.

100% Kona Coffee Beans Barbecue Sauce

100% Kona Coffee Beans Barbecue Ingredients:

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  1. Chicken:
    • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless thighs
    • Olive oil
  2. Your favorite BBQ sauce. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup molasses and 2 tbs fine ground kona coffee beans to each bottle of your favorite brand.
  1. Hoecakes:
    • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
    • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 fine ground Habanero hot pepper
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted, plus additional for griddle
    • 3/4 cup coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese
    • Special equipment: 2 cups wood chips (such as hickory, apple, or cherry), soaked in 2 cups water for 1 hour, then drained; 13x9x1-inch disposable aluminum foil baking pan

100% Kona Coffee Beans BBQ Chicken Preparation:

  1. For chicken:
    1. Prepare 100% Kona coffee bean barbecue (medium-high heat). Spread drained wood chips in disposable foil pan. Remove grill racks from your Kona barbecue. Place foil pan with wood chips directly atop hot coals (for charcoal barbecue) or over flames (for gas barbecue). Return grill rack to kona BBQ. Brush pieces with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. When wood chips begin to smoke, place pieces only ( no Kona Coffee Beans sauce on grill rack above pan with wood chips. Cover grill and smoke chicken until cooked through, turning occasionally, about 18 minutes. Transfer to large bowl and cool slightly. Shred chicken into bite-size strips; place in same bowl. Mix 2 1/2 cups Kona coffee sauce into chicken. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm chicken in 100% Kona coffee bean drippings over medium-low heat before using, adding more coffee beans BBQ mixture to moisten, as needed.
  2. For hoecakes:
    1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Mix first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Add 1 cup water and melted butter and whisk until well blended. Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with additional melted butter. Working in batches, pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle. Using back of spoon, immediately spread batter for each cake into oval shape about 4×21/2 inches; cook until bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Turn cakes over and cook until bottoms are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Place hoecakes on baking sheet and transfer to oven to keep warm while making remaining cakes. Place 2 hoecakes on each of 6 plates; sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese over each cake. Top each with warm chicken in barbecue Kona coffee bean sauce.

100% Kona Coffee Beans Tiramisu

Kona Coffee beans

The Italians knew what they were doing when they mixed strong 100% kona coffee with the light yet rich zabaglione.

Kona Coffee Tiramisu Ingredients:

    • 2 cups boiling-hot Kona Coffee
    • 4 tablespoons fresh ground 100% kona coffee (Kona strong – not bitter with more than hint of chocolate)
    • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
    • 3 tablespoons Tia Maria (coffee liqueur)
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 1/3 cup dry Marsala
    • 1 pound mascarpone (2 1/2 cups)
    • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
    • 36 savoiardi (crisp Italian ladyfingers; from two 7-ounce packages)
    • Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Kona Coffee Tiramisu Preparation

    1. Stir together 2 cups 100% kona coffee, 1 tablespoon sugar, and Tia Maria in a shallow bowl until sugar has dissolved, then cool.
    2. Beat egg yolks, Marsala, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water using a whisk or handheld electric mixer until tripled in volume, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove bowl from heat. Beat in mascarpone until just combined.
    3. Beat cream in a large bowl until it holds stiff peaks.
    4. Fold mascarpone mixture into whipped cream gently but thoroughly.
    5. Dipping both sides of each ladyfinger into 100% kona coffee mixture, line bottom of a 13- by 9- by 3-inch baking pan with 18 ladyfingers in 3 rows, trimming edges to fit if necessary. Spread half of mascarpone filling on top. Dip remaining 18 ladyfingers in 100% kona coffee and arrange over filling in pan.
    6. Spread remaining mascarpone filling on top and dust with cocoa. Chill, covered, at least 6 hours.
    7. Let tiramisu stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving, then dust with more cocoa.
Gourmet Cooks’ Note
Tiramisu can be chilled up to 2 days.

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