KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – The Kona Coffee and Tea Company has opened their second coffee shop in the Kona Coast Shopping Center.
The new shop is known as the Village Café, and according to a media release “is taking over the same space that once housed Starbucks’ first location in Kona, continuing a long history of providing the community with coffee and a great place for leisure.”
The new shop features custom built monkey pod and mango countertops and tables, a La Marzocco espresso machine, and in-house roaster, and “local, exclusive, fresh products.”
The media release says soon the Village Café will also be catering to the after-work crowds, “offering Beer and wine in the evening and extending the store hours until 9:00 p.m.”
About The Kona Coffee and Tea Company
In the summer of 1997, 20 acres were set aside for the development of the Kona Coffee and Tea Company’s farm on Hualalai Mountain. Each year, another 20 acres would be added on to meet the demand of the coffee sales. Today, the company yields 130 acres of coffee from two separate farms, producing over 300,000 pounds every year. The company oversees the entire process—from the hand-picked coffee cherries, to the milling and roasting processes, and finally to the packaging and pouring of each cup. In 2003, the Kona Coffee and Tea Company opened their first retail store, providing a vintage atmosphere of what Kona coffee was, is, and will be.
The Kona Coffee and Tea Company won First Place in Gevalia’s cupping contest in 2003, and placed Honorable Mention in 2007. The Kona Coffee and Tea Company – February 6, 2014