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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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Outstanding Kona coffee.

If you like Kona coffee, you are doing yourself a disservice unless you call Emmerich Grosch, the... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Jim G
Reston, Virginia
Quirky but fun stop

This is an out of the way stop that was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. We drove down... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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81-947 Halekii St, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8103
+1 808-322-7799
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Reviewed 19 December 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

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 8 October 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

Thank wrenwood127
Reviewed 30 August 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

Thank tmpmuto
Reviewed 31 December 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
Reviewed 14 December 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
Reviewed 12 December 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

2  Thank KonaMom2
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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.

2  Thank tinahrn
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...More

1  Thank B_Bartnick_Jr
Reviewed 2 October 2016

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...More

1  Thank VisualVicki
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...More

1  Thank Eaglette07
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