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Yes, this place is legit! And fabulous! And Cheap!

Our concierge told us about this hidden gem in Kona. Honestly, when you drive up, you'll most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Coffee, cacao, macadamia nuts

Must stop! Mail choices to mainland.. packed with aloha. Love them! Hard to find but well worth it... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Portland, Oregon
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81-947 Halekii St, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8103
+1 808-322-7799
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our concierge told us about this hidden gem in Kona. Honestly, when you drive up, you'll most certainly think you are in the wrong place. It feels a bit like an illegal transaction, but it's not, I promise! When you find the passionate, laid back...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Must stop! Mail choices to mainland.. packed with aloha. Love them! Hard to find but well worth it. We return every visit to the Big Island.

Thank VisualVicki
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Emmerich and Angelica were super. We loved listening to him passionately explain the science of coffee. We left the place feeling like family. We love the coffee and you will not find a better deal. But the experience was priceless!!

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 15 April 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

Thank Sean P
Reviewed 16 March 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

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 23 February 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

Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 10 February 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

Thank Dar G
Reviewed 18 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

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Reviewed 7 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

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