kona coffee company / hillcrest – san diego, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. leanne says:

    That’s a lot of coffee to drink in one visit! I love a good cup of coffee – to me, that’s one that I can drink black without it being bitter or harsh. Having said that, I still drink my morning coffee with a splash of milk.

    Isn’t it weird when you show up at a place and no one knows why you’re there? I always feel awkward trying to explain that I was sent by some PR people and they were supposed to coordinate something.

  2. mary says:

    Yeah, it sure was A LOT of coffee. I paced myself and didn’t drink all of it though. The 100% Kona was the first coffee I had totally black – and it wasn’t too bitter (just a tad) so I really liked it. I’d probably have it with milk another time though.

    And yeah, I hate the awkwardness of trying to explain why you’re there. Happened to me this week, too! And it was extra awkward because the manager didn’t know and then sort of questioned me about it (but in a nice way, if that makes any sense)… uncomfortable!

  3. Carol says:

    We used to get KCC’s peaberry coffee beans years ago (certainly not cheap). The peaberry bean is so smooth and is the only kind of coffee that I can drink black, if I have to.

    • mary says:

      That last coffee I had was smooth enough that it didn’t quite need anything, but I’d normally still want some milk in it at least! It’s nice to find a coffee that has less acidity and bitterness to it.

  4. mike says:

    I found this little place across from my hotel while in town for a business trip.
    The coffee was EXCELLENT as was the service. Very friendly and personable. San Diego is a friendly town to start with but Kona puts it over the top. I stopped in early Monday morning and for the rest of the week the most beautiful and friendly young lady remembered me (Kona Blend with room for lots of cream). That made me feel special while I was away from home…2000 miles away from home. She made my week.

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