Kauai, Hawaii luxury resort coffee is delicious even in your messy, one-bedroom apartment
I initially believed the reason I liked my hotel room coffee at all three Kauai resorts I stayed in last week (Marriott Kauai Beach Club, the Princeville Resort and the Grand Hyatt), was because of the five-star, decked out guest rooms with gorgeous ocean and mountain views. Each of your five senses are going to be heightened when you’re enveloped in digs this posh. I could have been sipping Circle K coffee in a styrofoam cup and felt like royalty.
Since then, my environment has changed six time zones, and today I’m back in my cluttered, one-bedroom apartment (whenever I return from a long trip, I have the bad habit of dumping out my suitcase in the middle of the living room. Then I proceed to toss my clothes all over the floors and appliances. Nothing moves for about a month until I realize I’ve had the same socks on for two weeks and concede to finally do the wash). Here, I have a slightly inferior view from that of Kauai’s rainforest mountainsides, palm trees and sandy beaches: namely Highway 17 and the slightest glimpse of Myrtlewood’s back nine, and a senior woman neighbor who likes to talk on her cell phone outside in her nighty.
So to my surprise, despite this decline in sensory pleasure (no offense, Mrs. Buckman), the Kauai Coffee I brought home with me is still crazy delicious. It’s so good I’m on my sixth cup today (which explains the midnight blog posting). I’m also usually a two cream/two sugar kind of guy, but with this blend, just a dash of sugar is all I need.
Combine this savory Kauai Coffee with my discovery of Hawaiian Guava juice, the fresh pineapple brought to us to sooth our pain on the sinister back nine of the Prince Course, not to mention cheap rates for locals on Hawaii courses year round, and Kauai is beginning to look like a pretty decent place for a writer to set up shop and knock out some prose. This island attracts more artists and creatives than other islands in Hawaii as a result of its chill vibe and beautiful landscape (illustrated evidence below). Now if I could just find $2.5 million for an oceanfront dwelling, I might have to relocate…
I have two more 4-cup packets left of Kauai Coffee (that’s right, I swiped all my unused coffee packets from my hotel rooms before I left like any veteran member of the media would do). But I should have bought an extra bag to bring home on top of it. So for all you coffee drinkers, in Kauai or any of the Hawaiian islands, leave a little extra room in your golf bag for some native coffee on the flight home. They’re easy to find in any gift shop or grocery store. Or for you shameless cheapos like me, consider going door-to-door at your hotel and ask fellow guests if they have any coffee packets in their room they’d like to donate.
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If you are here on Kaua'i stop at the Kaua'i Coffee plantation in Eleele and pick up some of the estate reserve in the brown paper bags.
If you aren't here on Kaua'i go to http://www.kauaicoffee.com and order the same estate reserve coffee online. Better than anything you can find in the grocery stores and worth every single penny.
No, I don't work for Kaua'i Coffee, but I do live on Kaua'i and have the privilege of being able to go there whenever I need to.
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