A page dedicated to those
who wont leave home without it!
by Les Drent
Amsterdam's The Bulldog
During the last eight years of marketing Kona coffee
I have encountered countless numbers of customers who
share the same comical yet earnest sentiments about
their refusal to leave home without their cherished
beans. Being on the road without a cup of Kona coffee
in hand is a hardship that most of you are simply not
willing to endure. Neither am I, for that matter!
So while I roast year round to feed our delightful
habit, I'm always amused and entertained by the "around
the world" stories I hear from all of you as you
globetrot with my Kona coffee.
A postcard from Dinard
on the eastern shore of France.
Whether it be a winter escape to Tucson, Arizona; a
visit to the in-laws in Woodstock, Vermont; a sales
trip to Mobile, Alabama, a ski getaway in Montana; or
a summer trip around Europe you have won my heart with
your stories of travel and dedication to bringing my
beans along for the journey.
Raining heavily that
day Eric and his wife Judy manage to make a cup
of Kona coffee while relaxing on a wall in the Ardennes
near Spa, Belgium.
I thought it might be fun to grace a page in this issue
with a few images from long time customer Eric Malstrom's
summer tour around Europe. When he's not enjoying his
cup of Kona coffee, Eric teaches English at Alta Loma
High School in Alta Loma, California. Over the years
he has learned time and time again that leaving home
without his Kona coffee beans is simply not an option.
Through email from a sidewalk cafe, postcards, and a
personal photo I had fun following him around Europe
this past summer.
Perhaps this will be the start a new and fun page in
the magazine: following you and your Kona coffee around
the world. Happy travels and many great cups of coffee!
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