Kona Mountain Wins Award Best Retailer of the Year - Hawaii Island

Oct 26, 2011, 03:00 ET from Kona Mountain Coffee

HONOLULU, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kona Mountain Coffee, retailers of gourmet 100% Kona Coffee from their own farm in the official Kona Coffee District on the Big Island of Hawaii, is the winner of this year's prestigious Ho'okela Award for Best Retailer of the Year 2011 - Hawaii Island, from the Retail Merchants of Hawaii. It is the first time ever that a Kona Coffee Farm Direct Retailer has won a Ho'okela Award, recognizing the increasingly large contribution of Kona Coffee to the state economy, and the specific excellence of Kona Mountain Coffee as a Hawaii retailer.

"We have always believed," said Bill Dwyer, "that to succeed it would not be enough to just have the best Kona Coffee and other products in the state of Hawaii. We needed to show the true spirit of Aloha each time a visitor stepped through our doors. That has been our highest priority, and we see this award as recognition that Hawaiian aloha is not only still alive and well in Hawaii, but is a good road toward making a business successful."

Kona Mountain Coffee retails Estate and Private Reserve 100% Kona Coffee at their Visitor Center on the highway from the Kona airport into Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, two retail stores on Oahu at the Hilton Grand Waikikian and the Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Bazaar, and their web store KonaMountainCoffee.com. At each location they also offer their own line of gourmet Hawaii chocolates, made at their Visitor Center in Kona. Real Hawaiian macadamia nuts, an ever-changing rainbow of Hawaiian taste treats, and an exciting range of other Hawaiian retail products makes their locations an attraction for all visitors to Hawaii. Farm tours are available. Call 808-329-5005 for details and information.

Bill Dwyer, President of Kona Mountain Coffee, LLC in Hawaii, credits the achievement of this award to the spectacular retail talents and amazing Spirit of Aloha of his Senior Management Team... wife Stephanie Dwyer, Mary Frostad, Mark Santiago, Aimi Miyashiro, and Clift Imai... and all the other Kona Mountain Team members who always give 100 percent. Bill also gives credit to the Bank of Hawaii for believing in the Kona Mountain project and lending a helping hand.

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