30 May 2008
Paradise in your cup
TWITTER: Another lovely morning on the Big Island. Ready for a day of exploring. 02:12 PM April 19, 2008 from txt
The only way to start a morning: Hilo Coffee Mill's coffee bar.
The coffee mill is only a couple of miles down 11 from the Wild Orchid House. We park on the lava-gravel parking area and follow the black lava gravel trail through the lush green grass and tropical bushes toward the building.
Roosters and chickens are clucking and pecking, free to roam the grounds (that's GROUNDS, not GROUNDS, if you know what I mean).
The smell in the air is a heavy nutty coffee smell, mixed with tropical breezes.
Inside, we are greeted with smiles and helped by a new-hire, under the watchful (and helpful) eye of owners.
Three coffees were available for tasting that day, and they were all delicious.
We bought coffee samplers for Kristin and Irene, plus locally made soaps.
We stayed and talked for a while. It makes me wonder, what would it be like to live this life style? What would it be like to live, breathe and work on this island, in this culture?