Early birds flock to Kona Joe Coffee, where nothing compares to Jammers, a steamy combo of strong Espresso with a really special kick of beans wrapped in chocolate. Sinful pastries are also on the menu, and don’t go home without a bag for the road — such as the Barack O Blend, a mix of Hawaiian, Kenyan, and Indonesian coffees in honor of the Big Island’s native so n. Economic stimulus: It’s $12.95 for 7 oz. Stay around a while, not only for the caffeine buzz, but also for the stimulating view of the mighty Pacific.

79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy.