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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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73-1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
+1 808-325-5566
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Great place to visit. It is a little off the beaten path but well worth it. The plantation was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Colette T
Coffee Like It oughta Be!

If you want to savor Kona Coffee at its best, Mountain Thunder is the place! Taking the tour and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Delbert W
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Up in the rain forest above Kona, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is the highest grown coffee in the state of Hawaii and the largest organic coffee farm in the state as well. 2011 Good Food Awards 1st place winner and 2011 & 2012 Kona Cream of the Crop 1st place winner. 2012 & 2013 SIAL Golden Bean award winner (international competition held in Canada). 2013 Hawaii Coffee Association Cupping Contest: 1st place Kona District and 1st place Commercial Division. 2013 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Contest 1st Place Classic Division. Mountain Thunder offers Free tours daily (no reservation required, walk-ins welcome!), on the hour every hour between 10am and 4pm (1st tour starts at 10am, last tour starts at 4pm). VIP tours and roasting lessons are available by appointment only, Cost ranges from $65.00 - $199.00. Book a VIP tour or Roasting lesson through Mountain Thunder's website (link above). Must book at least 24 hrs in advance.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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73-1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
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+1 808-325-5566
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit. It is a little off the beaten path but well worth it. The plantation was small and I suppose I expected tons of trees lining the property but it may have been that all the trees were down a steep hill...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to savor Kona Coffee at its best, Mountain Thunder is the place! Taking the tour and walking through the plantation is what farm-to-table coffee drinking is all about.

Thank Delbert W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learned a lot. Fun tour. Pretty grounds. Great coffee. Friends are loving the coffee I brought back.

Thank Jeremy D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose Mountain Thunder for our tour of a Kona coffee plantation. We did the free on the hour tour due to time constraints and found it very informative and interesting. Even the non coffee drinkers enjoyed it. We took advantage of the samples of their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

guides were very informative and gave a nice tour with details of the whole process to harvest and package coffee.

Thank banaggy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little tricky to find way up in the cloud forest but a very neat experience. Free tour that describes the growing, picking and processing of coffee beans. Lots of samples to taste including cold brew. Some interesting coffee products such as candles and scrubs...More

Thank jfd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed the fun, free tour. The coffee was outstanding with free samples. We leaned a lot about the process to make coffee.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the cloud forest. nice 45minute side trip. Tour was fun and informative. It was raining really hard so we didn't do the self guided tour, althoiugh they hand out umbrellas to use. Folks were super friendly.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mountain Thunder is located up in the densely vegetated hills of Kona. It has a small, but lovely little roastery and gift shop. My husband and I lucked out and walked right into a tour that had just begun. The gentlemen leading it was funny...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience at the Mountain Thunder coffee farm. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about coffee processing, roasting and grading. Enjoyed some great coffee, tea and cold brew in the gift shop after the tour and bought some...More

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RedRose6865
31 December 2017|
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Response from foxbow69 | Reviewed this property |
The plantation is cute but definitely not worth the price of a cap. The tour is short and they do not take you into the coffee fields. You would be spending your money to get to the gift shop and you can buy coffee almost... More
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Marielena66
5 August 2017|
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Response from cheeshead2010 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation's ownership changed in April of 2017. The previous owner has no connection to the farm. Mountain Thunder coffee is available at the farm and online at Mountain Thunder's website.
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Honu_Ohana
16 May 2017|
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Response from cheeshead2010 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will find the same great quality Mountain Thunder coffee coming from the farm and processing facility. The ownership did change, but most of the other elements of the farm and facilities are the same, though some... More
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