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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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Very interesting

We arrived on a nice sunny a.m. The short tour was just starting. The tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
J w
Lincoln City, Oregon
Great coffee and tour.

We got a personal tour of the process of making coffee. Really knowledgeable guide and friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sacramento, California
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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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73-1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
+1 808-325-5566
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived on a nice sunny a.m. The short tour was just starting. The tour guide was very articulate and knowledgeable about the coffee at Mountain Thunder. We enjoyed the tasting of their different brews and selected one to take home.

Thank J w
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got a personal tour of the process of making coffee. Really knowledgeable guide and friendly people all around. Lots of free coffee and tea samples. Great gift shop. Easy to find and close to Kailua Kona.

Thank AuntieDearest
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was beautiful there. They do a great tour in small group and their pride shows. They have free coffee samples and you learn about the process and beans. They also have some fruit trees. It is worth the trip.

Thank tedact
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place recently on our holiday to Hawaii. Situated high up the mountain but easy to find. Very welcoming and helpful staff. Enjoyed sampling the coffees on offer before a tour of the process to produce coffee. Excellent knowledgeable guide who explained each process...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the experience is simply the scenic drive up the mountain to get there and if you opt to do the $10 walking tour of the plantation you are walking in the cloud forrest. They do have a free tour which was the one...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is way up the slopes of Mauna Loa above Kailua - need GPS / smart phone guidance to find it. But well worth the effort. Mountain Thunder has recently had a change in ownership, and they have rejuvenated it. They offer a free...More

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was very interesting and informative as to how the coffee bean is processed. The shop was well stocked and It was a great bonus that you could try some of the varieties of coffee and tea and even chocolate covered beans. There was also...More

Thank snowyowl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great selection of coffee and tea to sample, located just a short drive away from most of the hotels in Kona. The staff is incredibly friendly and accomodating--we had a great tour and opted to do a self-guided walk around the...More

Thank MarikoDH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Kona and always take guests to Mountain Thunder. It's a lovely experience. The staff welcomes guests with huge aloha! Their gift shop/tasting room is filled with well priced items and lots of different coffees to sample and purchase. All our visitors feel...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great informal tour with lots of great information about growing, harvesting and roasting coffee. Excellent variety of samples and lots of purchase choices. Loved it!!

Thank Dolliepants
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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
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.
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