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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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73-1944 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
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Fun and informative tour in a beautiful setting

After researching the many coffee tours in the Kona area, we decided on this one. We arrived early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Henderson, Nevada
Smell the Coffee

We were going to take another coffee tour, but they were closed for renovations the week we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
73-1944 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After researching the many coffee tours in the Kona area, we decided on this one. We arrived early for the first tour of the day so we checked out the gift shop, sampled the coffee and chatted with the young lady who does the roasting....More

Thank Hendersongal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to take another coffee tour, but they were closed for renovations the week we were there. We checked out the reviews on this place and decided to stop and take the tour. Learned all about this organic coffee farm. Our guide was...More

Thank SRPatro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely coffee plantation that offers a guided tour of the coffee making process. Learned a lot about coffee and sampled some of their blends. A lovely gift shop as well. Each plantation is different so be sure to visit more than one.

Thank H T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour. We learned more about the actual process than what we had see on other coffee tours. Close to Kailua-Kona, very convenient.

Thank CAC28365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation based on a recommendation and went on a guided tour which was very informative. We learned quite a bit about how coffee is produced and we also purchased some of their products. We also enjoy being educated on...More

Thank dcyagura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Organic coffee was sold out at the time of our visit. The coffee's we tried at Mt. Thunder were by far the smoothest. Tour is about 30 min.

Thank Elapam74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 30 minutes from Kona...straight up the volcano! Put the address in your GPS (no signs until you pull up). Nice overview of how the plants grow, growing conditions, harvesting, sorting, roasting, etc. No marching around. It's all done in or around the roasting house....More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

High in the hills over the airport is a delightful little coffee plantation. The tour is short but very informative we even got to meet the roaster. Samples are plentiful and very good. A good tour when you are limited on time. The Coffee is...More

Thank foxbow69
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

it is tropical, high on hills, with parents and she family. can't ask for more. the tour guide was this japanese gentle men recently moved from Los Angeles. he explained in details the whole process and what I could understand is that coffee beans chosen...More

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Met John the owner and got a GREAT tour - honestly it was a private tour- saw the beans got the entire process, met the brew-master and got every question answered. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the coffee is fabulous!

Thank Ed S
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5 August 2017|
Response from Honu_Ohana |
I also have the same concern, also because the former owner Bateman kept emailing about his "new website" trying to sell me coffee. At this point I am uncertain what url is his and what is the new owner's. I doubt the new... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from Bobb L | Reviewed this property |
The business was closed down at the end of January this year. A Chapter 11 BK was filed and is in force. (per written sources) Several real Kona Coffee growers have been said to not being paid for their crops, many of which... More
8 December 2015|
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Response from Mountain T | Property representative |
The VIP tours (i think that's what you mean by "fee" tours) are longer, and more in- depth, price ranging from $65-$199. for more info, please visit our website... there is a link on our TripAdvisor page. Mahalo