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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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Address: 79-7469 Hawaii Belt Road, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 808-325-2136
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great way to experience the cloud forest.

This was a nice tour of the coffee processing area of the plantation and a great way to spend some time in the misty mountainous area of the island. I think that there is a more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
San Antonio, Texas

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the location by the Hilo area. It was very easy to get there thanks to google map. We read on the pamphlet that their coffee tours start every hour so we timed it so that we would arrive on the hour. While we waited for the tour to start, there were free tea and two different types... More 

Thank koolchic101
North Vancouver
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68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had picked up a pamphlet while visiting Kona Inn, and thought to stop here to learn more about (and purchase) some genuine Kona Coffee. We saw Mountain Thunder's sign on the roadside and pulled into the driveway. It was a Saturday, around 1:00pm - the first thing we noticed was the building on the right said "closed." As we... More 

Thank Wendy S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mt. Thunder is not paying their farmers. We are one of them. We get excuses continually are just ignored when trying to reach them.

Thank Konagal3
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167 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Was hoping to see more of the coffee-making process but they don't do any of the work on the weekends (machines aren't running, people aren't in the fields picking beans). We were told about the process but it wasn't what I was hoping for. Coffee was also very expensive.

Thank UncleCharlie
Oviedo, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were greeted with coffee and tea samples and just happened to show up at the beginning of a 30 minute tour. Very informative and interesting tour of the whole coffee growing process. It is located up in the mountains, but the drive is easy and scenic. The coffee is expensive but delicious.

Thank Kelly B
San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was a nice tour of the coffee processing area of the plantation and a great way to spend some time in the misty mountainous area of the island. I think that there is a more in-depth tour that would have been even better to spend more time in the orchard area of the farm.

Thank coltexdoc
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a fabulous coffee tour, extremely informative about the process, growing and production of coffee. An extremely friendly guide and staff. Highly recommend to all coffee lovers

Thank cas111
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I think what made our trip here most wonderful, was the lovely lady tour guide that we had--she was so passionate about the Kona area, the coffee beans, and the roasting process. This was a perfect mini excursion--we were done with the tour in 30 minutes, and were able to sample and purchase Kona coffee during and after.

Thank jad816
Baguio, Philippines
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It says on their website that both locations are open daily. We went to their southern location but it was closed. They should have updated their website and their sign outside.

Thank Jennifer D
Villach, Austria
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place gave us exactly what we needed - opportunity to see coffee plants, ask some questions and buy organic coffee. All that for free! The lady working there was great, clearly explained us all we wanted to know... I find this better than joining a typical tour. There are some nice and friendly donkeys too...

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