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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

79-7469 Hawaii Belt Road, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
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Ranked #16 of 20 Attractions in Kealakekua
Type: Farms
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were added to a tour group of a dozen or so. Their guide was knowledgeable of the small shows plant. 10 min but fun. The sample coffee was good. The videos shown are entertaining. Great way to take a break from driving or being in the water. What was almost more interesting than the coffer were the fruit trees... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Set in the beautiful cloud forest this was a nice quick free tour. (You don't get to see much in the way of the trees I would recommend booking the Paid tour for that we didn't and wished we had) lots of info on the coffee process free samples and a little bakery with delicious treats. Also a very lazy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We went there as a family and did the tour. The lady that gave us the tour said she had only been working there for 3 months , but she sure did a great job! When we were done with this free tour , we came out knowing a lot more about the coffee making process then when we arrived.... More

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Middletown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stopped at this smaller annex of the main plantation. There was nothing special here. There is a little shed with coffee products for sale and a several acres of coffee trees. The coffee tasting samples are meager-one or two varieties. The best thing is the woman who worked at the shed. She is fairly knowledgeable about coffee growing and... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The best coffee! Was a little disappointed with the tour just going through the processing and not the farm. You have to do a full Vip tour or something. They will ship your stuff promptly. The coffee is seriously the best. I miss it already.

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Henderson, Nevada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The drive to the plantation took us through local neighborhoods as you climbed in elevation. This isn't a large, commercial type plantation. You find parking on the shoulder of the road, and as you walk onto the premise there is an open hut/shack with chairs and TV videos about Mountain Thunder. Sample their free coffee as you wait for the... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We really enjoyed touring the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. Our tour guide who is also a roaster for the plantation loves to share her knowledge. The sample coffees and teas are great so you should try them. We learned about the harvesting, roasting and marketing of coffee. I picked up my gifts at their store since I loved the chocolate... More

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Terrell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I enjoy my coffee but wanted to learn more about the growing, harvesting, and roasting. I was not only educated on coffee but teas as well and found a great after sun lotion made with coffee. Worth the drive to the plantation as the tours are free and very educational.

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Santa Cruz, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I am very happy that I heard about this tour and went to experience it. I learned so much about coffee. Yes, the tour guide is passionate about the coffee and she is intense but put your ego aside and just soak up the bounty of information she is sharing with you. Would you prefer a monotone tour guide? Another... More

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had to kill some time between hotel checkout and our flight on our last day and on a whim decided to go up to the Thunder Mountain Coffee Plantation. Tours are scheduled on the hour every hour and are free. We arrived several minutes before 3pm and hung around until our tour started. The tour guide was still finishing... More

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