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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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Learn About Kona Coffee and Enjoy the Mountain

The plantation is up around 2,500 feet above Kailua in a beautiful area. The free hourly tour is very informative. Lots of coffee and other stuff for sale. Cute animals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Douglas T
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The plantation is up around 2,500 feet above Kailua in a beautiful area. The free hourly tour is very informative. Lots of coffee and other stuff for sale. Cute animals lounging around. We really enjoyed this.

Thank Douglas T
Redding, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive to Thunder Mountain Coffee Plantation was beautiful! Our tour guide was very nice and informative. We were a little disappointed that the tour did not include a plantation tour and the mill was not running. Though our guide did a great job describing the process, the tour would've been much better if we could've seen more. They do... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 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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69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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
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101 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 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
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

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

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