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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

73 1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 345 6600
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Ranked #66 of 183 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Farms
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. Mountain Thunder offers Free tours daily on the hour every hour between 10am and 4pm (1st tour starts at 10am, last tour starts at 4pm) and VIP tours and roasting lessons available by appointment only. Cost ranges from $65.00 - $199.00 call for reservations. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice place for a little mom and pop company. Good coffee and personal tour. Worth your time to stop by.

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Lima, Peru
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12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was an interesting 30min tour on how they harvest sort and roast coffee beans and you get a free sample of 2 kinds of coffee. Kona coffee is really expensive though and I personally think the latin american coffees are far superior in both taste and value. Good for adults and kids tours in english and japanese.

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Vacaville, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There are apparently a couple of places to try Mountain Thunder coffee on the Big Island, but we elected to go up to the 3500 foot elevation plantation itself. Its a fairly short drive from Kona but you might need GPS to find it. The grounds (no pun intended) are simple and functional with a hut structure housing a couple... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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35 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the visit here. Its about a 20 minute drive up into the hills and the place is on a back road but Google Maps got us there fine. Tasted a few coffees and took their tour of the facility. Nice gift shop with lots of their coffees to buy. Recommended!

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Portland, Oregon
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83 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this place and are so glad we did. There are lots of coffee plantations in the area but many other tours are self guided or only 15 minutes long. The Mountain Thunder tour was free and 45 minutes long and the tour guide was very knowledgable. Really one of the better free tours I've had and it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Perched high above Kailua-Kona in a relatively difficult spot to find, Mountain Thunder offers a terrific plantation and plant tour on the art of making coffee, and the special attributes that Kona coffee bring to the game. From altitude, precipitation, and amending the rich volcanic soil with donkey poo and recycled coffee mulch, through hand picking the ripe red cherries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took this tour on our last day on island and learned a lot from a very dedicated guide. Got to sample numerous coffees and tea and now am a much more informed consumer of kona coffee.

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Conroe, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The tour is great - both educational and interesting. The "gift shop" is small, but well stocked with standard tourist items and a great assortment of their coffees. Finding their facility is very challenging. They are at the end of a dead-end street with no signs along the way to make you feel you are "on track". It seems as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The woman giving the tour seems to be quite proud of her product, and she gives an informative tour on their coffee making process. The free coffee you can drink there is great, having a deep, sweet flavour without much acidity. We asked the woman giving the tour which beans they were and we bought the ones we thought were... More

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I am an absolute coffee lover/addict. It is my lifeblood. So, I really wanted to visit here during my last trip to Kona. It's a bit of a drive from Kona, but it's a very beautiful and relaxing one. My wife and I visited and took the free tour (free tastings included). I found it extremely informative. This is a... More

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