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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 #72 of 203 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: Up in the rain forest above Kona, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is the highest grown coffee in...
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Montgomery, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Just stopped by for some samples of true Kona coffee and ended up staying for the tour that happened to be starting as we arrived. Friendly service with great info. Really enjoyed the coffee and really like the environmentally conscious practices they use. We will definitely continue to order from them.

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We did a tour at Mountain Thunder on our last afternoon in Kona. It is really interesting to drive up the mountain and observe the change in climate and foliage - it is in the "cloud forest". Go early in the afternoon before the rains start. The farm is fun with lots of birds and animals, including "Prince Charming" the... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I visited the plantation with our young daughters and we all had a great time! First of all, the drive to the plantation was so beautiful. We were greeted by very friendly staffs and farm animals (which our daughter loved very much). We had very delicious coffee samples and the girls had caffeine free herbal tea! The... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

a very informative and short tour of the farm's plantation, but no walk around anything but the store and upper visitors center. we were a little disappointed. James was so nice, and we bought some of their organic Kona, and their healh teas, even chocolate covered pea Berries! yum! mornings are best as that's the nicer weather time of day.... More 

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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We had our best tour yet at mountain thunder. Mary Ellen was a very good guide who explained the kona coffee process very well It's a good place to visit and very convenient up the hill from kona

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A highly informative (Mary Ellen was our guide) tour of a working coffee operation! This place is higher in elevation than all other growers in the area, in the cloud forest, which, as explained by Mary Ellen, has a different climate and moisture than lower on the mountain and necessitated some innovations in pruning and growing techniques by the owner.... More 

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Ajijic
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A short presentation about growing kona coffee. one tree is shown with beans growing on it Some equipment is shown and demonstrated. An explanation of the levels of the coffee is interesting. Samples of the different coffees is available for people to try at no cost. The tour ends up in their store. I did not find it worth the... More 

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United States
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36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Can't really complain about a free tour. If there was a charge, I would expect more. Like more sampling. You do end up in a gift shop, but they don't make you feel like you have to buy anything. The free tour is good when you want to know just a little bit more about coffee, but don't want to... More 

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Long Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I always wondered what the hype was about Kona Coffee. Why should I pay twice the amount for my coffee that didn't seem worth even 10% more than a bag from Starbucks? Or that's what my impression was after trying it a few years back. First of all, that bag of coffee I tried back then was probably only 10%... More 

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Allen, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited the place twice, a nice drive with lots of bird watching on the way, so we did not mind. First time, we came over and joined a free tour of the factory and overview of the processing that started five minutes before we arrive. That one was interesting, but too quick, although the machinery they use is pretty... More 

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