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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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Address: 73 1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808 345 6600
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Description: Up in the rain forest above Kona, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is...
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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We took the drive up the side of the volcano to the plantation. We got there just in time to hop on a tour that was just starting. The tour was very informative and didn't last a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took the drive up the side of the volcano to the plantation. We got there just in time to hop on a tour that was just starting. The tour was very informative and didn't last a long time. The tour finishes at their small gift shop where you can buy fresh coffee beans. If you would prefer your coffee... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The tour was fine, but a little underwhelming as I had hoped to witness the process actually happening... All machines were off and we were told how things work, which was fine, but a bit boring. I'd go back to get more coffee, but I'd skip the 10-15 minute tour. The coffee tasted great, and I purchased some and had... More 

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Folsom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was a little hard to find but assuming that coffee would be grown high on the hill we expected the climb. Once you got there you found out the road ended there. I think this was the most complete tour of a coffee plantation / farm I have experienced. Well worth the drive

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The coffee plant tour was informative and they provided hot coffee - perfect for a misty day. Was glad to find they would ship my coffee purchases back to Texas for me... Very nice people.

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a much smaller operation than we expected to find, so we were surprised to learn that it is the largest coffee roaster in Kona (according to our tour guide). Resident cats were lounging everywhere...charming. Free samples of their coffee, coffee cherry tea, and chocolate-covered beans available in the gift shop. One can hardly complain about a free tour.... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

everyone was friendly, super informative tour from Coffee Tree to Roasting of Coffee and Bagging for Sale...beautiful location!

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San Antonio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This gem is located above the coast, and it is definitely worth a stop. Coffee is great. Free tours are available, as are samples of coffee and tea. They ship coffee back to the mainland, so don't worry if you can't carry all you buy. Shop has a nice varied range of products besides the coffee. Even the two lovable... More 

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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Coffee samples, then video of clips from the various TV shows that have covered this place followed by a very personal guided tour by Sarah ( only works there on Sunday's). She was excellent and explained the entire coffee process from seedling to finished product. We opted for the free tour (every hour on the hour during their working day)... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped in early (they open at 10) for a tour and tasting. This plantation was featured on the tv program "Dirty Jobs" so they have that playing on a Tv in the cafe area to enjoy while you sample some coffee/tea and wait for the next tour. Their French roast blend is available at Costco for $19.99, but they... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Looking for a way to kill an hour in Kona and learn something too, then Mountain Thunder is your place. We learned alot about Kona coffee and got to taste some free samples.

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