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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: 18083456600
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. 2013 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Contest 1st Place Classic Division. Mountain Thunder offers Free tours daily (no reservation required, walk-ins welcome!), on the hour every hour between 10am and 4pm (1st tour starts at 10am, last tour starts at 4pm). VIP tours and roasting lessons are available by appointment only Cost ranges from $65.00 - $199.00 (for more VIP tour and Roasting lesson info and booking info, visit our website, link above).
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Our visit to Mountain Thunder Coffee was fun and educational. Lots to see and learn. Tasting the coffees was unique. Learning how they grow and are gathered and roasted was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our visit to Mountain Thunder Coffee was fun and educational. Lots to see and learn. Tasting the coffees was unique. Learning how they grow and are gathered and roasted was good. Visit while you are in Kona.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite thing I did on my holiday on the Big Island. We drove up the beautiful hill for the free tour at 10:00 am, which is well worth the drive. Very informative and fun. We stayed for a private "Roast Master" class, where we learned more about the process and roasted 5 pounds of our own 100%... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you don't think of this as a huge coffee plantation, and enjoy the tour for it's simplicity, this is for you. We had a great guide, who let us tour at our own pace, explained a lot about the roasting and cleaning process. We enjoyed the coffee, and although it is spendy, it is the best coffee I have... More 

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CORVALLIS, OREGON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This organic coffee plantation is worth the drive up into the rainforest. Mary Ellen was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable about the coffee plantation, organic practices, processing and roasting. In fact, she was so good that we videotaped her tour and sent it to her! They offer samples of a variety of their coffees, and coffee cherry... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While the coffee is really good (and you can buy it on line). the "tour" of their "plantation" is not. There is no "there" there and it takes longer to drive to the place than the actual tour takes (unless maybe one calls ahead for the VIP tour). The standard tour involves looking at two coffee bushes, looking at coffee... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was very informative and our guide made it fun. Our expert was very enthusiastic which helps when you are only talking about a single particular type of animal. The highlight was saved for the end when a sea horse would wrap around your finger so you could hold it. We are definitely glad we went.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We tried to visit. Planned on it--went to the location, but they were closed. It didn't seem very impressive (sorry) compared to other local coffee plantations. I don't want to dissuade anyone from going, just be sure they're open if you have your hopes up. It was mid day on a weekday when we went. Not a soul around.

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las vegas, nv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

the person who told us about the coffee was outstanding! Learnt about coffee and all, I just give the tour 3 stars because we thought that we would go the plantation, it didn't happen.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family is a coffee connoisseur, not too easily impressed. The plantation itself was not anything impressive, at least the area where they show the customers around. But the roasting part was really fun and all five us, all adults, had much fun from roasting to packing. It is definitely worth the fee since you leave with the coffee you... More 

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Ocala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family does not drink coffee, but thought it would be an interesting tour. We learned a lot about the coffee industry. We enjoyed the visit.

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