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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 #64 of 188 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Mattie was our guide and she proved to be very knowledgeable and fun. Who knew how much goes into that fine cup of Kona coffee? The plantation is beautiful, set up into the side of the cloud forest on the side of Hualalai and was a nice change from beach time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great experience through the mountain thunder coffee Plantation. The coffee was really smooth. would recommend a must do at kona and the drive up the mountain

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Pickering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was a very hot day by the water so we decided to drive up the mountain to check out this tour. It is a very scenic and easy drive (we used a GPS) to the Plantation. It is located in the cloud forest and the temperature was perfect up there. Upon arrival, you are able to try the samples... More

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We toured Mountain Thunder late in the afternoon. The tour guide said the tour would be 20 minutes but it was longer and worth every minute. The guide, whose name I can't recall, was enthusiastic and interesting. After the tour, I understood why Kona coffe is so good and so expensive. It is also great! After the tour we were... More

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Lakewood, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

There are a lot of coffee places you can visit in this area, but what we liked about this one is that it's distinct - up high, organic - and really pretty easy to find if you either have Google maps on your phone or can read a map. From where we were staying, the Kona Seaside Hotel, it was... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

What a pleasant interlude this was. A short drive up into the hills to visit this coffee plantation. A hour tour of the coffee process with a small group, ending in some samples of coffee product and purchase of coffee (the right roast as a result of knowledge gained). The tour is free. It was a scenic drive for us... More

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Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The location is really nice in the lush rain forest, it's a lot cooler there when you drove the way up from Kona. It's a nice organic coffee plantation where you will be greeted by friendly people. You can taste 2 samples (organic/non-organic coffee) and take the interesting free tour or a VIP tour which is rather expensive. In the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a fun tour. It was pretty fun driving up there as well. Its amazing to see the temperature change from 100 degrees in Lona to 70 in a matter of minutes as you drive up to the plantation. Signage is small, and easy to miss (remember to lool out for the third hao). Its a family run operation..you... More

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Redondo Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stumbled upon this place while trying to use our navigation to find a different location. The drive up the mountain is beautiful. Temperature dropped 20 degrees and fog and cloud cover surrounded us along with different foliage from the dry lavascape below. The free tour was very interesting and informative--felt like I was in my own Huell Howser show... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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