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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 #63 of 182 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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florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for a coffee tour. Easy to find, just off Hwy 11 near Kona. They have an informative and mostly interesting tour of the coffee plants and processing facility (the old one) plus lots of fruit trees and garden areas. The best part is the local group of chameleons. They aren't a native species but they... More

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Arvada, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Informative tour. Cute shop. Coffee expensive but amazing! Best bargain- $10 burlap coffee bags- will be making pillows! Really recommend- teens didn't even complain.

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Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There is a Mountain Thunder coffee shop in the bottom floor of the Mauna Lani hotel, and it's worth checking out. The open-air café has plenty of seating, or you can get your drink to go. They have some pastries and baked goods as well, but the coffee is definitely the star! You can pick up bags of beans or... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been to a few Big Island coffee plantations over the years but this one is the most beautiful. The tour was fun, the property particularly beautiful and the coffee excellent. Highly recommended.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the second year we went to Mountain Thunder Coffee. Last year we took the free tour and it was great. We learned about coffee as a plant and they took us through the process of producing the coffee we know. Great Coffee and a great tour. This year we went back to buy some coffee and unique tea... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We arrived to a free sample of coffee - excellent! There is a brief group tour that is actually very informative. You can also make reservations for a loner tour that also involves roasting your own coffee - next Tim, for sure.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Jeff gave us a great tour of the coffee making facilities...as a former USDA worker, he had some interesting perspectives on coffee growing and other issues. The kitties chilling out all around were a bonus :)

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Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The drive up (3200 feet) was beautiful. It did rain for a bit, but we're from Or. The tour was very informative, Coffee Outstanding and we brought some great products home.. One of the highlights of our trip!

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was a beautiful drive to the plantation. The tour was informative and fun. Great coffee samples. Small tour group which made it easy to ask questions. A must see in Kona.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Informative visit to see coffee beans and how they are graded, roasted and packaged. Quality coffee available with various grades explained.

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