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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 180 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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Bloomfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family and I visited 4 coffee plantations. This was the best tour. They were friendly and the coffee tasted the best as well. Beautiful drive to the property. Good way to spend an hour to 1.5 hours.

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was a very informative and fun tour. The coffee is yummy, the staff very friendly, and watching the video from when Dirty Jobs was there was both entertaining and enlightening. Our 10-year-old daughter enjoyed it as much as my husband and I did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This free tour is very informative. The staff is very friendly and the free samples appreciated. Our party enjoyed the plantation cats, dogs and vocal rooster roaming about. I recommend this to any coffee lover visiting Kona.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

The Mrs and I took her mother here. This was her first time at a coffee plantation and she really enjoyed it. They give you a great education on Kona Coffee and why it is the best coffee. We got to meet the head roaster and watch how they roast the coffee. I'm wasn't a coffee drinker until I tasted... More

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice, informative tour of how coffee is produced, bean to bag. Coffee was DELICIOUS although pricey. Nice way to spend about an hour.

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Seattle
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Easy to get to but I didn't see any signs so get directions or use GPS. The drive is lovely, up into the hills. The free tour gives you an overview of the coffee growing and harvesting processes. We watched for a few moments while they were doing the roasting and we learned a few things about coffee that we... More

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