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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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Didn't know much about growing coffee

Had a satnav so no problem finding the plantation. It was interesting to learn how coffee is grown and processed before sale. I never realised there was so much too it. We bought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had a satnav so no problem finding the plantation. It was interesting to learn how coffee is grown and processed before sale. I never realised there was so much too it. We bought several gifts in the little shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Warm staff....great coffee! Tour was very educational. Kids enjoyed the visit, too. Wish they had more samples though.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The tour starts off with a video then they take you on a tour of the plantation and facility. You get to sample some of the coffee and tea, the tour guide was great and gave us some good coffee information on how they are grown and processed. Overall we had a good time and glad we made the stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We did the V.I.P. tour. well worth the extra money. The lunch they served us was amazing and we got to roast our own coffee. It was a perfect tour.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was fun. Being in the Kona coffee belt you probably want to go see a plantation. Here the guide was knowledgeable and kind. She explained the coffee process from the field all the way to bagging. The tour was free.

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Shirley wanted to see a real life coffee plantation, so while staying in Kailua-Kona, I located Mountain Thunder. And mountain is correct for the name, up and up and up we drove, finally arriving at the plant. We were greeted warmly by our host and given a very detailed tour of the plant. I was impressed and really liked the... More 

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Seeley Lake, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Understanding the growing and processing helps appreciate coffee more. Excellent free tour. Morning tour lessens chance of rain.

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Mary Ellen was our tour guide. Lovely lady, with a silly personality. She was very welcoming and knowledgeable. The little gal in the gift shop was fun too. Leah the Dog is a funny little thing. Pretty sure she thinks she is human. There were two kitty's in the gift shop that were very entertaining too. We got to sample... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The tour was very informative. We loved learning all about the process Mountain Thunder uses to produce their Kona coffee. Delicious coffee samples as well.

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This plantation is literally at the end of a steep long and winding road. Although you don't see much of the coffee orchard, you can see that many other places. What you do see is a lot of the equipment they use to process the coffee that you don't see at a lot of the other places.

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Additional Information about Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

Address: Address: 73 1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808 345 6600
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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