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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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Very interesting tour

We did the VIP tour and were not disappointed. The people were very friendly and passionate about coffee farming. The whole process was much more hands on than I thought it might... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We did the VIP tour and were not disappointed. The people were very friendly and passionate about coffee farming. The whole process was much more hands on than I thought it might be. Lot's of labor involved in making Kona Coffee. The farms are really quite small.

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Williams Lake, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was quite an interesting tour although you don't get into the fields at all. Takes about half an hour with a guide but a little difficult to hear. Even with a megaphone hearing is difficult at the back of the crowd. Take ur hearing aid if you have occasion to need one. It's easy to find if you have... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were staying in a B&B not far from the plantation so it was quite convenient locating the place. Otherwise, Moiuntain Thunder is high up on the slope above the Ali'i Drive area in Kona. There are frequent free tours happening throughout the day and prior to the tour, visitors are able to sample free Kona coffee and tea, The... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The free tour at the Kaloko Site was fun and educational. It is definitely worth the drive. The road to the place is narrow and twisting but I actually like driving this type of a road. The coffee we sampled were very delicious. My wife and I arrived there a bit early for the next tour so we had the... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great Kona coffee, but expensive. Terrific scenery and views from the plantation as well as the ride up the mountain side to get there. Nice tour.

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Tacoma, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited the main location up the mountain at Kona. We had a great 30 minute tour (you can arrange - for a fee - a private tour where you get to roast your own coffee beans) and tasting. It's quaint, and a something you can do if you're staying near Kailua Bay and need something to do for a... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very informative free tour, they do have paid tours. The people are very friendly and helpful. Do not believe in some of the reviews that don't rate this highly. You great to taste some of the coffee and tea they have. Love Kona coffee, best in the world.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent about an hour at the plantation and learned all about the making of fine coffee and the history of coffee in general and the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation specifically. Toured the grounds and witnessed the individual steps in the coffee making process. Nice tour, nice people and definitely worth the time.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There's a lot of different coffee plantations to visit around Kona, and we decided to visit Mountain Thunder (which we're very happy we did!). The tour is around the small processing plant, and it's very informative, entertaining and there's some wonderfully flavourful coffee to try. We learned the process from plant to coffee cup, including watching some of the beans... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I learned so much on the tour. Loved the geese, dog and cat. Friendly staff and beautiful quaint place if in Kona go to this coffee plantation

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