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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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Address: 79-7469 Hawaii Belt Road, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 808-325-2136
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organic Kona Coffee Farm and Mill Tour
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Roast Master for a Day Private Lesson

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Quick tour of the process, you will not spend much time learning about the plants. Shop was very pricy - we were on the brew tours (were at Kona Brewing earlier) and I'm not sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle N
Chicago, Illinois
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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family greatly enjoyed the beautiful setting, the informative tour of the coffee harvesting, preparation, and roasting processes, and the friendliness of the owner's family and staff, on this working coffee planation. The free samples were much appreciated as well! There is a small but well-stocked and displayed gift store with high prices and a wide selection of their premium... More 

Thank Jcwill5
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick tour of the process, you will not spend much time learning about the plants. Shop was very pricy - we were on the brew tours (were at Kona Brewing earlier) and I'm not sure that I would recommend going out of your way for this. It was open on Sunday, which was a plus as many others are not.

Thank Michelle N
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped by without any prior arrangements, Gorgeoues setting, free short tours run on the hour by a very knowledgeable and fun young man and they last for about 20-30 min. We were a family of 5 , with kids 12-14 yo and all of us enjoyed this tour and just being here. We even got to meet a local... More 

Thank Lisa K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Piper led us on a very informative tour of the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. She did a great job of explaining the process of coffee from plant to roasting. Samples of the coffee and tea were provided as well as the chocolate-covered coffee beans. We really enjoyed this experience! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Pam C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I traveled up to Mountain Thunder through the rain forest - in the afternoon Hualalai gets real misty and it's fun just going there. My wife and I have been on coffee tours before so we came in hesitant to take yet another one. At the energetic recommendation of our host Piper, we took the tour. She... More 

Thank Geoff H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We enjoyed learning more about coffee and sampling the different roasts! The highlight of our visit was being handed the largest avocado I have ever seen as we left the property. The staff was so kind and generous!

Thank Adrienne F
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Did not know a lot about how coffee was grown but we do now. informative tour and how coffee is processed was explained.

Thank Debra H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Don't waste your time, store in a HOT container !! really NO view coffee is awful, go to Kona Joe Coffee (excellent coffee and view.)

Thank Elizabeth A
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Wanted to see some coffee plantations and we found Mountain Thunder as we were driving up the mountain. We were given a tour that included from growing the beans to final process. We tasted their coffee and tea. Its quite a process to get to the coffee that we purchase in our stores at home. Never realized how our coffee... More 

Thank Liz P
Batavia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We found this by accident. Please VISIT, as the drive up the mountain and scenic views atone are worth the hour+ visit. Buy some coffee products. Take the short tour of the production facility. If you don't want whole beans ask and they will grind the beans for you! If it is humid in Kona, it is cool at 3000+... More 

Thank Raymond L

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