Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, Kailua-Kona: Hours, Address, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation Reviews: 4.5/5

Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Farms
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
Welcome to Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, where visitors of all ages are invited to experience how our award-winning Kona coffee is grown and processed. We offer free 100% Kona Coffee tasting and conduct "coffee talks" to describe growing, processing, grading and roasting our coffees. Located less than 20 minutes above the town of Kailua-Kona at 3,200 ft above sea level, our organic farm is nestled on the lush, volcanic slopes of the Hualalai volcano. The mild climate, rich soil, and perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall allow us to grow truly exceptional coffee, which slowly ripens to perfection before being hand-picked, processed, and roasted. Enjoy free samples of our finest coffees, be inspired by the breathtaking scenery of our cloud forest location, and gain an appreciation for the journey coffee makes from the farm to your cup.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jarrett H
3 contributions
Is Everyone Ready to Taste Some Good Coffee?
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great experience, knowledgeable staff, and awesome coffee! The tour guide had the energy of a true coffee lush. She kept addressing my wife and I as "everyone", which was pretty hilarious. "Is everyone ready to start the tour?". I laughed in my head a lot
She must have a strict script she says for larger tours. But it was a great experience and she was extremely knowledgeable about coffee.
Written September 12, 2021
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Fredandethe
Santa Rosa Beach, FL70 contributions
Exceptional offer and knowledgeable staff
Sep 2021
Exceptional coffee and knowledgeable staff. Although we did not do the tour, the location is worth a visit and the price of the coffee is worth every penny
Written September 2, 2021
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Kurt K
San Diego, CA10 contributions
Excellent coffee in a cloud forest
Aug 2021
Hidden gem high in the clouds (4200 feet) make for excellent coffee growing conditions. Nice tour of their small batch production facility. Wonderful hosts, short video tour of the farm and the recent volcano activity. Short nature walk available for a group price of $10 for your group. Decent shop for coffee and other souvenirs.
Written August 21, 2021
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Taylor R
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
Great coffee farm
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great experience! The coffee tour guide was so informative about both coffee and Hawaii. We spent ~45mins there which felt perfect (20min tour, 20mins of chatting/learning from their incredible staff!).
Written August 21, 2021
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Bean-Buggles
Plumsteadville, PA357 contributions
Location in the cloud forest is amazing
Aug 2021 • Friends
The drive to this plantation is thru tropical vegetation at 3200ft elevation. We arrived at opening to avoid the crowds and rain that usually start around 11am. We were warmly greeted by the staff and Margie the cat. They had three coffee samples out to try. A brief tour was given every 30 minutes explaining the coffee growing, harvesting, and roasting processes. The equipment is right at the entrance so the tour does not venture into the farm, which was a disappointment. There is a short self guided Nature Trail that you can pay for at the gift shop for $10, which we enjoyed. The viewing deck at the end of the trail is nice. They also have a lava tube you can view from the walk but you cannot enter. The gift shop is nice with lots of items available. Even though the tour wasn’t thru the farm and only 3 varieties were available for tasting, we really liked the location in the cloud forest, the taste of the coffee, the gift shop, and the nature trail. If it weren’t Covid-times, the UTV tour would have been great to do. If you only have time to visit one coffee farm during your visit, carefully research the different farms, their tour options, and hours as some are closed certain days of the week. Use Trip Advisor to get an idea of what the tour is like during Covid as many farms have cut back significantly. While we were at Mountain Thunder we were surprised that people were taking cabs to get to the plantation because they didn’t have a rental car. It’s a very short visit since the tour is brief and only three varieties were available for tasting. We stayed about 45 minutes really taking our time. At Greenwell’s we stayed two hours. Again, just weigh your options and fo your research. The location at Mountain Thunder is beautiful and we were happy to visit and spend time here.
Written August 15, 2021
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Lauren
Monticello, FL12 contributions
Great Farm and Awesome People!
Aug 2021 • Family
Loved this coffee farm! We were greeted immediately and given an overview of what to expect. The coffee is delicious! The free tour was very interesting and our guide was great! Her family has worked on coffee farms for a few generations. We did not feel like we needed to go on the nature walk after spending time with her. Nice gift shop with coffees and teas. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there! Mahalo!
Written August 15, 2021
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Nancy T
Herndon, VA85 contributions
Wonderful stop with coffee and nature!
Aug 2021
This was a lovely spot to taste/drink coffee, chat with the employees, and see the cloud forest (very foggy when we were there). My young men (18, 23) really enjoyed their time there as well and bought their favorite coffee from the tastings. I learned a lot about Kona coffee and how it is harvested and sold. Recommend highly.
Written August 14, 2021
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ivanoei
San Diego22 contributions
Let's talk and drink Kona coffee!
Jul 2021
It was pouring when we visited. Masako greeted us at the street with a big smile and two umbrellas. We passed on the self-guided tour; we didn't need to see the grounds. We just wanted to talk coffee and taste it and we did a lot of both. We really appreciated the personal attention. Coffee was very good, btw - properly brewed, served hot so as to give a sense real and full flavor of Kona coffee.
Written July 10, 2021
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TravelingGuy60
70 contributions
Loved it
Jul 2021 • Family
This place allows free coffee testing (100 % Kona coffee, not coffee with a few percent of the real stuff). Then, for $10 per group, you can take a self-guided tour of a beautiful spot, which is partly tropical rain forest and partly covered with coffee trees.
Written July 5, 2021
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txstransplantnomore
Texas208 contributions
Cloud rain forest AND awesome coffee!
Jun 2021 • Family
Amazing cloud rain forest experience! The drive up into the forest is lush with thick trees and ferns. We went in the afternoon when it was pouring rain ( as it does every day) and the owners greeted us with umbrellas and coffee! We got a short overview of how coffee is harvested ( hand picked) and processed. There is a self guided walk through the forest with labeled trees and lava tubes ( “really cool” said our teen). The only challenge is how steep it is getting down to the trail ( definitely need shoes. NOT flip flops).

Great coffee, great experience. Worth the stop!
( tip: if you go in the mornings between 8-9am the view of the ocean is reportedly spectacular)
Written June 19, 2021
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