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Mountain Thunder - Kona Coffee Tours

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Address: 73-1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
Phone Number: +1 808-345-6600
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Up in the rain forest above Kona, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is the...

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. 2013 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Contest 1st Place Classic Division. Mountain Thunder offers Free tours daily (no reservation required, walk-ins welcome!), on the hour every hour between 10am and 4pm (1st tour starts at 10am, last tour starts at 4pm). VIP tours and roasting lessons are available by appointment only, Cost ranges from $65.00 - $199.00. Book a VIP tour or Roasting lesson through Mountain Thunder's website (link above). Must book at least 24 hrs in advance.

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Excellent tour and awesome coffee we were very satisfied with this plantation and will be returning very soon. It was amazing to see every single process to get our one pound bag... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent tour and awesome coffee we were very satisfied with this plantation and will be returning very soon. It was amazing to see every single process to get our one pound bag of roasted coffee although they do yours ever hour on the hour and we had a 45 min wait before the next tour it was still awesome. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to the coffee company. Learned how the coffee actually makes it to my cup. Wow. I will never take my cup of Java for granted again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cool tour led by a cool tour guide. Great tasting of their coffee and coffee cherrie tea. High up in the mountains but worth the trip.

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Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We debated on the roast master lesson, but because of lack of time we went on the free tour. The tour was educational with a great guide. We took the information with us to other stores and coffee spots. An overall positive experience. However, we totally lucked out as there was only one other family on tour with us. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mountain Thunder is a beautiful coffee farm in the hills above Kona. All organic and 100% Kona certified. Not only is the coffee the best I have had, the tour was fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A stop at Mountain Thunder Coffee was part of another tour that we did on Kona. We watched a video featuring Mike Rowe of Tv's Dirty Jobs as he helped with the coffee production. Samples were available and for those of you who left your cats behind, while on vacation, there are some friendly cats at this stop! A nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on thr way out. The coffee we sampled was awesome and can't wait to get home and drink some of the coffee we purchased. Nice informative free and quick tour. There is a more in depth paid tour for those that have more time. I got all I needed from the free one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in area for two weeks in May 2016, and did five (my GF loves coffee and really wanted to sample and see all of the Kona options for coffee tours and of course, coffee). No question, best tour and tour guide was Mt Thunder and Bobby the guide. Funny, flexible, infomative and best of all, tailored to group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say, I picked this tour because the name sounded cool and I wanted a cool T-shirt ;) It was great, learned a lot about how coffee is made and the work involved it it. This plantation boasts having their plantation at the highest elevation on the island. They almost boast having the 6th best coffee in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit and tour of Mountain Thunder. You an learn a lot in a free 30 minute tour. Also enjoyed the ride up to the place and its nice and shaded. We did buy some of the organic coffee and after learning more will probably never be able to drink Folgers again! We were spoiled for ten days with... More 

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