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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

#42 of 132 things to do in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
73-1942 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
(808) 325-5566
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Great Little Tour

Wow learned a lot about coffee and what is Kona coffee. Thought this place was closed based on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Quick tour to learn about coffee

This tour had no walking involved as it was housed at the main parking lot, store and into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maura k
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73-1942 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
(808) 325-5566
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow learned a lot about coffee and what is Kona coffee. Thought this place was closed based on other reviews, but decided to check it out ourselves. The place is not closed. It was taken over by new owners 3 months ago. Great little tour...More

Thank sdevries88
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour had no walking involved as it was housed at the main parking lot, store and into the processing building. We learned a lot about the coffee making process and it was neat to see the start-to-finish processing. We did not walk through any...More

Thank maura k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk through at your own pace. We only had about 30 minutes, so we went through it quickly, but you could spend an hour here. There was a weaving activity (hats, I think) that was hands-on. The Japanese farmhouse was restored and looked...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. She was able to promptly answer each of our questions. The staff at the entire facility went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed our time there! The coffee...More

Thank Vhe08
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Good stop to taste and experience coffee. New owner is trying to raise the level of the entire farm and is doing a good job.

Thank mikepontarolo
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The coffee is great and the guide did a great job of explaining the coffee process. It seems pretty straight forward, but there are a lot more details than I had thought before. The tour isn't long, but it is pretty interesting. I did learn...More

Thank SeesonedTravlr
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem above 3000 feet on the Big Island. They do a nice job educating visitors about the whole process from plant to cup. You get to see the sorting and roasting process up close and free tastes of different varieties....More

Thank Morgan B
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This place offered a free tour and you can't beat that price. We were able to learn a bit about growing and picking the coffee beans and were able to see the machines used to separate the coffee beans. We even got to hear the...More

Thank Amber5176
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Decent tour and explanation of coffee grading and the Kona bean is produced. Shows some sorting equipment - knowledgeable tour staff. 30 minutes for the tour and then you can shop for very expensive and exclusive coffee. Also sell trinkets, mugs and some preserves.

Thank sidneymom
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This was a great time filler and would be for anyone looking to take a beautiful drive up the mountain and learn something about Kona coffee. At the plantation, you get like a 10-15 min tour and history on how the plantation came to be,...More

Thank BreRachelle
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Jonathan H
May 28, 2017|
Response from Amber5176 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not completely sure. We went on the regular tour which is free, about 1/2 hour, and goes through the building where they sort and roast the coffee beans. I believe the VIP tour actually takes you through the farm area.