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Mountain Thunder

#10 of 133 things to do in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
73-1944 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
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Coffee high

High in the hills over the airport is a delightful little coffee plantation. The tour is short but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Orange Park, Florida
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Amazing tour! Amazing Coffee!

Met John the owner and got a GREAT tour - honestly it was a private tour- saw the beans got the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ed S
Morgan Hill, California
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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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73-1944 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

High in the hills over the airport is a delightful little coffee plantation. The tour is short but very informative we even got to meet the roaster. Samples are plentiful and very good. A good tour when you are limited on time. The Coffee is...More

Thank foxbow69
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Met John the owner and got a GREAT tour - honestly it was a private tour- saw the beans got the entire process, met the brew-master and got every question answered. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the coffee is fabulous!

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is beautiful, up the mountain so very cool weather wise compared to Kona. It was unclear where to go when we first arrived and a little disorganised between the staff working out who was doing the tour but once the free tour started...More

Thank elspethmcneil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many coffee plantations in Hawai'i. If you are a coffee lover I would rate this a "must-see". The free tour includes the processing of the beans from beginning to end. Each step of the coffee making process is shown in detail throughout the...More

Thank KonaCoastLiving
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where can I came up after church at St Michael the Archangel. The drive was uphill all the way and got cooler as he got higher. Also ran into Cloud Banks. Personnel are very pleasant. In the shop you are able to taste various types...More

Thank tl4804
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up from the beach, takes about 20 mins, jus follow GPS and you wont get lost. temps went from 31C at the beach to 19C and drizzle at the farm. Our tour guide was the new owner ( 94 days) he has owned...More

1  Thank surveyor72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is open, the current owner purchased it 6-9 mos ago. He isn't a coffee grower by trade but has jumped into it with passion and it's fun to have the tour given by someone you can tell enjoys what he does. The tour free,...More

Thank Melbrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New owners have taken the place over and are doing a great job to update things. They have a great tour that is free daily every half hour. They also have the best coffee I've found so far on the Island and I've tried a...More

Thank Ronn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to taste the peaberry estate blend -- so smooth and tasty. If you follow their instructions for driving there, you'll get there with no problems.

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to sample various roasts of their Kona coffee and also some teas that they grow. The tour is short and informative if you want to learn about coffee. Ended up taking a few bags of Kona and tea home with us to...More

Thank Harold B
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5 August 2017|
Response from Honu_Ohana |
I also have the same concern, also because the former owner Bateman kept emailing about his "new website" trying to sell me coffee. At this point I am uncertain what url is his and what is the new owner's. I doubt the new... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from Bobb L | Reviewed this property |
The business was closed down at the end of January this year. A Chapter 11 BK was filed and is in force. (per written sources) Several real Kona Coffee growers have been said to not being paid for their crops, many of which... More
8 December 2015|
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Response from Mountain T | Property representative |
The VIP tours (i think that's what you mean by "fee" tours) are longer, and more in- depth, price ranging from $65-$199. for more info, please visit our website... there is a link on our TripAdvisor page. Mahalo