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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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73-1944 Hao St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
+1 808-325-5566
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great tour great samples great coffee!

Loved this! The people are great, drink as much coffee (many types) as you like take a great tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
donnaonlbi
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lower gwynedd, PA
Excellent and infirmative free tour

We took the free tour which is every hour on the hour I believe (there is also a longer paid tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris P
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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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 St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved this! The people are great, drink as much coffee (many types) as you like take a great tour up front and personal with a great guide. It was really fun, informative, and great!

Thank donnaonlbi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the free tour which is every hour on the hour I believe (there is also a longer paid tour available). Our guide was the charming and knowledgeable Sam and she really did know her stuff and involved the audience asking us to guess...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the plantation with our granddaughter in a stroller. Tour was informative and short. Many types of coffees to sample, and of course, buy. Coffees are a little cheaper than at the grocery store but not much. Still, a nice couple of hours.

Thank mwc505
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived on a nice sunny a.m. The short tour was just starting. The tour guide was very articulate and knowledgeable about the coffee at Mountain Thunder. We enjoyed the tasting of their different brews and selected one to take home.

Thank J w
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a personal tour of the process of making coffee. Really knowledgeable guide and friendly people all around. Lots of free coffee and tea samples. Great gift shop. Easy to find and close to Kailua Kona.

Thank AuntieDearest
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was beautiful there. They do a great tour in small group and their pride shows. They have free coffee samples and you learn about the process and beans. They also have some fruit trees. It is worth the trip.

Thank tedact
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place recently on our holiday to Hawaii. Situated high up the mountain but easy to find. Very welcoming and helpful staff. Enjoyed sampling the coffees on offer before a tour of the process to produce coffee. Excellent knowledgeable guide who explained each process...More

Thank HEATHER W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the experience is simply the scenic drive up the mountain to get there and if you opt to do the $10 walking tour of the plantation you are walking in the cloud forrest. They do have a free tour which was the one...More

Thank Sally T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is way up the slopes of Mauna Loa above Kailua - need GPS / smart phone guidance to find it. But well worth the effort. Mountain Thunder has recently had a change in ownership, and they have rejuvenated it. They offer a free...More

Thank Tony E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was very interesting and informative as to how the coffee bean is processed. The shop was well stocked and It was a great bonus that you could try some of the varieties of coffee and tea and even chocolate covered beans. There was also...More

Thank snowyowl
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RedRose6865
31 December 2017|
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Response from foxbow69 | Reviewed this property |
The plantation is cute but definitely not worth the price of a cap. The tour is short and they do not take you into the coffee fields. You would be spending your money to get to the gift shop and you can buy coffee almost... More
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Marielena66
5 August 2017|
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Response from cheeshead2010 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation's ownership changed in April of 2017. The previous owner has no connection to the farm. Mountain Thunder coffee is available at the farm and online at Mountain Thunder's website.
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Honu_Ohana
16 May 2017|
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Response from cheeshead2010 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will find the same great quality Mountain Thunder coffee coming from the farm and processing facility. The ownership did change, but most of the other elements of the farm and facilities are the same, though some... More
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