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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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73-1944 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8689
+1 808-325-5566
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Free? Unlimited samples? Knowledgeable & friendly staff? JUST DO IT!

Had a free afternoon today and decided on a whim to take a coffee plantation tour. Read a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, MN
Coffee for the coffee lover, a family business, with real customer service and educating coffee lovers!!!

A wonderful tour and experience at a REAL coffee farm !! I loved tasting the various coffees and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lewiston, Idaho
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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
+1 808-325-5566
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a free afternoon today and decided on a whim to take a coffee plantation tour. Read a few reviews online and decided on Mountain Thunder. SO GLAD we did! Scenic drive through nice residential areas up to 3200 ft! Amazing change in weather from...More

Thank jpbloom55
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful tour and experience at a REAL coffee farm !! I loved tasting the various coffees and learning the differences! The staff was very welcoming, educating and customer service oriented !

Thank travelsalot1995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a cool little tour that maybe lasted 15 minutes and a couple good samples. Walked away with a bag of some primo coffee and was happy we stopped by. Definitely worth a quick trip.

Thank Corbin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was pretty easy to get to, just a little way up the hills, and had a cool (and fairly quick) little tour going over the coffee making process. You can't tour the fields themselves (or at least, that's not a standard part of...More

Thank travelenjoyer420
Reviewed 19 September 2017

After researching the many coffee tours in the Kona area, we decided on this one. We arrived early for the first tour of the day so we checked out the gift shop, sampled the coffee and chatted with the young lady who does the roasting....More

Thank Hendersongal
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were going to take another coffee tour, but they were closed for renovations the week we were there. We checked out the reviews on this place and decided to stop and take the tour. Learned all about this organic coffee farm. Our guide was...More

Thank SRPatro
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A lovely coffee plantation that offers a guided tour of the coffee making process. Learned a lot about coffee and sampled some of their blends. A lovely gift shop as well. Each plantation is different so be sure to visit more than one.

Thank H T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great tour. We learned more about the actual process than what we had see on other coffee tours. Close to Kailua-Kona, very convenient.

Thank CAC28365
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We visited the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation based on a recommendation and went on a guided tour which was very informative. We learned quite a bit about how coffee is produced and we also purchased some of their products. We also enjoy being educated on...More

Thank dcyagura
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Organic coffee was sold out at the time of our visit. The coffee's we tried at Mt. Thunder were by far the smoothest. Tour is about 30 min.

Thank Elapam74
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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