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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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A so, so worth it morning in the jungle.

We just did the “private tour” at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. It was fascinating and very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike G
Golden, Colorado
HIGHLY Recommended - great tour & coffee

Loved our visit! Highly recommend for an authentic Kona coffee experience. We did the free tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eileen W
via mobile
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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
+1 808-325-5566
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just did the “private tour” at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. It was fascinating and very worth the $90 it cost. This is definitely an adult tour aimed at providing an in-depth look at how coffee is grown and processed. Unlike many of the other...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit! Highly recommend for an authentic Kona coffee experience. We did the free tour that starts on the top of each hour. our tour guide today was a young gal in her 20s and she was fantastic! Super informed, funny, great personality and...More

Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast in Kona and wanted to stop at a coffee plantation without driving all the way to Captain Cook before heading back to the hotels in Kohala. This was perfect. 10 minutes out of town up the mountain, the drive up was scenic and...More

Thank IlliniFan99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through this plantation, and they have great coffee. It is not inexpensive, but it's worth the price. Lovely flowers around, and a nice little gift shop. Very local feel; not a big commercial production.

Thank gr8passage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The free tours are every hour, on the hour. The tour itself it quite short - you get to see a plant that is growing the beans, then samples of beans in various parts of the picking process, then some machines and the roaster, and...More

Thank jenca78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mountain Thunder is my favorite Kona coffee. It is a small, family-run business and their attention to quality is evident not only in their coffee, but how the small plantation is operated and how they roast their beans. Like many of the plantations, you can...More

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This plantation is located way up a mountain. We drove up and took a guided tour. It's a quaint, small location but the tour was short and informative. There was a sample area for trying different types of Kona coffee and tea and of course...More

Thank drandys102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to, great coffee, knowledgeable staff and not outrageously over priced. The tour was quick, indoors, and we learned a lot about coffee. Will join the Club and enjoy the greatest, freshest coffee everyday and remember a great vacation too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited there many moons ago but I still order coffee from them occasionally because they have thee BEST coffee from anywhere. The flavor and roasts are nothing less than spectacular!!! Two thumbs up 👍👍 for Mountain Thunder Coffee! BTW, I placed an order on Monday...More

Thank Tommyboy917
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stopped in here for a free tour of the plantation and also to buy some Kona coffee after seeing them on a brochure. The tour was about 30 minutes and we learned a lot! It was great for a free price!...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
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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 djandradekickboxer |
Yes there are new owners. Great people with a fantastic product. Very enthusiastic workers that are happy to help their guests. Beautiful area up in the clouds
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