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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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Kona Coffee Tour

We visited this site as they had free tours of the processing plant and were convenient to Kona... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Spring Branch, Texas
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Private tour even kept our kids attention

Great staff! Learned a lot! Coffee is amazing! We splurged for a private tour, and glad we did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
crystal lake, illinois
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this site as they had free tours of the processing plant and were convenient to Kona & Kohala. They have tours on the hours. One of the ladies who was our tour guide had worked in the fields picking coffee beans and worked...More

Thank gnbintx
cheeshead2010, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the very kind and informative review! We have worked hard to improve the visitors' experience at the farm, so it's nice to see those efforts being recognized by visitors. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much)!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great staff! Learned a lot! Coffee is amazing! We splurged for a private tour, and glad we did! Property was about 20 min from Kona. Thanks Kirsti & Ana!

Thank Jen2328
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has new owners, and they are really doing a great job. We had a tour of how they make the coffee. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. They've got a nice gift shop and offer samples of all of their coffees.

Thank JeevesBertie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New owners. Friendly staff. Free coffee & tea samples. Free 30min tour of how beans are processed. $10.00 fee to do nature tour if you wish. Small gift shop selling coffee, candles, beauty products

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Colombian, I am always curious about coffee in other places and I have to say this coffee is extremely good. They even give you a tour of the production plant, it is a great to visit if you are a coffee lover like...More

Thank Luis D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan on visiting the farm in the morning I suggest you wear sox and shoes due to the morning dew and also a light sweater or jacket it can be chilly at that altitude. Before the tour you're offered different types of tea...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people here were very friendly. The folks in the shop were really helpful explaining the different coffee and tea types. I enjoyed tasting everything. And I really enjoyed the guided tour - our guide was friendly, funny and informative. I learned a lot about...More

1  Thank ROSPOW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of walking, was easy and over within 30mins. Everyone learned something. It was fun to taste first to know what we would want to buy.

Thank ERappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like cofee, you know that Kona coffee is tops. Here at Mountain Thunder you can get a tour where you can learn why. They also explain the processing of the coffee berries down to the roasting. You also have an opportunity to taste...More

1  Thank Zorro805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour. They take up through each step from growing the trees to roasting, each machine is shown but factory is not operating during the tour. It makes me wonder when it runs if they have tours all day long. We bought some coffee...More

Thank Michele D
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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
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.
15 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