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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

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Address: 79-7469 Hawaii Belt Road, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
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+1 808-325-2136
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Laearn about Kona Coffee

Decent tour and explanation of coffee grading and the Kona bean is produced. Shows some sorting equipment - knowledgeable tour staff. 30 minutes for the tour and then you can shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, B.C.
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Victoria, B.C.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent tour and explanation of coffee grading and the Kona bean is produced. Shows some sorting equipment - knowledgeable tour staff. 30 minutes for the tour and then you can shop for very expensive and exclusive coffee. Also sell trinkets, mugs and some preserves.

Thank sidneymom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great time filler and would be for anyone looking to take a beautiful drive up the mountain and learn something about Kona coffee. At the plantation, you get like a 10-15 min tour and history on how the plantation came to be, the different types of coffee beans and roasts, etc. It was interesting and and the... More 

Thank BreRachelle
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We visited Thunder Mountain Coffee and took a VIP tour. The tour focused mostly on the plantation and how the coffee is grown and harvested. It was amazing to be among the coffee trees and see the various stages of the coffee "cherries". Our tour guide, Bryce was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and interesting and made certain that we saw everything.... More 

Thank Larry F
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was a relatively close place - right near the airport - and up 3000 ft! It is a very casual "tour", but the nice man told us about coffee growing, ripening, picking, roasting and all the steps in between. There were a couple of samples to try and a few items to buy. Don't expect a really corporate organized... More 

Thank SLT1962
Vale, South Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We finally found this place, beautiful drive to get there and had a nice little tour from the informative guide which just took place right next to the small gift shop but still learned things we did not know before. But were not happy to realize after we left and had spent money on what we thought was mountain thunder... More 

1 Thank jsfarms2017
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

It's a small organic farm on the side of the mountain which offers free tours which last 30 mins and some free samples and a small gift shop. Not too much to see but an easy stop to learn something new to pick up great coffee souvenirs.

Thank Angela C
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We visited Mountain Thunder Coffee farm on 1-2-17. The farm is off the beaten path. Our free tour started promptly at 10 am with James, who was excellent. We saw how a coffee bean starts by looking like a grape, then viewing the machinery in the factory that transforms it into a bean that can be grinded in your home.... More 

Thank stm2014
Livermore, CA
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Kona coffee is the best and touring Mountain Thunder Plantation was an experience. You see how the coffee is grown, the stages of the beans is explained, tasting, places to sit and enjoy your coffee, a gift shop, not to mention the wonderful views and lush greenery around.

Thank bears4cs
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Located high on the mountain above Kona, family owned Mountain Thunder Coffee is a wonderful visit with spectacular views on the way to the plantation. The tour was very interesting and informative and the organic coffee is absolutely amazing!! Don't miss the gift shop where you can purchase coffee to take home! We stocked up!!

Thank Gauwe58
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our hotel, the Mauna Lani, had a Mountain Thunder coffee shop which I went to everyday and tremendously enjoyed. So on a rainy day we opted to drive ourselves to the plantation. High in the hills and farther away than we realized, we found the free tour very interesting and included coffee and tea samples. Prices for the beans were... More 

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