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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

#42 of 133 things to do in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
73-1942 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
(808) 325-5566
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Best Kona Coffee and FREE TOUR

We were told about Mountain Thunder Coffee by the folks at Painted Trees of Hawaii - Guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Fascinating Tour

What a worthwhile trip up the mountain! We all learned so much about coffee (never knew what a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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73-1942 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
(808) 325-5566
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about Mountain Thunder Coffee by the folks at Painted Trees of Hawaii - Guided WalkingTours. They said it was located just up Hao Street at the top of the mountain. Gorgeous scenery Located at 3,200 feet this is the highest coffee location...More

Thank KonaCoastLiving
Brian A, Guest Relations Manager at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha! thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at farm in the "Cloud forest." Just one correction: our tours in English are from 10am to 4pm and occur on the hour: 10am, 11am, noon, etc, with our last tour at 4pm....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a worthwhile trip up the mountain! We all learned so much about coffee (never knew what a peaberry was), and got to sample many different roasts. Our tour guide was wonderful, friendly and informative, and all the staff we encountered were great. Great time!

Thank Gen0B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow learned a lot about coffee and what is Kona coffee. Thought this place was closed based on other reviews, but decided to check it out ourselves. The place is not closed. It was taken over by new owners 3 months ago. Great little tour...More

Thank sdevries88
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This tour had no walking involved as it was housed at the main parking lot, store and into the processing building. We learned a lot about the coffee making process and it was neat to see the start-to-finish processing. We did not walk through any...More

Thank maura k
Reviewed 2 July 2017

You can walk through at your own pace. We only had about 30 minutes, so we went through it quickly, but you could spend an hour here. There was a weaving activity (hats, I think) that was hands-on. The Japanese farmhouse was restored and looked...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was an amazing tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. She was able to promptly answer each of our questions. The staff at the entire facility went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed our time there! The coffee...More

Thank Vhe08
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Good stop to taste and experience coffee. New owner is trying to raise the level of the entire farm and is doing a good job.

Thank mikepontarolo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The coffee is great and the guide did a great job of explaining the coffee process. It seems pretty straight forward, but there are a lot more details than I had thought before. The tour isn't long, but it is pretty interesting. I did learn...More

Thank SeesonedTravlr
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem above 3000 feet on the Big Island. They do a nice job educating visitors about the whole process from plant to cup. You get to see the sorting and roasting process up close and free tastes of different varieties....More

Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This place offered a free tour and you can't beat that price. We were able to learn a bit about growing and picking the coffee beans and were able to see the machines used to separate the coffee beans. We even got to hear the...More

Thank Amber5176
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Jonathan H
29 May 2017|
Response from Amber5176 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not completely sure. We went on the regular tour which is free, about 1/2 hour, and goes through the building where they sort and roast the coffee beans. I believe the VIP tour actually takes you through the farm area.