So the place has reportedly been liquidated per Star-Advertiser May 1 2017,
and some reviews refer to new owners.
Who are they? Is the coffee grown the same places and roasted the same as before? Buyer find out...
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
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 are hand-picked on small farms. Costco sold the product for some time but no longer does. It looks like this business is likely not going to continue as it was. However, there are many places still offering 100% Kona coffee and folks who want the real stuff should make sure that is what they are getting. There are blends but few stand up to the century old original hand-farmed natural product. 30+ years ago I became quite fond of Kona Coffee. You can get it from several farmers at the Pure Kona Market in Capt. Cook Fri./Sun.
SOURCES SAY that yes it is closed and there appears to be nothing left of the biz. Many folks were taken for a ride and it did not work out very well.
Capndrake, news stories indicated they ran out of cash, had not paid farmers for cherry, overextended with other investments. Sad, especially for the farmers! I feel great remorse thinking the coffee I drank may have been a ripoff for farmers who did hard work. Google news stories.
Trent had a heck of a good product and a contract with Costco. What went wrong?
Thanks, Bobb L. Very sad to think that coffee farmers were not paid for the cherry that Mountain Thunder sold for pretty high prices. Hope I never buy again from someone who does that!
My apologies, I have no knowledge of liquidation nor new owners , perhaps someone else can help or maybe even the Hawaii Tourist Information Centre or an email direct to Thunder Mountain, sorry
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