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“Interesting side trip”

Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
Ranked #15 of 143 things to do in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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 the opportunity to purchase more to take home.

Thank drandys102
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"great coffee"
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"informative tour"
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"chocolate covered"
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 9 November 2017 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 evening EST from Florida and my package was delivered TODAY, Wednesday, at 1:45 P.M.!!! Beat that Jimmy Johns!!!

Thank Tommyboy917
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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! You can also pay for a tour where you go down through the coffee trees, but the free one was great as well. The coffee was delicious and I'd recommend a stop in!

Thank SammiDeRosa
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Extremely informative about "real" Kona coffee. Tour was very good. Loved the tastings. I did go home with a bag.

1  Thank TheDude23112
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