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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vale, South Dakota
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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank jsfarms2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank PatAnn25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Best Kona coffee on the big island! We went on a tour of the organic plantation and the coffee roasting facilities. Really awesome and very informative. The tour guide and staff were great and extremely friendly. Free samples! Of course we bought coffee to take home with us and have joined the coffee club. Highly recommend this place when you're... More 

Thank andysR4976RF
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Best coffee on the island. Informative free tour with lots of samples. Really nice gift shop. Friendly staff.

Thank nancee6338
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

You will like this tour, the free one that is. Can't comment on the VIP tour. Knowledgeable guide walked us through the roasting process and answered our questions. Free samples were an excellent start and finish. The gift shop was well stocked and we got some unusual holiday presents to take home. Loved the chickens and cats in the yard... More 

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