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“Very interesting tour and delicious organic coffee!”
Review of Mountain Thunder

Mountain Thunder
Ranked #12 of 129 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, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Bloomfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Very interesting tour and delicious organic coffee!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Jeff gave us a great tour of the coffee making facilities...as a former USDA worker, he had some interesting perspectives on coffee growing and other issues. The kitties chilling out all around were a bonus :)

Visited July 2014
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Sublimity, Oregon
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“And we thought we knew a lot about Coffee!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The drive up (3200 feet) was beautiful. It did rain for a bit, but we're from Or. The tour was very informative, Coffee Outstanding and we brought some great products home.. One of the highlights of our trip!

Visited June 2014
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Fontana, California
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was a beautiful drive to the plantation. The tour was informative and fun. Great coffee samples. Small tour group which made it easy to ask questions. A must see in Kona.

Visited June 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Interesting visit to see coffee”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Informative visit to see coffee beans and how they are graded, roasted and packaged. Quality coffee available with various grades explained.

Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

My family and I visited 4 coffee plantations. This was the best tour. They were friendly and the coffee tasted the best as well. Beautiful drive to the property. Good way to spend an hour to 1.5 hours.

Visited June 2014
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