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Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
Office: 75-1027 Henry Street #143 in Kona 888-414-KONA (5662)
Mountain Thunder is a family-owned and operated business working in the Kaloko Cloud Forest in Kailua Kona Hawaii.
In Kona we have a unique landscape that is based on a mountain slope. Slopes are based on either Mount Hualalai or Mount Mauna Loa in the Kona District, and this slope does have well-drained soil, which is high in organic matter and lava rock. This slope prohibits the use of mechanical picking, as mechanical pickers are top-heavy and would fall over if use was attempted in Kona. As a result, our trees are all hand-picked and this does add a touch of human intervention, which raises the quality of the cherry to red, ripe cherry which is harvested during harvest season (July-January).
At Mountain Thunder, we will teach you about coffee from bean to cup. Our tours, we have been told, are the most individual, coolest, helpful and informative tours, which are often the highlight of any vacation in Kona.
Mahalo to Maureen Baskin of Canada
Greeters at Thunder Mountain Coffee
We do hope to see you soon, and we have tours on the hour every hour from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Saturday at our Kaloko location and Monday through Sunday at our Kainaliu location 9:00am to 4:00pm. Mahalo!
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