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Duration: 2h 30m
Location: Mountain Thunder Coffee, Hao Street, Kailua Kona, HI 96740, United States | Kailua Kona, United States
Category: Food & Drink
Exploration of the coffee-making process from bean to cup
Freshly-brewed samples of Kona coffee & Hawaiian teas
Exploration of a lush plantation on a volcanic mountainside
Friendly farm animals include donkeys, peacocks & pet pig
Opportunity to learn about roasting from a renowned barista
Guided coffee farm tour
Cultivated on the volcanic slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa, Kona coffee is among the most famous in the world. Explore this energizing brew from bean to cup with a tour of the organic farm and mill at the Big Island’s Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation.
In the visitor center, sip samples of coffee and Hawaiian teas while you watch a film that showcases the Mountain Thunder plantation and breaks down the coffee making process. Then trek out across the farm yourself, walking through the misty cloud forest and by an ancient lava tube. Along the way, breathe in the fragrant aromas of wild ginger, vanilla, green tea, and Mamaki tea plants—all of these tropical botanicals are used to make delicately flavored teas on the property.
At the orchard, learn how Kona coffee is grown, see flowering trees, and taste a sweet red coffee berry. The farm is home to more than just plants—as you explore the lush grounds, spend some time visiting with the resident donkeys, sheep, ducks, geese, peacocks, and Ezzy, the 350-pound (160-kilo) pet pig.
Make your way to the wet mill to learn how to pulp the coffee fruit and ferment and dry the beans. From there, move on to the dry mill, where beans are hulled, sized, graded, and sorted by color. The tour concludes in the roasting kitchen, where you can chat with the current Hawaiian Barista Champion and watch beans being roasted—the final step in the long journey from tiny seed to delicious brew.
Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book:
Children 3 and younger are complimentary.,
You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.,
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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