Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Enjoy an in-depth 3-hour tour of the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation that includes a coffee roasting class. Take an easy walk through the gorgeous cloud forest to the coffee plantation, and hear informative commentary about the process. Learn the steps to making high quality Kona coffee, from cultivat the coffee plants to harvesting, roasting and beyond. You can even feed the farm animals on this family-friendly tour. Includes lunch and a souvenir half pound bag of the Kona coffee to take home.
  • 3-hour Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation tour with lunch
  • See the coffee farm up close
  • Learn about the harvest, sorting and roasting of coffee
  • Taste fresh brewed Kona coffee and Hawaiian tea
  • Roast coffee during a lesson with an expert and take home a complimentary bag of the coffee
  • Includes refreshments and lunch
Make your own way to the visitor center at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation to meet your guide. Start your visit with complimentary tastings of Kona coffee and Hawaiian tea as you watch a Discovery Channel show about the coffee-making process from seed to cup, filmed at Mountain Thunder’s Kaloko cloud forest farm and mill.

Next up, see the farm and mill in person after a short walk through the cloud forest to the coffee orchard. Learn how Kona coffee is grown, and pick and taste the sweet red coffee fruit, which grows in a lush Ohia rain forest setting.

At the ocean view lookout, you can also feed the farm's Kona nightingale donkeys, Saint Croix sheep, Muscovy ducks, Toulouse geese, white Chinese geese and a pet pig. You might also spot resident wildlife such as parrots, pheasants, quail, peacocks, chickens and Hawaiian hawks (ka’io).

Return to the visitor center for a short break before going to the wet mill to learn how the coffee fruit is pulped, then fermented and dried. Continue to the dry mill where the hulling, sizing, grading and sorting takes place, resulting in different grades of Kona coffee.

Have lunch, then start your ‘Roast Master for a Day’ class. Chat with the current state of Hawaii barrista champion and learn how to roast your own coffee. At the end of your class, you can take home a complimentary half pound bag of the coffee you roasted.
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