Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, a vertically-integrated coffee farm and processing facility, is proud to now offer its new Roast Master Experience tour at its farm in Kona, Hawaii.
The Roast Master Experience tour is a one-of-a-kind experience for island visitors. Visitors start by seeing how Kona coffee is grown, harvested, milled and graded at the Mountain Thunder farm. After that, guests will spend approximately 90 minutes with the Master Roaster, who will work side-by-side with the participants to select green (unroasted) coffee beans and create a custom roast ideally suited to the guests’ coffee taste preferences. After roasting, it is then packaged, providing approximately four pounds of uniquely-roasted coffee for guests to take with them.
Farm owner, John Trowbridge said, “We want to offer a tour for those who really love coffee. This new tour provides the unique opportunity to experience the complete process of what it takes to make a bag of Kona coffee, from coffee cherry on the tree to a bag of roasted coffee. As a working coffee farm and roasting facility, we are in a unique position to give island visitors such an experience.”
The tour is available weekdays from 10am to 1pm and reservations at least 24 hours in advance are required. There is a flat fee—groups up to six people—of $250 and that includes the two hour roasting experience and approximately four pounds of the custom-roasted Kona coffee.
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is located above Kailua-Kona at 3,200 feet elevation in the Kaloko Cloud Forest. The award-winning coffee from this plantation has won numerous local, state and international awards and accolades from cupping contests and coffee drinkers throughout the world.
A vertically-integrated operation, it grows, processes, roasts and distributes coffee at wholesale and retail levels worldwide.
More information about our Roast Master Experence Tour can be found online at www.mountainthunder.com
Company Name: Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
Contact Person: Brian Asbjornson
Address:73-1942 Ha\’o Street
Country: United States