Our Hawaiian Vacation: Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation Tour
On our twelfth day in Hawaii (May 28) we visited the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, where we went on a tour of the milling and roasting facilities.
Before showing you photographs and videos of the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, I’ll share two photographs of sights seen while on our drive up to the coffee plantation.
According to a Wikipedia article, the Erckel’s Francolin is native to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan. The Erckel’s Francolin was introduced to the Hawaiian islands in 1957.
All parts of this plant contain dangerous levels of poison and may be fatal if ingested by humans or animals, including livestock and pets.
The Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is located just above Kona, in a cloud forest 3,200 feet above sea level. Mornings are the best time to visit Mountain Thunder, as the clouds usually roll in around mid-morning bringing about foggy and rainy conditions.
I found a video on the Internet that describes Mountain Thunder’s coffee production process much better than I could ever write about it.
Stay tuned! My posts about our Hawaiian vacation are winding down; however, there are still three full days to be blogged about.
11 Responses to “Our Hawaiian Vacation: Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation Tour”
That must have smelled great! I love the smell of coffee although I rarely drink it. Some of it really makes my heart race.The trumpet flower is so pretty. Too bad it is poisonous.Becky K.
Superb catch of the Francolin.. That is my favorite in this blog.Also liked the vibrance of the flower..Ram
I love the smell of freshly ground coffee. I rememebr wwe bout Kona offee, the real stuff, while in Maui and that has some serious kick to it. The flower pictures are beautiful.Stephen Tremp
Yummmm – can smell the coffee from here!! ;o)
Oh I love coffee… The smell would have been heavenly…. George and I both love coffee and drink it every morning.. Beautiful bird.. We visited a working plantation when we were in the South Caribbean in 2001… Very interesting…. Thanks for sharing the videos… Very interesting how they do that.Hugs,Betsy
Did you find the pear tree? LOLI didn't know the trumpet flower is deadly. I will know next time not to pick it.
I'm not much of a coffee drinker either, but I bet the tour was interesting.
That looked like a very interesting tour. I am like you, I am not a coffee drinker but I sure love the smell of coffee brewing or roasting:)
Nice post Linda. I am a common sewer of coffee not coffee connoisseur LOL
Another great post Linda. Gregg is not a coffee drinker but also loves the smell of it, and coffee ice-cream!!! I love coffee and one of my favorite treats on holiday was when I found a coffee shop right on the corner just down from my hotel 🙂
A very informative blog! I love the name Thunder Mountain! I can almost hear an approaching storm!