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.