Booms with Growth!
by Les Drent
Coffee cherry growing
in the rainforest of Mountain Forest Coffee Farm
The recent growth at Mountain Thunder Coffee Farm is
dizzying to say the least. After winning 2 blue ribbon
awards at the Kona Spring Blossom cupping competition
Mountain Thunder ran off with the Gold medals in both
the Peoples Choice and Chefs Choice divisions
at the recent cup off at the Kona Village Resort. The
event was held this past July.
Fresh off their achievements Mountain Thunder Coffee
has expanded its operations to include a ten acre organic
macadamia nut farm. In addition to the nuts both green
tea and the ancient Hawaiian mamaki herbal tea are now
being cultivated at the farm. The mamaki tea is available
for both wholesale and retail.
Nestled high in the rain forest (at the 3000 foot elevation)
on the slopes of Hualalai mountain visitors to the farm
have the opportunity to not only tour the milling facilities
but to be roast master for the day. Thats right...
you can learn to roast your own coffee! If thats
not enough... hand feed the geese and tropical hair
sheep which control the farms weeds while also
supplying a ton of free fertilizer!
Tea growing in the rainforest
of Mountain Forest Coffee Farm
A gift shop and espresso bar are open for free tasting
and purchasing of the prized Mountain Thunder 100% organic
Kona coffee and tea.
Organic wild flower honey, cacao, noni, pineapple and
bananas round off the farms offerings. Lunch is
also available with reservations.
Mountain Thunder is now the official coffee tour destination
for the Norwegian Cruise Lines ships that visit Konas
Mountain Thunder is also once again the official Gevalia
coffee mill and roast master for the 2004 Kona Coffee
Cultural Festival and cupping contest.
Follow the map and directions in the advertisement
on the facing page to arrive at Mountain Thunder coffee
farm and take part in Konas ultimate organic experience!
Were also #1 on the Kona Coffee Belt Tour Map
brochure found at the airport and all island hotels.
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